Tag: Spirituality

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    Benyamin Cohen has written a book about his year-long exploration of Christianity, and he uses what he learned to reflect on the meaning of his own Jewish faith. More

    April 20, 2010 | Comments

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    Three movie watchers ponder the religious, spiritual, and moral themes in Avatar, Up, The Hurt Locker, and more. More

    March 5, 2010 | Comments

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    “Breathing is one of the most basic prayers,” says Liz Ellmann, who heads Spiritual Directors International. “We are so close to God we’re as near as our breath.” More

    February 26, 2010 | Comments

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    “For me Reiki is another form of prayer,” says spiritual director Lauri Lumby Schmidt. But a member of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops says this holistic Japanese healing technique is “not of God.” More

    February 12, 2010 | Comments

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    Bhavana Gupta says her generation will go to a Hindu temple in New Delhi and say, “Let’s give the priest 500 rupees to have him do a good prayer service for us.” But the younger generation questions this traditional Hindu practice and asks why. More

    January 22, 2010 | Comments

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    As Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is celebrated, watch this wildly popular singer talk about spiritual searching, light in Jewish mysticism, and why “my life is not separate from my music.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    Light, says the reggae-loving rocker, “is really a central theme in my music in general, in the story of Hanukkah, and in the spiritual process in general.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    “It is much easier for God to get through our defenses when we’re in a wilderness,” says John Lionberger. He leads kayak and canoe trips that he says “get to the transcendent through the physical.” More

    December 10, 2009 | Comments

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    There will always be a purpose to monastic life, say the sisters of Mount St. Scholastica, as long as there is a need in the world for silence, prayer, simplicity, and balance. More

    October 30, 2009 | Comments

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    “There’s definitely something spiritual about working with the earth and feeling a relationship with all of God’s creation,” says Cara Gonzalez, a parishioner at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda, Maryland, who volunteers in the church garden. More

    October 2, 2009 | Comments

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