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Raleigh, NC 27604
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Why Meditation Matters in a Crisis (3)

Why Meditation Matters in a Crisis (3)

Crisis evokes "fear-brain." And fear-brain shuts down the best thinking, big-picture seeing, and sends us into evolutionary instinct, survival mode. The spiritual tradition gives us wisdom and practices, to help us do better.

Becoming People of Our Time

Becoming People of Our Time

“The greatest glory lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail” (Nelson Mandela). Our nation has failed. Each of us has failed. AND, we can rise again. We can do better.

Wisdom is Slow. Fear is Fast.

Wisdom is Slow. Fear is Fast.

That makes “the good life” tough. So, we walk the spiritual journey together. We help one another stay on track! This week we explore together, how to keep rising rise above our fear-brains.

Thriving in Uncertainty

Thriving in Uncertainty

We continue a spiritual theme we began on Easter. How do we thrive, when there is chaos and uncertainty all around us, and there's no end in sight? Have a listen.

Our Best Selves … Together

Our Best Selves … Together

At life. At the spiritual journey. In times of crisis. We're better together. Today's lesson starts with stories I've heard since the virus began, encouraging us to be in it together.

Help Others. Help Ourselves.

Help Others. Help Ourselves.

Whatever helps us become ego-self forgetful, helps us access the Inner Divine, our better angels. No time better for that than this, the time if virus. Have a listen.

Finding God in Organized Religion

Finding God in Organized Religion

I am not unaware that for a lot of people, organized religion is a big, big problem. It has been for me too. But what if... What if, under all that toxic craziness, there are deep, human, communal ways -- we find the sacred, find the Divine, we "find God in all...

Finding God in Our Pain

Finding God in Our Pain

Pain is yet another place we experience the Divine, experience the sacred. However, it really can go either way. Pain can either sidetrack us, reinforcing all kinds of false-self distractions, or it can ennoble us, stripping away and refining. Have a listen

Finding God in Awe

Finding God in Awe

Awe is the humbling feeling we get when we encounter something vast. A sky full of stars. An overwhelming idea. Anything that shrinks the ego-as-self points us toward Divine experience. Let’s talk Sunday. 

Finding God in Belonging

Finding God in Belonging

We belong. We just do. We may not feel like it, but that doesn’t matter. We belong. And our souls will be hungry, until that reality is actualized in our lives. This week, we talk about how.

Finding God in our People

Finding God in our People

Once we rethink where God is—and imagine the Divine is present in every man, woman, and child, a whole set of spiritual practices open up, to help us Find God in All Things.

Finding God in the Garden

Finding God in the Garden

When we think God is far away (in heaven) we expect spiritual experiences to be dramatic—visions or peak experiences. But when we look for the Divine in everything, simple moments—pulling weeds, washing dishes—can become spiritual moments. 

Finding God in the Woods

Finding God in the Woods

Many who can’t imagine God on a celestial throne, nevertheless feel spiritually connected in the woods or garden. Turns out, a rich part of our tradition, is how to access the Divine here and now, in the juice and joy of the earth.

Where Is God Now?

Where Is God Now?

After the great religious unraveling that began after WW1, many struggle with that question. This week, we’ll start thinking about where God is now. (It’s good news!)