The Graduation Speech We’d Like to Give (Part II)

Several times this week we've passed little groups of people in graduation garb taking pictures in front of New York monuments. Beaming friends and families were looking on. We congratulate them — and others graduating in the days to come — on completing this stage of their education. Here's Part II of the graduation speech we'd like to share with them. Part I, published last week, covered "wisdom to go" in the form of proverbs and pith instructions. Here's more.Mind Training SlogansAlso … [Read more...]

The Graduation Speech We’d Like to Give (Part I)

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It's that time of year, when millions of students "graduate" to a new stage of their education or life. During the ceremonies they will hear representatives of their classes share about what they have learned and then listen to graduation speakers talk about what they will need as they move into the future. Here's the graduation speech we'd like to give -- offering "wisdom to go" in the form of spiritual practices for everyday life. (This is Part I; we'll have more wisdom to go next … [Read more...]

As Outside, So Inside. Observing the Winter Solstice.

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Friday, December 21, is a momentous day. The Winter Solstice synchronizes exactly with the end of the 5,125 year cycle of the Mayan Calendar. We plan to make a special effort to observe this day. It's a time to notice the changes outside and inside. In the northern hemisphere, the days of light are shorter, the darkness is longer, the weather is cold, the trees are bare, and snow is often on the ground. John Matthews, who has lectured widely on Celtic and Arthurian traditions, has written this … [Read more...]


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