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Participation

The Perennial Tradition Participation Sunday, August 11, 2019 The Perennial Tradition includes the constant themes and truths that recur in all the world religions at their most mature and deep levels. As I mentioned last week, the Second Vatican Council teaches Catholics that indigenous religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism each reflect “a ray of… Continue Reading Participation

Perennial Wisdom

Perennial Tradition Perennial Wisdom Monday, July 30, 2018 No one lives outside the walls of this sacred place, existence. The holy water, I need it upon my eyes: it is you, dear, you—each form. What mother would lose her infant—and we are that to God, never lost from [Her] gaze are we? Every cry of… Continue Reading Perennial Wisdom

The Perennial Tradition

Interfaith Friendship The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 3, 2017 [The] perennial philosophy . . . is the gold within the sectarian dross of every great religion. —Alan Watts [1] The “perennial philosophy” or “perennial tradition” is a term that has come in and out of popularity in Western and religious history, but has never been… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking

The Perennial Tradition What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking Wednesday, November 23, 2016 I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through, listen to this music. —Hafiz (c. 1320-1389) [1] Aldous Huxley’s definition of “the perennial philosophy” is an adequate definition of my own understanding of the same:… Continue Reading What We Are Looking For Is Doing the Looking

Turning toward Participation

Participation: Week 2 Turning toward Participation Monday, April 11, 2016 Some of the most exciting and fruitful theology today is being described as the “turn toward participation.” [1] Religion as participation is a rediscovery of the Perennial Tradition that Plotinus, Gottfried Leibniz, Alan Watts, Aldous Huxley, and so many saints and mystics have spoken of… Continue Reading Turning toward Participation

The Perennial Tradition

Wisdom Lineage Summary The Perennial Tradition Sunday, December 20, 2015 As I shared in last week’s meditations, the development of consciousness is a gradual, lifelong process. Though Spiral Dynamics and other models of development show a trajectory toward non-dual thinking and unitive experience, it’s not typically a straightforward journey. We may catch a glimpse of… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

The Perennial Tradition

The Wisdom Tradition The Perennial Tradition Sunday, January 4, 2015 The “perennial philosophy” or “perennial tradition” recognizes that there are some constant themes, truths, and recurrences in all of the world religions. Unfortunately, many religions have emphasized differences and claimed their particular brand is better than others. But there have been threads of the perennial… Continue Reading The Perennial Tradition

The Authority of What Is

In Our End Is Our Beginning The Authority of What Is Wednesday, December 31, 2014 In the coming year of Daily Meditations, I will introduce the teachers who have taught me: the individuals, traditions, and texts that have most shaped my own worldview and spirituality. On many occasions, people have asked me: “By what authority… Continue Reading The Authority of What Is

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