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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. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

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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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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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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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Soul to Soul with Dr. Maya Angelou - Super Soul Sunday - Oprah Winfrey Network

In this round of Soul to Soul, find out what Dr. Maya Angelou’s definition of God is and what she believes happens when we die. Plus, get her definition of the soul and why she thinks spirituality and religion are different things.

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Poem: "Beannacht"

Shortly before his death in 2008, the late Irish poet John O'Donohue recited his poem, meaning blessing, during an interview with Krista Tippett. We've woven his close friends' photographs of him in his Celtic landscapes with this reading.

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Tenzin Palmo: Opening of the Heart

Talk of Ven. Ani Tenzin Palmo in Tashi Jong, North India, on November 14,2000

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Buddhist Nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo Interviewed by Film Director Khashyar Darvich About Her New Book

Dalai Lama Renaissance Film Director Khashyar Darvich interviews Tibetan Buddhist nun Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo about the release of her new book, "Into the Heart of Life." The interview was filmed in the Himalayan Mountains of India.

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Mark Nepo on the One Life We’re Given

In this interview, Mark, who is the author of the New York Times bestseller “The Book of Awakening” and 17 other books, including his most recent, “The One Life We’re Given,” talks about his own healing journey from cancer, his own transformation and awakening, his work with Oprah Winfrey,...

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Spiritual Life, Spiritual Direction God in You, Part 1

Dan speaks of his own suffering and conversion and gives advice on how to heal from the suffering.

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Françoise Bourzat: Psilocybin

Françoise Bourzat speaks about her journey with psilocybin.

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