What Is Spiritual Practice? Why Engage in Spiritual Practice?
Panel Discussion with diverse Practitioners
Original date: Thursday, August 19, 2010

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The religious impulse—the quest for meaning, and the search for ways to embody wisdom and compassion—may be a human universal, but the responses to this impulse vary widely from individual to individual, and across religious traditions. In this panel discussion, practitioners from a variety of traditions engage with the question of the nature of spiritual practice. For example, is belief in itself practice, or is belief different than practice? If so, how and why? If not, how and why not? Through what other approaches might we describe practice? Can practice produce tangible results? If so, what is the nature of the results of practice? The juxtaposition of the similarities and differences between the various perspectives on practice can be uniquely illuminating. Join us for an extraordinary interrogation of a fundamental question that never grows stale for the sincere enquirer.

At press time, our list of panelists is evolving, and includes, but may not be limited to, Virginia Matthews, Rinzai Zen Nun; Rob Schmidt, Ph.D., and Stuart Goodnick, Tayu Teachers; Kenny Johnson, founder of This Sacred Space Foundation. But wait, there may be more!

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