Autumn 2015 Vol. 27 No. 3

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AUTUMN 2015 VOL. 27 NO. 3

LOC Back Issue Vol. 27 NO. 3 Meditation & Spiritual Practices

SATSANG

2. SADHANA: FAITH AND DEVOTION IN SPIRITUAL PRACTICES
BY SWAMI AMAR JYOTI. Why are practices necessary? The four major paths of practice and the one prerequisite. Major impediments that trouble us and the role of grace.

FEATURES

10. TRANSFORMING SUFFERING
BY THICH NHAT HANH. Pain is inescapable but we can find an island of self, the peaceful place inside us.

16. PARENTING WITH PRESENCE
BY SUSAN STIFFELMAN, MFT. We can raise children who grow up feeling seen, cherished and free to shine their unique light.

20. UNPLUG: BREAKING FREE FROM HABITUAL, STRESSFUL PATTERNS
BY SHARON SALZBERG. How we can meet whatever arises with acceptance, generosity and a spacious mind.

24. KANYAKUMARI AND THE VIVEKANANDA ROCK MEMORIAL
BY THE EDITORS OF ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HINDUISM. The ancient story and modern significance of one of India’s most sacred sites.

27. TO LIVE A SACRED LIFE
BY RIVVY NESHAMA. A writer shares reflections on her life-long spiritual journey.

32. TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION
BY MA JAYA SATI BHAGAVATI. Teachings and tools that help us live—and die—with unbelievable grace.

38. IS PRAYER REALLY NECESSARY?
BY ADOLFO QUEZADA. What prayer is and is not, and what this means on the spiritual path.

 

 

 

 

40. PARAM PARA—ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
BY SWAMI AMAR JYOTI. Why is relaxation required for true meditation? Dealing with our negativity and the need for true repentance.

42. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN I MEDITATE?
BY DIANA LANG. A teacher of meditation shares answers to questions that keep coming up.

50. YOGA, MY DAD, AND ME
BY REBECCA MUNDAHL. A gentle way to discover yoga as a way of life.

64. DHARMA
BY TSEM RINPOCHE. “I am asking you to practice real life Dharma.”

REVIEWS

46. Books, Mixed Media, Children’s Mixed Media, Video, Audio, Spiritual Cinema

SEEKERS BAZAAR

51. Tools for Your Journey