Topic: Belief and Practice

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    “He is the maintainer, the preserver, the one who saves the earth over and over again, “ says Joan Cummins, curator of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition “Vishnu: Hinduism’s Blue-Skinned Savior.” More

    August 18, 2011 | Comments

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    It was the Bible of the speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr., says author Jon Sweeney. “It’s the basis of cultural identity in the United States more than any other book.” More

    August 5, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more about the history surrounding the 1611 publication of the King James Version of the Bible. More

    August 5, 2011 | Comments

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    “Ramadan is that really intense, focused way of fasting and working on our own selves,” says Rahima Ullah, “and then working on our relationships to others and ultimately to God.” More

    July 29, 2011 | Comments

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    Monks from the Dalai Lama’s private monastery in India spent five days building a sand mandala at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City. The mandala is a symbolic structure that represents a Buddha’s dwelling. It is said to bring peace and harmony to the area where it is being made. Karen Humphries Sallick, who organized the monks’ tour, explains. More

    July 8, 2011 | Comments

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    Brother Paul Quenon, who was inspired to write by his mentor Thomas Merton, says “the purpose of the monastic life in the modern world is to show that we don’t need a purpose. The purpose of life is life.” More

    May 6, 2011 | Comments

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    On Purim, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf, the more you can poke fun at the gravitas of life, the better. More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    Purim is a bittersweet holiday with a powerful spiritual message, says Rabbi Gil Steinlauf of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, DC. A story about Esther that seems to be all about chance is really about “God’s presence working itself out in ways we can’t quite understand.” More

    March 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “Just sit down and feel your breath,” suggests teacher and author Sharon Salzberg. “We tune in, we connect, we come back.” More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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    “Through the regular practice of meditation we discover the real happiness of simplicity, of connection, of presence.” Read excerpts from Sharon Salzberg’s new book “Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation.” More

    February 18, 2011 | Comments

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