Posts Categorized: Culture and Spirituality

To Study the Way

Reading Time: Just under 3 minutes What is a suitable, lasting, reliable standard for life? What, in short, is the Way?  This morning I went for a run on Houston street…. Read more »

Attending to Time

Reading Time: Just over 7 minutes Live deeply, broadly, and grandly. Be spiritually ambitious. Engage with life.  Act.  Ask questions. Answer them. Test your answers . . . “Yes, all that might… Read more »

What is the Language of Autumn?

Reading Time: Just over 4 minutes We prepare for the year’s end, or next year’s beginning, with hope and energy in our hearts: reading and writing or preparing the garden… Read more »

temple

Rilke’s Temple: Rilke 4/4

Reading Time: 8 minutes Rilke has given us words to protect those parts of ourselves that help us stay open to fundamental questions about life. And should we lose this capacity,… Read more »

Rilke’s Noble Lie: Rilke 3/4

Reading time: 8 minutes The notion of a noble lie, or the magnificent myth raises important questions for anyone interested in thinking about how to live . . . Rilke… Read more »

Jeff Koons’s Religious Epiphany

Jeff Koons vs. The Willow

Reading time: 5 minutes On the property of an abandoned temple in Japan there is a willow that has fallen into a shed as a result of the wind and… Read more »

Zendo overlooking traditional Japanese garden

Is Meditation Selfish?

Reading time: 7 minutes We create a zone of silence that allows nature to speak to us—a zone in which we can perceive the subtle teachings of earth, wind, water,… Read more »