The Unasked Question, Retold by Paul Jordan-Smith

A classic quest seen anew

The Demands of the Way, by Tcheslaw Tchekhovitch

A spiritual master on what it takes

Tsunemasa, Retold by Kenneth Lawrence with Artwork by Kumiko Lawrence

Tsunemasa, Attributed to Zeami Motokiyo / Japanese Noh. Retold by Kenneth E. Lawrence, translated by Edward Kai Lawrence. Art by Kumiko Lawrence

Kuzunoha

Kuzunoha is a popular figure in Japanese folklore

The Brave Little Parrot, Retold by Rafe Martin

Rafe Martin offers a retelling of a traditional Buddhist Jataka tale.

Two Stories, by Mullah Nasr Eddin

Mullah Nasr Eddin, or Hodja Nasr Eddin, is a legendary Turkish teller of tales, a sort of wise fool, to whom all sorts of exploits are attributed.

The Thanksgiving Prayer, Adapted from the Mohawk

Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. […]

The Verses of Ambapali, by Margo McLoughlin

In Vesali, in ancient India, at the time of the Buddha, a baby girl was born spontaneously at the foot of a mango tree in the royal garden. She was given the name Ambapali.

How Wisdom Became the Property of the Human Race, by Anonymous (West African)

There once lived, in Fanti-land, a man named Father Anansi. He possessed all the wisdom in the world. People came to him daily for advice and help.

Ave Maria, by Jenny Koralek

As the following passage begins, Jesus of Nazareth, here called Yeshua, is suffering on the cross, attended by several including his mother, Mary, here known as Maryam, and Elizabeth, cousin to Maryam and mother of John the Baptist. It is Elizabeth who narrates. —The Editors The cross, or whatever other heavy burden the hero carries, is himself, or rather the Self,…