Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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All that a guru can tell you is: ‘My dear Sir, you are quite mistaken about yourself. You are not the person you take yourself to be.’ – Nisargadatta Maharaj Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj was an Indian spiritual teacher and philosopher of Advaita (Nondualism), and a Guru, belonging to the Navnath Sampradaya. Sri Nisargadatta, with his… Read more »

St. Francis of Assisi

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Born in Italy circa 1181, St. Francis of Assisi was renown for drinking and partying in his youth. After fighting in a battle between Assisi and Perugia, Francis was captured and imprisoned at ransom. He spent nearly a year in prison—awaiting his father’s ransom—and, during this time, reportedly began receiving visions from God. After his… Read more »

Anne Lamott

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“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who… Read more »

Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, PhD

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Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, PhD, founder of Village Zendo in downtown Manhattan, is a certified Zen teacher in both the Rinzai and Soto Zen traditions, and an ordained Soto Zen priest. In addition to her own community, she teaches meditation to many groups with special needs, including people living with HIV/AIDS, young people in drug… Read more »