Yoga

What is yoga? In practice, yoga is an applied science of the mind and body. It comes from the Hindu vedas (scriptures). Practice and study of it help to bring about a natural balance of body and mind in which the state of health can manifest itself. Yoga itself does not create...
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Spiritual Practices

An important component of any religious or spiritual tradition or teaching, in addition to the written and/or spoken articulation of the teaching, are the spiritual practices which aid the adherent in experiencing a religious/spiritual connection.  With out participating in...
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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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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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Prayer

Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication. Prayer can be a form of religious practice, may be either individual or communal and take place in public or in private. It...
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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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Islam

Islam is a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion articulated by the Qur’an, a book considered by its adherents to be the verbatim word of God (Arabic: الله‎ Allāh) and by the teachings and normative example (called the Sunnah and composed of Hadith) of Muhammad, considered by...
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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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