CENTRE FOR SPIRITUAL LIVING Yaletown

THE CREATIVE FORCE

14
Dec

Spirituality belongs in school

Lessons in spiritual practice begin at school This week, two Grade 6 children lit up the media with news their elementary school in Kits refused their suggestion to put up Chanukah decorations. The story made it around the world – and the school responded by quickly changing its tune. But […]

07
Dec

Singing the body electric

My body, my truth One of the most controversial books of my younger years was a book called Our Bodies, Ourselves. Written by a women’s health collective out of Boston in 1970s, it was the first book to really tell it like it is about what women’s bodies look like, […]

30
Nov

Walking the path of integrity….

…while kissing a few toads This month we’re exploring the role of integrity in our life. What does it mean to live in integrity? What does it have to do – if anything – with morality? How do we get to live greater lives of integrity? The role of integrity […]

23
Nov

Entrances and Exits

Treat before you move your feet “The entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.” ~ Rumi Many years ago when I began practicing living a spiritual life, my teacher would say to me: pray always. Before you do anything, pray. If you get in the car, pray. If you […]

16
Nov

Doing the drama dance

Dog gone it Maybe Suki is always sending me messages, but this week I actually heard them. It started Sunday night when I noticed she was lagging on her walks, fluffy tail down, just not herself. Her hair is getting longer (yes, hair, not fur), and I wondered if it […]

09
Nov

Stand tall

  When calamity strikes We think calamity is the “effect”. What we might consider is that calamity is only the “passage” to the effect. The end picture we don’t know. We get caught up in believing that we know the beginning, the middle and the end, but we don’t know […]

25
Oct

When my cup is full

Paying attention This week I’ve been practicing paying attention. What that means in real terms is that I’m paying attention in particular to my moods. What’s making me anxious? What’s making me slow down? Speed up? And what’s uplifting me? Earlier in the week I realized that a simple meal […]

27
Jul

The 10 percent solution

Prayer, practice and profit At a recent Sufi meeting many of us attended, I was struck by the immense commitment members make to praying five times a day. Imagine what that would mean for you in your work life? Your home life? The way your weekends look. What struck me […]

13
Jul

When 3 Ministers arrive at a satsang

The jumps and bumps of life Ever get the feeling that even though you’re “on the ground”, there’s a lot of turbulence to navigate? Being present is one of the greatest human challenges. It’s easy as kids because life is relatively simple. But as we mature, more complexity is added […]

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