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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... Read more>
Anne Lamott

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Anne Lamott “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... Read more>

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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... Read more>

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Layering traditional Hindu kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga’s “rock star.” With a remarkably soulful... Read more>

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Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927) was a Sufi teacher and brilliant musician from India who started "The Sufi Order in the West" (now called the Sufi Order International) in the early... Read more>

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“After I pass away and my pure doctrine is absent, You will appear as an ordinary being, Performing the deeds of a Buddha And establishing the Joyful Land, the great... Read more>

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“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not... Read more>

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He just understood humanity inside out – not as people but as a total mechanism of the human body, mind, consciousness… Patanjali is known as the father of modern yoga. He... Read more>

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"Patience is a priceless possession. Exert yourself always to nourish it." - Sri Ram Thakur India has been blessed with the incarnations of many powerful and mystic saints and... Read more>

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Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486–1534) was one the most prominent Hindu saints of the 16th century. The most renowned and celebrated proponents of the Vaishnava School of... Read more>

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Lightning flashed in my eye, O friend, And brightly did shine the light of the moon. I got a glimpse of the Invisible within, And thirst and longing for the Lord were... Read more>

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Nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic Tertön Sogyal (1856-1927) was a close student of the great masters Nyoshul Lungtok, Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche and Jamgön... Read more>

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"Life is short and the time of death is uncertain; so apply yourself to meditation. Avoid doing evil, and acquire merit, to the best of your ability, even at the cost of life... Read more>
Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, a poet, a scholar, and a peace activist. His life long efforts to generate peace and reconciliation moved Martin Luther King,... Read more>

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So much fear and desire come from that commitment to 'I am'--to being somebody. Eventually they take us to anxiety and despair; life seems much more difficult and painful than it... Read more>