From the award-winning NPR religion correspondent comes a fascinating investigation of how science is seeking to answer the question that has puzzled humanity for generations: Can science explain God?
A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe is the perfect book for readers who feel that their religious tradition no longer satisfies their spiritual needs. An elegantly written memoir and meditation, the book explores the many paths of enlightenment available to readers looking beyond today's churches, temples, and synagogues.
Oord shares seven ways in which love can grow, and can influence the future of human society.
The Japanese koan embraces the unknown and makes an ally of doubt, leaving the conditioned mind behind.
Kumar offers a personal perspective on the paradox of choice.
Choice is not only an individual option - institutions, too, make choices. Fetzer Institute executive Lehman describes what happened when an institute chose to say "yes."
Besides relaxing into the flow of being, we are also called to act. IONS President O'Dea invites us to consider the consequences of our choices.
We practice letting go of the physical body in order to hone our spirits and souls for the journey that follows.
Is dualistic thinking inherent in the human mind? Certainly, we often tend to see the world in terms of black or white, good or bad, right or wrong—and this divisive way of thinking has contributed to a long-standing split between science and religion. But the next stage in our evolution, Filipek believes, will involve a more flexible kind of mind where “opposites” open up new creative possibilities.
In the 21st century, Mariana Caplan predicts, there will be a shift back to the student-teacher relationship as we realise the limitations of trying to "do it on our own". However, this teacher-student relationship will have to be created anew to reflect our new awareness. Caplan responds to the challenge of spiritual authority by suggesting the principle and practice of conscious disciplineship model that places the power and responsibility back into the hands and hearts of the spiritual student.