Living the Understanding in Relationships ~ Rupert Spira


In this video clip, Rupert responds to a question in relation to the way we relate to the others from within the non-dual understanding

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An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith ~ Barbara Brown Taylor

In her critically acclaimed Leaving Church (“a beautiful, absorbing memoir”—The Dallas Morning News), Barbara Brown Taylor wrote about her experience leaving full-time ministry to become a professor, a decision that stretched the boundaries of her faith. Now, in her stunning follow-up, An Altar in the World, she shares how she learned to encounter God far beyond the walls of the church.

Taylor reveals meaningful ways to discover the sacred in the small things we do and see, from simple practices such as walking, working, and prayer. Something as ordinary as hanging clothes on a clothesline becomes an act of meditation if we pay attention to what we’re doing and take time to notice the sights, smells, and sounds around us. Making eye contact with the cashier at the grocery store becomes a moment of true human connection. Allowing yourself to get lost leads to new discoveries. As we incorporate these practices into our daily lives, we begin to discover altars everywhere we go, in nearly everything we do. Through Taylor’s expert guidance and delicate, thought-provoking prose, we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in.
Barbara Brown Taylor’s last book, An Altar in the World, was a New York Times bestseller that received the Silver Nautilus Award in 2012. Her first memoir, Leaving Church, received an Author of the Year Award from the Georgia Writers Association and won the Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book of 2006. Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry before becoming the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught world religions since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural north Georgia with her husband, Ed.

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An Altar in the World Excerpt: The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings view here
The Right Answer

“The Right Answer,” guest preacher, Barbara Brown Taylor’s sermon at The Riverside Church in the City of New York on Deuteronomy 30: 9-14 and Luke 10: 25-37 from July 14, 2013.

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