This short poem - Wordsworth's ode to a rainbow - is a simple and direct expression of awe and manifestation of 'beginner's mind.'
Vanessa Able – Bhakti
In her beautiful poem Bhakti, Vanessa Able gives life and imagery to action--specifically the action of the devotional philosophy of Bhakti yoga, which is focused on the love for a personal deity.
The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Is The Mysterious: Albert Einstein’s Living Philosophy
Albert Einstein lays out his living philosophy and the set of ideals that he held in his personal, spiritual and political life.
Seamus Heaney – Wheels Within Wheels
This very personal and autobiographical poem of Seamus Heaney's harks back to the objects and curiosities of his youth.
Kevin James – Just for You
Kevin James' "Just for You", explores the experience of immanence, a theological doctrine stating that the divine presence is present and active in our material world as opposed to just in a metaphysical or ethereal realm.
Buddha On The Phone, Buddha Watching TV
Thich Nhat Hanh offers advice on being our best selves on the phone, when watching TV and even when simply flipping a light switch.
Rebecca Elson – Antidotes to Fear of Death
Rebecca Elson was an astronomer whose poetry expressed the wonder she felt for her own existence and for the universe she had spent her life studying.
Holly Allen – Michigan Green
Holly Allen's poem Michigan Green recalls the summers spent in Michigan with her great-grandmother.
Buddhism and the Agnostic Faith
Stephen Batchelor is a celebrated proponent of dharma practice stripped of ritual and other cultural trappings in order to reveal the power of the basic Buddhist teachings. His 1997 book, Buddhism Without Beliefs, is a manifesto in that direction. In it, he reminds us that Buddha himself was no mystic but rather a pragmatist with… Continue reading Buddhism and the Agnostic Faith