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  1. Spirituality and the Middle East

    Is it only me? I find what's happening in the middle east, revolution after revolution, demonstration after demonstration, a profound expression of human spiritual determination.

    For me, Spirit and the life dedicated to sane spirituality, is not about some particular way to talk. It's not about God or Buddha Mind or some such. It's not about meditation or Tai Chi or prayer, though these are all good tools to help it.

    The life of spirit, or what we call Sane Spirituality, ...
  2. On Spirituality and Politics

    I want to talk about one of the key differences in understanding between Eastern and Western spirituality.

    I'm talking about the distinction between consciousness and the objects of consciousness. Guild member Robert Jonas writes, "This distinction requires us to pause and to reflect on what this means. Let's close our eyes, take a deep breath and try it. Instead of just thinking, let's notice the thoughts streaming through our little noggins and the various body sensations ...
  3. Atheism, really? Is this the best we can offer?

    NY Times, Wed, Nov 10. "Four separate and competing national organizations representing various streams of atheists ... will soon be spreading their gospel through advertisements on billboards, buses and trains....Their campaign juxtaposes particularly primitive passages from the Bible and the Koran with quotations from non believers and humanists like Albert Einstein and Katharine Hepburn."

    They recognize, says the Times, that 15 percent of America is "unaffiliated," and they want ...