Why Bike Rides Are Good for the Soul

In January 2012, I had the intense desire to find a spiritual family. But where to look? I considered the New Thought church that I had attended years ago, but something told me that a “better” place was out there for me, one more suited to my spiritual path, and that this new place was actually waiting for me to show up. I searched the internet for a New Thought church close to me,...

The Inside Scoop

Before Ram Dass (the subject of this issue’s “Listening in With …”) became a yogi, teaching Eastern spirituality to Westerners, he was Richard Alpert, Ph.D., a Stanford-educated psychologist and self-described “neurotic Jewish overachiever” who became one of Harvard’s youngest tenured professors. He was on the fast track until he and fellow...

Listening in With … Ram Dass

.s1,.s7 {color: #2e014c;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;} .s2, .s3,.s4, .s8 {color: #f0a661;font-weight: bold;font-size: 15px;} As a guru entering the scene during the tumultuous 1960s, Ram Dass introduced Eastern spirituality and philosophy to Western minds hungry for (or at least curious about) enlightenment. The author of Be Here Now (Lama Foundation, 1971), he taught millions to...

Understanding Consciousness

After spending more than 20 years in academic neurosurgery (15 of them at Harvard), I thought I had some idea of how brain, mind, and consciousness were interrelated. But that was before my near-death experience. In November 2008, a severe case of bacterial meningitis sent me into a coma within three hours of symptom onset. I was put on a ventilator and given very powerful antibiotics. I should...

Sunday Celebration

"The Soul of Money". We will be examining our attitudes toward money - earning it, spending it, and giving it away, and discover the truth in the idea that prosperity flows from sufficiency, the recognition of enough.  As we step back and examine our relationship with money, we can assess our connection to core human values and change our relationship to money in ways that transform our lives.  And that is true prosperity!

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