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Spirituality, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
The Great Circle-Dance – Brother David Steindl-Rast explores the relationship between the great religious traditions of the world, using personal experience as a launching pad.
The Mystical Core of Organized
Religion, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
E-courses - Explore online courses which support the work of A Network for Grateful Living (ANG*L) and Spirituality and Practice, two affiliated non-profits that celebrate the world’s diverse religious traditions.
by Brother David Steindl-Rast
Exposure: Key to Thomas Merton's Asian Journal?
Insights into Truth, by Brother David Steindl-Rast
Let Us Regain Our Sanity
A Deep Bow
The Heart of Prayer,
an interview with Brother David Steindl-Rast
Meal Chant Stew - Through research, raising a family, and his years of practice at Tassajara Zen Center, Steven Harper has distilled an ancient blessing to its universal and inclusive essence.
Trillium – a poem by Patricia Campbell Carlson. The more gratefully we live, the more expansive our view of heaven becomes.
Practice of Absolute Presence
Gift person: His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers compassion that embraces not just Tibetans or Buddhists, but all people everywhere; and it embraces all of every person - mind, soul, and body.
the Dalai Lama by Nanci Rose
Religious Values and Human Society by H.H. Dalai Lama. When we develop a right attitude of compassion and gratitude, we take a giant step towards solving our personal and international problems.
Gift Person: Maura O’Halloran, a Christian Zen monk, understood the convergent paths of holiness and their capacity to meet in a spirit of compassionate awareness.
Hymn to the Mother of Hope
by Patricia Carlson
Gift person: Pandita Ramabai, a Hindu convert to Christianity, struggled to break down prison walls of narrow-mindedness.
The Landscape that Laughs
Four Days of Thanksgiving by Sister Mary José Hobday, OSF. Native American ritual of thanksgiving - can you imagine yourself giving thanks for four solid days?
Key to Peace and Happiness by Dr. K.L. Seshagiri Rao.
Dr. Rao, a Hindu scholar, examines our relation to God and to each other.
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Practicing Spirituality with the World's Religions - This 40-day e-course - for which you choose your own dates - explores what Brother Wayne Teasdale named "interspirituality," the sharing of ultimate experiences across traditions.
Becoming a Prayer - You do not have to have a belief system in order to pray, writes Elizabeth Cunningham in this illuminating blog.
Religions - Beliefnet.com Beliefnet is committed to helping people meet their religious and spiritual needs by providing information, inspiration, community, stimulation, and products.
Winter Feast of the Soul - This winter the world will come together in prayer and meditation, transcending the imagined boundaries of cultural, religious, and philosophical beliefs. View YouTube film....
Muslims in the Church. Prayers Bring Peace! - A video of a wonderful discussion of the meaning of the Muslim Prayers and a demonstration of them. You can learn more about how Muslims are building bridges between faiths at this site.
Where is Gratefulness in the shadow of the Holocaust? - Never forgetting the atrocities of this horrific time, Rabbi Glazer finds reasons to be grateful in its aftermath.
Temple of Sacred Sound - This interactive feature invites you to enter any of three toning chambers where you can listen to and chant sacred sounds for the sake of creating peace and harmony on Earth.
Rumi - Turning Ecstatic - A review of a film about a woman's spiritual journey to find out more about the mystical poet, Jelaluddin Rumi and his extraordinary impact on the world.
"More Americans' Spiritual Growth Nurtured Within" This USA Today article by G. Jeffrey MacDonald offers a wide variety of resources for cultivating an inner life to balance our busy, stressful days.
Soul Mechanic – In this moving documentary by Jehan S. Harney, meet Mahbood Rezaei-Kamalabad, a Muslim immigrant in America. His unique art, work and presence go beyond words to deliver a message of tolerance, unity and respect.
Contemplative Journal - This new Web magazine honors the mystical traditions of all faiths. The preview issue features a video series on Contemplation and Compassion with Thomas Keating, Rami Shapiro, Judith Simmer-Brown, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Chris Webb.
Practicing Spirituality with His Holiness the Dalai Lama - This 40-day e-course consists of daily emails, each with a short passage from the Dalai Lama’s writings and a suggestion on how to practice that thought during the day.
Talking to God: Portrait of a World at Prayer - A short video, introducing this book by John Gattuso - which features writings by Brother David and others - shows images of people in prayer from many cultures, many faiths.
The World Prayers Project - A multifaith archive of historic and contemporary prayers, celebrating our spiritual, cultural and natural diversity.
Prepare for Sabbath – Torah readings for upcoming Sabbaths.
Spiritual Directors International – A worldwide learning community of many faiths, providing programs, publications and practices for spiritual guidance.
Thanksgiving Square is a worldwide, multi-faith resource dedicated to revitalizing the ancient spirit of thanksgiving.
The Mastery Foundation, a non-profit organization, develops programs to empower people who are directly involved in healing religious divisions and making their communities more peaceful.
Images of Divinity celebrates the sacred feminine through imagery and inspiration.
Center for Devotional, Energy, and Ecstatic Practice - Rabbi Shefa Gold's website, teachings, and retreats are rare gems: Profoundly rooted in Jewish contemplative practice, yet open-hearted towards all faiths.
Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms, by Norman Fisher. Zen teacher Norman Fischer translates the Psalms to convey their beauty and power in accessible English for readers of every spiritual path or religious background.
The Faith Club: A Muslim, a Christian, A Jew --Three Women Search for Understanding, by Suzanne Oliver, Ranja Idliby and Priscilla Warner. As they each reveal their own prejudices and misconceptions after September 11, and share their own beliefs and life stories, they develop a deep interfaith friendship. Their book suggests ways to start your own interfaith conversations.
Heartpsalms of the World CD, composed by Juliana Howard and sung by Diane Bosl and Kevin Anderson. An inspiring collection of songs -- based on Nan Merrill's Psalms for Praying -- designed to enhance personal and communal prayer experiences.
Buddha, Living Christ, by Thich Nhat Hanh with foreword by David
Coming Home: The Experience of Enlightenment in Sacred Traditions, by Lex Hixon and Ken Wilber. A guided tour through ten Eastern and Western religious paths.
The Path of Blessing: Experiencing the Energy and Abundance of the Divine, by Marcia Prager. In the ancient language of the Jewish tradition and the modern language of feminine consciousness, creation theology, and psychology, The Path of Blessing brings the words of Hebrew invocation dramatically alive.
Dharma: Buddhists Reflect on the Rule of Saint Benedict, by Norman
Fisher, et al; afterword by David Steindl-Rast. Taking a Christian text
as a source of inspiration for Buddhism offers a new rapprochement for
those who have fled to Buddhism from a Christian upbringing. And for
the Christian faithful, it offers a fresh perspective on a revered classic.
ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.