The Difference between Prayer and Meditation

The Difference between Prayer and Meditation

Today let’s talk about a question I recently received, “Are prayer and meditation the same? What is the difference between them?” In short – no, they are not the same. While both experiences share many similarities and play important roles in...
Fostering Unity

Fostering Unity

Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh once said, “If I have to choose between peace and Buddhism, I choose peace.” This is called spiritual maturity. Thich Nhat Hanh’s statement is beautiful, meaningful and powerful, and he explained that it is very...
What Secrets Water Knows

What Secrets Water Knows

Have you witnessed water actually begin? Like when a pipe bursts. Or when an axe hits the ground and clean water bulges from the earth. Pure, true. It’s perfect. And it’s as if we’ve opened the desert. In his book The Secret Knowledge of Water, Craig...
The Subtlety of Time

The Subtlety of Time

We recently visited the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, an art museum nestled in a little forest outside the city. It’s an architectural beauty built of stone and wood, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the tall trees. The gallery had beautiful...
Humility, the Bridge to Love and Wisdom

Humility, the Bridge to Love and Wisdom

Humility is one of our greatest virtues, as it essentially removes all obstacles to love and wisdom. Yet it isn’t something that is much talked about or even understood in our modern world – where the focus often is on do, do, do and know, know, know. In...
The Beautiful Spiritual Purpose of Icons in Christian Orthodoxy

The Beautiful Spiritual Purpose of Icons in Christian Orthodoxy

                 They are the glass, a window, but not the ocean. As I browse a small family-owned workshop in Greece, who handmake icons, I thought that today I can share with you the beautiful spiritual purpose of the icons in Christian Orthodoxy – as I find...
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