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SPRING 2017 VOL. 29 NO. 1

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SATSANG

2. SAHAJA: NATURAL LIVING AND MEDITATION
by SWAMI AMAR JYOTI. By being natural we are being conscious, and that alone allows our potential, both spiritual and material, to manifest. Sahaja is where meditation becomes our way of life.

FEATURES

10. THE PRAYER OF THE QUIET
by LLEWELLYN VAUGHAN-LEE. We begin to know the living presence of God only after we have prepared a space through prayer.

16. NON-DUALITY FOR BEGINNERS
by KALYANI LAWRY.  Inspired by Nisargadatta Maharaj, Sailor Bob Adamson’s life and teachings remind us to “Re-cognize what you already are.”

22. REFUGE AND COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR ELEPHANTS
by SITA STUHLMILLER. The pioneering work of Carol Buckley, based upon decades of hands on experience, is revolutionizing the care of captive elephants worldwide.

29. DEALING WITH DIFFICULT EMOTIONS
by SHARON SALZBERG, THOMAS KEATING, SOGYAL RINPOCHE AND OTHERS. We all need practices and inspiration for dealing with negative thoughts and emotions, especially in these very challenging times.

32. CENTERING PRAYER MEDITATION
by DAVID FRENETTE. Centering Prayer is a practice for learning how to recognize God’s Light becoming conscious within us.

37.  A CALL TO LOVE
by AUSTIN REPATH.  Love may be a much more subtle force than fear, greed and hate, but it can create a healing and embracing atmosphere that could percolate everywhere it’s needed, all around our planet.

41. OUR KARMIC ENTANGLEMENTS
by BRET COX.  If we are aware that we are entangled in every thought, impulse and action, we can gradually free ourselves of karmic patterning.

44. PARAM PARA: Answers to Questions on the Spiritual Path
by SWAMI AMAR JYOTI.  How can we take care of our loved ones while also living a spiritual life?  What should we do when thoughts come up in meditation?  What is the dark night of the soul?

50. THE CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE
by THOMAS MERTON.  “If you dare to penetrate your own silence… then you will truly recover… the intimate union in the depths of your own heart….”

64. SOUL
 A poem by Chris Roe.

REVIEWS

46. Books, Books for Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema

SEEKERS BAZAAR

51. Tools for Your Journey

Art credits for TOC:

Girl meditating: Evgenyatamanenko | Dreamstime.com

Two women: Agsandrew | Dreamstime.com

Cover image: Alice Nerr | BigStock.com