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Navigating the Storm of Global Change


I've long championed the term “subtle activism” to describe the application of consciousness-based practices like meditation, prayer, and ritual for collective rather than personal transformation. The idea is to broaden the traditional focus of our therapeutic and spiritual attention beyond individual concerns to include the main global issues of our times. And it is in relation to the healing of collective trauma, specifically, that I think an approach like subtle activism has a crucial role to play.

A Cloud Never Dies | A Film about the Life of Thích Nhất Hạnh

Mixed Media

A new documentary about the life of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay), premiered Saturday, April 2 on YouTube. Narrated by actor Peter Coyote, the film provides an intimate glimpse into the life of the global spiritual leader, poet, and human rights activist who is revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, global ethics, and peace. VIDEO

The Indwelling Spirit


Our spiritual commons includes the pure positive potential that flows upward from the Indwelling Spirit into our personal field of consciousness where it manifests as humanity’s eight positive core qualities of thought and action

All Things Are a Commons


A commons isn’t a shared space for multiple lives but rather the space of their shared lives.

The Holomovement


In recognition of Bohm’s vision and the subsequent realization of the synergistic energy arising, the term “holomovement” perfectly describes the sociological phenomenon underlying the worldwide movement towards unity.

Century of Awakening


We resacralize something by treating it with respect and reverence. Even the simple act of drinking tea can be a profound act.

Our Struggle Is with Illusion


Einstein called the misinterpreted self “an optical illusion of consciousness”, the incessant stream of chatter in our heads we call “me, mine, I.”

Turning Our Crises Around from the Inside Out


Classically, in a rite of passage, there is a deep descent into the darkness, the heart of the unknown, and a return home, bearing its light and its gifts, healing and transformation. Today we are being called to make this passage, each in our own way, personally and collectively.

Mystical Anarchism, a Spiritual Biography


Alnoor | When people ask me, "what’s the most important thing I can do," I often say to people, especially in the spiritual community: to understand how neoliberalism works. We must understand how capitalism works because it is the very oxygen in which we are breathing. It has intermediated every aspect of our lives.

In the Hands of Alchemy


"I needed to know if there was a God and I risked my life to find that out. I know now that we risk far more when we attempt to create a life devoid of a personal relationship with our God."