Jim Hickman, who’ll facilitate Saturday’s webinar, is a man with quite a history.

> His first mediation teacher was Michael Murphy, the co-founder of the Esalen Institute

> He and Murphy were two of the principal founders of the Citizen Diplomacy movement…


About Death, Ritual and Meaning

Have you recently lost a loved one?

I’ve lost several during this past year, including , for much of my life, and one of my .

It’s my sense that I’m not alone here, and that many who have lost someone…


I imagine there are Americans with a spiritual outlook who are wondering how to feel and think about the events of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol Building in Washington DC. …


I imagine there are Americans with a spiritual outlook who are wondering how to feel and think about the events of January 6, 2021 at the Capitol Building in Washington DC. …


As someone who’s been a professional writer for most of my life, I’ve met a lot of aspiring writers.

Many of these folks tell me they’ve always wanted to write a book.

According a survey cited in the New York Times, some 81% of Americans feel that way.

So why…


“Learn how to meditate on paper,” wrote Trappist monk, mystic and social activist Thomas Merton. “Drawing and writing are forms of meditation.”

Poet, Buddhist and writing teacher Diana Goetsch, who’ll facilitate the Sacred Inclusion Network’s November 17 Online Community Exploration, thinks about writing in much the same way as Merton…


I asked Sushma Sharma if there’s anything her Indian cultural can teach us about “going with the flow.”

Sharma, the Mumbai-based founder of Resonate Consulting, will facilitate our Saturday online exploration, Dancing with Flow.

Indians, she said, have one principle advantage over Westerners when it comes to embodying this state…


Like a lot of people of my generation, my first exposure to meditation was through Zen.

Following the instructions of the teacher, I sat on a cushion with my spine straight and a downward focus. I following the rhythm of my breathing and returned to the breath whenever thoughts intruded.


How does toxic masculinity manifest during this pandemic moment?

Some men, opines Jessica Valenti in a recent in Medium, equate mask-wearing as somehow appearing weak, i.e. not masculine. …


Most of us progressive-minded folks are members of multiple communities, be they religious, spiritual, environmental or political. …

Angelo John Lewis

I’m the director of the Sacred Inclusion Network, originator of Sacred Conversations and the author of Notes for a New Age.

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