Following is my 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 regular folks living seemingly unremarkable lives. Their interior practices take them beneath the surface of religious rituals, prayers, songs, mantras, incantations, and institutions. In their meditations, they relive the epiphanies of their founders and saints. Generation after generation, they safeguard and nurture the roots of profound spiritual practice. Without them, the heart of their tradition would simply stop beating.

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Introduction to Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice, by Edward W. Bastian, Ph.D.