Spiritual Practice

  1. Often, when conversation turns to practice, I hear the following: “I really don’t have a practice.” I no longer believe this to be true.
  2. Food
    Like so many life activities, with food preparation it is not so much about what you do as it is about the state of mind you bring to the doing.
  3. Zen Mountain Monastery
    This is how the Meal Gatha that I learned at the Zen Mountain Monastery begins. It continues:
  4. Dinner at Marmalade
    There is nothing new about suggesting that eating can be the subject of spiritual practice.
  5. Shalom Mountain
    At the core of my practice for the last 19 years has been the Principles and Skills of Loving. 
  6. Inside Out Image
    One of the most delightful of the Christmas gifts we received this year is a DVD of the movie, "Inside Out".
  7. Car repair
    Yes, there is value in setting aside some period of time each day to do some sort of formal practice. What do you do on those days when your schedule does not allow that?
  8. Ruby Slippers
    To continue this series of ruminations about how to select a practice or set of practices . . .
  9. I am occasionally asked, "how do I figure out which spiritual practices to undertake?" In fact, I had just such a conversation this week with a friend I made at a recent retreat at Shalom Mountain.
  10. Newspaper
    I hold the perspective that all that we do is practice. So, for me, the question is not "do you practice?" so much as it is "what is your practice?" 
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