Sunday, March 24, 2013


I recently discovered a wonderful new resource called Contemplative Journal.  From the site's description: "Wherever you may be on your spiritual journey, your ideas and beliefs are welcome here. This is a place where meaningful inquiry, sound scholarship, and non-conceptual experience blend seamlessly. Contemplative Journal boldly explores the wildest mysteries of the universe within the context of the daily lives of our readers.

Below is one of their first offerings, a heart-opening interview with Rabbi Rami Shapiro as he explores how the future of humanity lies at the intersection of compassion and contemplation.  From the interview: "Kindness cares for the other; in compassion, there is no other...When I'm being kind to you, it's like I'm one step up - you need some help, I'll be kind to you.  I'm in a position of power and the recipient has less power.  But in compassion, we meet at our brokenness...The Divine Reality is for everyone - all beings are our neighbors and we can love them all."

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Do Great Things: Understanding and Compassion Can Change the World

An inspirational presentation by Justin Rosenstein titled "Do Great Things: Understanding and Compassion" from the recent Wisdom 2.0 conference. The entire conference, featuring such speakers as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, Marianne Williamson, Dan Seigel, Joan Halifax, and Eckhart Tolle can be viewed free of charge here.