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The Making of the Human Self

How do children develop a sense of self? From the moment they are born, babies are exposed to information that can teach them about who they are. By touching their own face and body, or by kicking and grabbing things, … Continue reading

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A Satsang Invocation

The San Jose BMCM Satsang Invocation Leader’s CALL: “Krishna said: …you shall come to me; this I promise; for you are dear to me.” Group RESPONSE: “We come to your presence, Krishna. Bring us now into your light and wisdom.” … Continue reading

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The Joy of Knowing… Who You Are

To a foundling orphan, growing up without finding out answers to questions of who and why can be hurtful. That hurt can stay hidden for years, swept under the rug of having to live out a current lifetime, despite the … Continue reading

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The Moment of Awakened Awareness

The ineffable, unmanifest, undifferentiated Consciousness, that journeys to the universe of its manifestations through its mirror-mind, individuates infinitely as the Self.  Is is this Self as the subject knower that becomes increasingly aware in the manifest dimension of object forms … Continue reading

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Tribalism in the Human Zoo

The video documentary featured here is a socio-anthropological examination and study of the subject of “human territoriality.” It is a BBC nature documentary series written and presented by Desmond Morris, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on 27 July 1994. … Continue reading

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Keating Talks on the Human Condition

I wanted to share with you the information that Contemplative Outreach has relented about previously taking away the Fr. Thomas Keating videos from his Spiritual Journey series of talks. They previously pulled them out of YouTube to sell them at … Continue reading

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Easy Does It

Many aspirants to higher spirituality are deceived by the erroneous teaching that you have to sweat out your enlightenment with every drop of your being and to labor intensively, exhaustively and unendingly through the spiritual journey.  Spiritual teachers who promote … Continue reading

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The Four Consents

In his Spiritual Journey series of retreat conference lectures, Fr. Keating speaks of four (4) “consents” that an individual is expected to make at certain stages of life, in order to develop fully into a spiritually mature human person. [The … Continue reading

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Grace and Healing as Fruitage

Grace and healing are the fruitage of our meditation practice. (Enhance your reading experience; let the music below play in the background as you read.) [Acknowledgement to SoundCloud user252443097 from San Jose, Costa Rica, for the music.] A life of … Continue reading

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Who is my neighbor?

Who is my neighbor? That question first confronted Audrey, a mother of three children. The same question later confronted her friend Tisha Beauchmin, herself a mother of five, and Tisha’s husband, Kevin. Then, the question finally confronted the larger community … Continue reading

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