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Zen Moments, by Pamela Travers

Zen Moments, by Pamela Travers

Pamela TraversJul 22, 20153 min read

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), Tea house at Koishikawa. The morning after a snowfall We sit on our heels on the tatami, the Japanese woman and myself, telling…

The Flight from Disunity: Thomas Merton on Suffering, by Vanessa Hurst

The Flight from Disunity: Thomas Merton on Suffering, by Vanessa Hurst

Vanessa HurstJan 4, 201712 min read

Light Beyond Pain, Abbey of Gethesmani, Kentucky Photographs: Br. Paul Quenon “Some men believe in the power and value of suffering,” writes Thomas Merton. “But their…

Prospero, Jonah, and “The Greek”: A Winter’s Odyssey

Prospero, Jonah, and “The Greek”: A Winter’s Odyssey

Cynthia BourgeaultNov 1, 202020 min read

Editors’ Note: The following is the beginning of Cynthia Bourgeault’s new book, Eye of the Heart: A Spiritual Journey into the Imaginal Realm. Following the searing wake-up call recounted here,…

Moving Toward Hope: A Conversation with Elaine Pagels

Moving Toward Hope: A Conversation with Elaine Pagels

Sam MoweJan 29, 202020 min read

Gospel of Thomas and The Secret Book of John. Codex II The Nag Hammadi manuscript. 2011 As a young scholar, Elaine Pagels breathed new life into the dusty subject of…

Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down, by Roger Lipsey

Make Peace Before the Sun Goes Down, by Roger Lipsey

Roger LipseyApr 29, 201520 min read

One of the first and endless lessons of spiritual community is to find one’s way somehow—perhaps brilliantly and with friendship, perhaps awkwardly or scarcely at all—with those who, like you,…





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