The Path of Immersion Starts in the Home: How a Family Vacation Returns Me to Where My Journey Began

Prior to my experience last year I was convinced that journeys were in fact linear. One begins at point A (literally or metaphorically), and ends at point B. Even if this involves transformation, you simply cannot, as Heraclitus said, enter the same river twice. The Path of Immersion and the resulting Fluid Life that I […]

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Meditation Monday: Today, Help Bear the Burden of Another.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.“ –St. Paul’s letter to the Galatians, chapter 6: 2 Contemplation: What would our world look like if we concerned ourselves with the needs and plights of another, just for one day? In mainstream Christian thought, Jesus came and bore the sins, that […]

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Feature Thursday: “The Benefits of Immersion,” by Niki Whiting

This week’s Feature Thursday comes from Niki Whiting, writer of the blog, My Own Ashram. ___________ “The Benefits of Immersion”   A year and a half ago, in a different country from the one I’m living in now, I discovered Project Conversion. I’m not even sure how I came across it. I think it was […]

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My Family is Robbed and I Face My First Test as an Immersian.

It’s 11:15 pm when our Labrador, Toby, lets out a howl as if channeling Cerberus himself. The sound rips me from sleep. I hurry toward the back door and switch on the light. Toby is up against the back gate, trying to tear it down. I run out the front door in my boxers and […]

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Meditation Monday: The Buddha Asks Us To Not Believe Blindly.

Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. Don’t rely on logic alone, nor speculation. Don’t infer or be deceived by appearances.” –The Buddha Contemplation: The search for truth can […]

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