Martin Luther Reflection

A BIG EVENT MORE THAN SIX DECADES AGO (written by G. Dale Meyer, MLK Day, 2014) Note from G. Dale Meyer: One day when I was a sophomore at Northwestern University in April, 1956, a female student in one of my classes asked me whether I would like to attend a lecture that evening....
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Notes on Basic Buddhist Thought

Compiled with Beginner’s Mind by Carol Grever — May, 2013  Introduction Our Sangha’s challenge to grasp Thich Nhat Hanh’s concept of “interdependence” in The Miracle of Mindfulness prompted this effort to clarify some major points of Buddhist thought.  Nhat Hanh’s book was...
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Service

The Role of Service in Spiritual Development Question: What is the role of being in service to others in one’s spiritual development? Eckhardt Tolle: It can be a wonderful spiritual practice if it arises from the right place inside you. It can also be a strengthening of...
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Meditation

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (qi, ki, prana, etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness. The word meditation carries different...
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Compassionate Cities

Research shows that practicing compassion leads to many benefits for the individual and ultimately for our cities- physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. More and more city leaders from across the US, Canada, and the globe are adopting compassion as a focus for city...
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Read & Sign The Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow...
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Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstong is one of the most original and inclusive speakers on the role of religion in the modern world. Her bestselling books, including A History of God, and sought-after talks examine the differences and the profound similarities between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism,...
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Compassion

In November of 2009, the Charter for Compassion was born. It grew from contributions of more than 150,000 people from 180 countries, and was crafted into a succinct, 312-word pledge that allows room for all faiths by a panel of leading religious scholars. More than 85,000 people...
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