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A successful Lean-In, stepping out

We finished our 5th annual Winter Retreat: Lean-In with a sound healing ceremony with Salvatore Vitale and Todd Abel playing quartz singing bowls, brass cymbals, wooden native flutes, native drums, chimes and crystals. More than just a performance, their offering…

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Winter Retreat Day 6: Making the most of each moment

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The health benefits of meditation, spirituality & prayer

“Historically one is inclined to look upon science and religion as irreconcilable antagonists…I maintain that cosmic religious feeling is the strongest and noblest incitement to scientific research…The fairest thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion…

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Intention is 90% of the work

What is your intention as you enter any activity? Whether it’s healing work, spiritual work, or 9 to 5 work, what is your deeply held intention? May I suggest that our intentions set us up for success or failure, happiness…

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Announcing Winter Retreat 2018: Lean In

Join us for our annual winter retreat! Starting on Sunday, February 18th and ending on Sunday, February 25th, we will spend 8 days sharing prayer, yoga, meditation and inspiration online and in-person. THIS IS OUR MOST POPULAR EVENT OF THE…

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Day 9: Offerings and Dedication

Today is the last day of our retreat together! It has been such a pleasure to feel your presence with us as we work toward cultivating greater compassion. What caught your attention? What did you connect to? What practices will…

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Day 8: Pay if Forward

“I do not pretend to give such a deed; I only lend it to you. When you […] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge…

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Day 7: The Eye Contact Experiment

Dear Friends, Much of our winter retreat has been focused on internal practices, seeking the root of compassion in our own hearts. It is so important to connect to our inner source of wisdom & strength, and to know by…

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Day 6: Compassionate Eyes

The way we look at the world determines our reality – and our inner reality determines our outlook. What do your eyes reveal about your inner world? Have you looked at yourself with kindness today? Have you given a kind…

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Winter Retreat Day 5: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Compassion

We have all heard stories of the great saints – people like Mother Teresa, and Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama – who faced extraordinary adversity and responded with other-worldly compassion and kindness. But that level of kindness is not…

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