SPIRITUAL PATHS FOUNDATION
At the dawn of this new millennium, the possibilities have never been better for us to broaden and deepen our spiritual knowledge and to actualize our own spiritual potential. Cultural diversity, the internet, advances in personal mobility, and the proliferation of new media have opened up seemingly infinite opportunities for us to explore, as never before possible, the worlds spiritual treasures.
The Spiritual Paths Foundation provides a unique and holistic approach to the entire genre of inter-religious activity in our day. Going well beyond the spiritual rapprochement of traditional interfaith events, Spiritual Paths offers a broad-based continuum of experiential, topic-oriented seminars, weekend retreats, publications, online classes, and a two-year certificate program on InterSpiritual Wisdom. In each of these offerings, participants have a unique opportunity to study with some of today’s leading spiritual teachers.
The Foundation promotes peace, respect, and mutual understanding between peoples of diverse religious and spiritual traditions. We explore and celebrate the spiritual dimension in the human quest to integrate mind, body and spirit. We support the emergence of InterSpiritual Wisdom as a new paradigm for a new millennium.
We help both budding and experienced students gain direct access to great teachers and teachings from the worlds major contemplative wisdom traditions and then apply this wisdom in their personal, professional, and community lives.
Father Thomas Keating,
Founder of Centering Prayer
Spiritual Paths is an excellent program that grew out of the Snowmass Inter-religious Conference at St. Benedicts Monastery. As inter-religious dialogue continues to deepen and spread, experienced spiritual practitioners, with some capacity for scholarship, need to suggest what works best for spiritual growth. This is the thrust of the Spiritual Paths conferences and educational activities.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter, Ph.D.
Founder of Jewish Renewal
Spiritual Paths brings together authentic teachers from the worlds spiritual traditions, provides an excellent curriculum based on those traditions, and leads us toward a new paradigm of InterSpiritual education and practice.
Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf
Founder of ASMA, American Sufi Muslim Association
I am particularly excited by this initiative of Edward Bastian and the Spiritual Paths Foundation. It as a sea change in the evolution of what we used to call the ecumenical activity. I see us coming into the next phase of inter-religious dialogue, to introduce one another to the inner experience of each others faith traditions. For when we do, we shall come to the realization that the end is One. In a sense, the previous intellectual phase of inter-religious dialogue was like reading cookbooks on French food, or Indian food what Spiritual Paths is suggesting we do now, is to taste and sample it!
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