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Feb 03, 2016

In observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week, we share these videos from our

Feb 01, 2016

If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution—and realize, at last, our most

Jan 29, 2016

The first week in February is World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Feb 09

"A capacity for solitude is really the first step in a capacity for relationship," according to author and professor Sherry Turkle.

Feb 08

Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, whose work in outer (and inner) space inspired many, including our founder, John Fetzer, died last week. IONS president, Cassandra Vieten, PhD, shared this remembrance.

Feb 08

Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you happiness, good health, and peace in this Year of the Monkey.

Feb 07

Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt--marvelous error!-- that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures. --Antonio Machado Photo from GilChrist, our public retreat center.

Feb 06

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand. --Baruch Spinoza

Feb 05

Last year, we caught up with Hanan Harchol, creator of the wonderful Jewish Food For Thought: The Animated Series. Check out our interview with Hanan and take a spin with him and his father as they discuss forgiveness!

Feb 05

In nature every moment is new; the past is always swallowed and forgotten; the coming only is sacred. Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit. No love can be bound by oath or covenant to secure it against a higher love. No truth so sublime but it may be trivial tomorrow in the light of new thoughts. People wish to be settled. Only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them. --Ralph Waldo Emerson Photo: CX15 via Flickr, http://bit.ly/20EuhCP (CC by 2.0 http://bit.ly/1LmJVNu)

Feb 04

Most companies pay little attention to how employees are—or should be—feeling. They don’t realize how central emotions are to building the right culture.

Feb 04

Our heartfelt congratulations to Herb Massie, recipient of the Maryland Citizens for the Arts (MCA) 2016 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate of the Year Award! http://bit.ly/1nPMVdl A community artist, teacher, sculptor, and Director of Community Engagement for Baltimore Clayworks, Herb uses clay as a vehicle for healing, advocacy, and community building. "When it comes to clay, there is something spiritual about it," he says. Learn more about Herb and his work in Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Webber's “Trial by Fire,” a short documentary about Baltimore Clayworks. http://bit.ly/1GptvCy

Feb 04

When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them. --Jean Vanier Photo: jorgeyu via Morguefile.com

Feb 03

While we may speak of tolerating and even loving diversity, avoiding the shadow fosters a living ethic that works against these democratic callings, both in our social and intra-psychic world.

Feb 03

It is easy to fall into the habit of condemning those who transgress. In one of our Consider Forgiveness videos, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bhai Mohinder Singh, and Miroslav Volf encourage us to separate the sin from the sinner. “You hit the sin. You don’t hit the sinner," says Bhai Molinder Singh. "The sinner is weak, like you." In observance of World Interfaith Harmony Week, we are sharing this and other videos from our Consider Forgiveness series.

Feb 03

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. --Henry Ward Beecher Photo: Danielle MacInnes via Unsplash.com

Feb 02

"It is precisely in a period of great spiritual and societal hunger like our own that we most need to open minds, hearts, and memories to those times when women and men actually dreamed of new possibilities for our nation, for our world, and for their own lives." In honor of Black History Month, we share this excerpt from late Civil Rights veteran, Vincent Harding’s essay, “Is America Possible?” part of our Deepening the American Dream series. In it, he recalls a pilgrimage he took in 2005 to trace the roads travelled and honor the events that shaped the Civil Rights Movement. #BlackHistoryMonth

Feb 02

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Feb 01

As we prepared our February practice (http://bit.ly/1NMdJj8), we invited staff to share images of their animal companions to accompany the post. We received so many gems that we compiled them in this heartwarming video. We invite you to meet the extended Fetzer family!

Feb 01

If only we can overcome cruelty, to human and animal, with love and compassion we shall stand at the threshold of a new era in human moral and spiritual evolution—and realize, at last, our most unique quality: humanity. —Jane Goodall Overcoming cruelty means living our lives consciously, aware of how our behaviors impact other sentient beings around the globe. This month, join us as we renew our efforts to walk lightly on the earth and to behave as if we are connected to every other sentient being.

Feb 01

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayers. --Maya Angelou Photo: Koan via Morguefile.com

Jan 31

I do believe it is possible to create, even without ever writing a word or painting a picture, by simply molding one’s inner life. And that too is a deed. --Etty Hillesum Photo: Alby Headrick via Flickr, http://bit.ly/1YBLYAe (CC by 2.0 http://bit.ly/1EASfBm)

Jan 30

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. --John Gardner This image is thanks to Gillian, our very own doodler extraordinaire!

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Feb 08

A remembrance of Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut, & @ionsonline founder. https://t.co/wAKMW2KkG9 https://t.co/Ec2LGh0PCH

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Feb 08

“Get To Know Your Muslim Neighbor” event at library to promote understanding via @Hometownlife https://t.co/RE6fzRq6Ji

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Feb 08

@crummyverses Happy to be the pass through. : ) Thank you, Keith!

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Feb 08

A capacity for solitude is really the first step in a capacity for relationship. @STurkle https://t.co/7DyPKTGvv1 @bigthink

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Feb 08

RT @Wisdom2conf: We're looking forward to hosting @jonkabatzinn at our seventh annual event in SF in just a few weeks! https://t.co/wXDxG9N…

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Feb 08

RT @Project_Forgive: ►#Forgiveness is a process. Sometimes the first step is forgiving yourself for not feeling very #forgiving.

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Feb 08

RT @DanielGolemanEI: "When my mind is full of anger, other people catch it like the flu." https://t.co/NI0Oj9xHUC @LinkedIn #leadership htt…

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Feb 08

In San Diego? @goodbizfilm, the story of South African retail giant, screens @ 11 a.m. today @ SD Jewish Film Fest. https://t.co/7sBhyN4RNY

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Feb 08

Happy Chinese New Year! Wishing you happiness, good health, and peace in this Year of the Monkey. https://t.co/cKLiHG1cjD

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Feb 07

Join us for our February Practice: Overcoming Cruelty with #Love & #Compassion https://t.co/kDSPvqVGDp https://t.co/f28CjwPRb5

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