Thomas Keating & Cynthia Bourgeault

Thomas Keating & Cynthia Bourgeault

Ed Bastian on Buddhism

Ed Bastian on Buddhism

Mathew & Tom Discuss a Jewish Text

Mathew & Tom Discuss a Jewish Text

Swami Atmarupananda on Hinduism

Swami Atmarupananda on Hinduism

SPI Students, Teachers & Campfire

SPI Students, Teachers & Campfire

Reb Zalman Schachter Gives Blessing

Reb Zalman Schachter Gives Blessing

Kabir & Camille Lead Sufi Chant

Kabir & Camille Lead Sufi Chant

Participants at Aspen Program

Participants at Aspen Program

Rabbi Rami Leads a Jewish Chant

Rabbi Rami Leads a Jewish Chant

Our Community Carrying Each Other

Our Community Carrying Each Other

Cynthia Bourgeault on Early Christianity

Cynthia Bourgeault on Early Christianity

Laura Cespooch, Ute Indian Elder

Laura Cespooch, Ute Indian Elder

Our Teachers & Students

Our Teachers & Students

Our Teachers & Students
Articles
  • Cultivating Tranquil Focus & Transcendental Insight

    Cultivating Tranquil Focus & Transcendental Insight Edward W. Bastian, Ph.D. THE LIFE STORY of the Buddha has resonance for all of us who are compelled to discover the truth of our existence and the path to eternal happiness. For here was a human being endowed with every possible material and sensual pleasure, and yet, these […]

  • InterSpiritual Contemplative Practice by Dr. Ed Bastian

    Following is Ed Bastian’s introduction to the book “Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice.”  It articulates the core vision and purpose for the work of the Spiritual Paths Foundation. WITHIN EVERY RELIGION, there is small population of dedicated contemplatives whose inner lives go mostly unnoticed by the general public. They might be monks, nuns, hermits, teachers, or […]

  • “The Breath of Tao” by Kenneth Cohen

    Here is a wonderful article and guided meditation by Taoist teacher and practitioner, Kenneth Cohen. It is excerpted from “Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom,” edited by Netanel Miles-Yepez and published by Spiritual Paths Publishing. Click for more information on this book. The Breath of Tao Kenneth Cohen OF THE THREE great teachings (san jiao) of ancient […]

  • The Prayer of the Light by Shaikha Camille Helminski

    UPON AWAKENING, the Prophet Muhammad would offer this prayer: We have awakened and all of creation has awakened for God, Sustainer of all the worlds.God, I ask You for the best the day has to offer, opening, support, light, blessings, guidance,and I seek refuge in You from any harm in it and any harm that […]

  • New Book: “Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice”

    Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom: Practices and Readings Drawn from the World’s Spiritual Traditions is a collection of articles on meditation and prayer in different spiritual traditions as taught by authentic teachers of those traditions. In each article, the author gives context for a foundational practice of their tradition and follows it with instructions for carrying […]

  • “God is Not One” by Stephen Prothero: SPI Faculty Opinions

    BY RABBI RAMI SHAPIRO on “God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World and Why Their Differences Matter” is a refreshing antidote to the too easy notion that all religions say the same thing. They don t. Indeed, they are often mutually exclusive. While Dr. Prothero suggests that all religions begin […]

Father Thomas Keating, Shaikh Kabir Helminski & Swami Atmarupananda

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  • Father & Son Conversation with Ed & Jonathan Bastian

    On May 17, 2014, Ed Bastian and his son Jonathan engaged in a conversation on the topic of “Sacred Self & Sacred Earth” at the Festival of Faiths in Louisville, KY.  After their conversation, Ed and Jonathan were joined by Sufi Teachers Shaikh Kabir and Shaikha Camille Helminski. Please click here for a link to […]

  • Radio Interview: Ed Bastian & Rabbi Rami Shapiro

    Rabbi Rami is a dear friend and colleague who has published many books and articles including his monthly column in Spirituality and Health Magazine.  He also has a weekly radio program on the Unity Network.  Please click here for his interview with Ed Bastian.

  • Serving the Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR)

    We are entering a hopeful and exciting new time in the ‘history of religion’ on our planet.   Polls tell us that over 70% of the emerging millennial generation population is starting afresh, unburdened by the cultural biases and limited identities of institutional religion.  This new trend merges with other emerging paradigms in our society […]

  • Creating Your Spiritual Path – Leading from Within

    In these programs, we will learn to “lead from within” by using the Spiritual Paths Mandala process for discovering our natural archetypal spiritual styles, finding answers to our deepest spiritual questions and discerning the practices that are right for us. This process helps us to create a spiritual path leading to equanimity, wisdom, and deep […]

  • Inquiry, Insight, Integration

    Inquiry, Insight, Integration The overarching purpose of our process of inquiry, insight and integration is to help each student to develop a spiritual foundation leading to personal fulfillment, healthy relationships, a meaningful vocation and happiness through service to others.  Since global transformation is dependent on the spiritual transformation of individuals, this process aims to help […]

  • InterSpiritual Training Program

    This new InterSpiritual Mentor Training Program is offered by Ed Bastian and the Spiritual Paths Institute in partnership with the Chaplaincy Institute, One Spirit Learning Alliance and other leading organizations to help participants to create their personal spiritual path and contemplative practice based on the wisdom teachings of the world’s great traditions.  The program offers […]