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Spiritual Life



One’s spiritual life is all the ways we incorporate our spiritual beliefs into our life decisions and lifestyle choices. It is the summation of how we respond to a calling from within, a calling that can be considered divine, supernatural, or merely a universal consciousness. Its general purpose is to connect mind, body, soul, and spirit, and to bring unity to our lives. Most orient their spiritual life to pursuing a more enlightened version of themselves, focusing on ideas and practices that help them find meaning, connection, purpose, and ultimate truths in our human existence. A healthy spiritual life encourages us to explore and adopt our own unique frameworks that can provide comfort and growth, meaningful challenge, and inner peace.

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Buddhism 101: Happiness and the Four Noble Truths

Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers, gives a discussion on the basic premises of a spiritual life, and the ideas central to Buddhism.

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The Divine Milieu

The essential companion to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's The Phenomenom of Man, The Divine Milieu expands on the spiritual message so basic to his thought.

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Master of Soul: An Interview with Thomas Moore

The renowned Jungian talks about the art of soul making in everyday.

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FindCenterWe are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.

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Becoming Nobody

Through director's interviews, archival footage, and original music, we are introduced to Ram Dass as he explores our universal human condition and behaviors in connection to the journey of the soul and the shared unity of all of our lives.

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Author Elaine Pagels Explores Why Humans Rely on Religious Belief

Why do people have faith in what they cannot see? Author Elaine Pagels explores the concept of religious belief, and shares her own experience with finding faith in the face of tragedy, in her new book, “Why Religion?” Jeffrey Brown caught up with Pagels at this year’s Miami Book Fair.

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The Spiritual Life

2013 Reprint of 1937 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Evelyn Underhill was an English Anglo-Catholic writer and pacifist known for her numerous works on religion and spiritual practice, in particular Christian mysticism.

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FindCenterPeople take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.

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The Way of Silence: An Interview with Adyashanti

When people allow themselves to connect with what their spiritual life is about for them—what their deep questions are, what their deep yearning is—then they have all the vitality they need

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Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg Reads from "Surprised by God"

This is the audio of a talk that Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg gave at the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership on June 2, 2009, on her book, "Surprised By God: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Religion."

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