The One True Temple is Life Itself

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With all the ashrams, temples, churches and houses of worship that dot the globe, we forget that the one true temple is life itself – a non-stop manifestation of spiritual energy that creates an environment in which human beings can learn whatever they have to learn to develop strong inner lives.  The altars in this temple remain a mystery until we discover that they exist inside each and every one of us: seven basic chakras that link a person to ...

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Meditation is not a spiritual life

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We all have hearts, we all need love, and we all have varying degrees of ambition and try to reach goals that are supposed to make us happy. We were sweet and lovable infants at birth, but that taste of paradise was somehow lost along the way. There is no immediate answer to this quandary. We just have to open our hearts and keep them open, and slowly, but surely learn to transform our tensions into life-giving energies.

When our consciousness ...

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Enlightened People Don’t Know They’re Enlightened

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After many years of deep meditation practice, I realized that I know little or nothing about life.  At first, the very notion frightened me.  It shredded my ego and demanded very deep surrender.  It forced me to live my life in the moment.  There was no past or future, just the “now” in all its frightening and intimidating beauty.  The less there was of me directing traffic, the more room there was for spirit to guide my actions.  I realized ...

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The End of Abuse

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There’s no superficial answer to the question of family or racial abuse or the subjugation of women to an inferior status. Women can blame men, and men can blame women, until both sexes discover that dysfunction is rooted so deeply in the human psyche that superficial answers don’t touch the core of the problem. There will be no equality of gender status or termination of physical abuse until people begin to transform their own deep-rooted anger and prejudice into a ...

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A Miracle at Coffee Creek

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It’s quiet except for the clang of steel doors as guards and inmates move from cell to room in Coffee Creek Women’s Prison. Even the door to the chapel is made of steel.

1:00 PM – Inmates begin to show up for meditation class. They are openly friendly, wide-eyed, a bit cautious, yet eager to learn what I have to teach. They all look at me as if I’m something special, yet, I can sense fear, lack of trust, a hunger ...

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Dr. Don Baham interviews Stuart Perrin and Kristina Jones on the subjects of meditation and anti-human trafficking.

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In this video, Dr. Don Baham interviewed myself and Kristina Jones on the subjects of meditation and anti-human trafficking.

The use of meditation to heal ourselves is a fundamental means of transforming what’s killing us into life giving energy.  Happy people don’t traffic children; people who are full of love and joy don’t abuse children or subjugate them to sexual slavery.  Spirit and practical living, the esoteric and day-to-day life aren’t independent and separate realities.  They must ...

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The first touches of spring …

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The first touches of spring…warmer weather…rain instead of snow…the feeling that life is getting ready to explode all round me.  Nature is the best reminder that everything moves in cycles.  There is no rebirth without death; there is no spring without winter; and when that burst of colorful joy covers vast stretches of ground, one can almost hear flowers sing and the forests awaken with a sigh – the voice is pure, unfiltered, a manifestation of winter letting go and ...

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Hymie ‘The Rag’ Goldberg

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After a night of snow, the streets of New York had mountainous drifts butted up against cars and sidewalks that were being cleared by superintendents and store clerks.  Augustine had to meet Martin at his studio to discuss an editorial job for an art magazine Martin had decided to publish.  While walking on Second Avenue, he heard the shrill laughter of Hymie ‘The Rag’ Goldberg, a six-foot-seven inch Jewish man with the mentality of a five-year old ...

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