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Regular E-Courses

SPI offers regular e-courses in a variety on interspiritual arenas.  These are usually featured prominently on their home page at:

http://www.spiritualpaths.net

 

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SPI features regularly posted videos of its faculty and visiting presenters.  These are archived at:

http://interspiritualwisdom.org/main/?page_id=388

 

Spiritual Paths Foundation

The Foundation promotes peace, respect, and mutual understanding between peoples of diverse religious and spiritual traditions.  It explores and celebrates the spiritual dimension in the human quest to integrate mind, body and spirit.  Its supports the emergence of InterSpiritual Wisdom as a new paradigm for a new millennium.

http://www.spiritualpaths.net/foundation/

from their website, www.interspiritualwisdom.org

The religious landscape of the world is changing. No longer solely dominated by separate and securely entrenched religious institutions, the religious lives of people, especially people in the United States, Canada and other postindustrial nations, are increasingly defined by a sense of individual freedom, universality and association with more than one religious or spiritual tradition.

By encouraging InterSpirituality we do not intend the blending of religions or the ending of religious diversity. On the contrary, by InterSpirituality we mean the increasing spiritual creativity emerging from the meeting of, and dialogue between, the world’s major religious traditions. This meeting acknowledges differences between religions and affirms the greater unity they all share. This unity provides the common ground from which religious diversity flowers. People are discovering that their respect for and love of the religion of their birth need not preclude a similar respect for the full range of human spiritual creativity.

This discovery is fueling the growing interest in InterSpiritual study, practice, and lifestyle. We aim, therefore, to encourage “the recovery of the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions.” InterSpirituality is a profound way of working toward the goal of global understanding, respect, and peace by elucidating the common themes, methodologies, meanings and truths of the world’s religions while respecting the unique gifts and particularities of each tradition.

 

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Regular teaching faculty at Spiritual Paths (shown with Fr. Thomas Keating, center, founder of Centering Prayer and one of Bro. Wayne's closest associates) left to right:  Rabbi Rami Shapiro, Dr. Ed Bastion, Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault, (Fr. Keating), Kabir and Camile Haminski and Swami Atmarupananda

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Combining academic rigor with personal spiritual exploration and practice.
  • A core faculty of spiritual teachers, each authenticated in their respective traditions.
  • Can be completed in two years with possible longer term flexibility for fulltime.
  • Organized a four semesters; each semester offers approximately one-hundred hours of instruction each semester to each student.
  • An extensive, interactive online learning environment.

Locations:

  • Aspen Chapel and Aspen Institute in Colorado
  • La Casa de Maria in Montecito, Santa Barbara, California

See details at: http://interspiritualwisdom.org/main/?page_id=67

There is also an extensive offering of short programs, retreats, seminars and workshops.

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InterSpiritual Dialogue 'n Action (ISDnA, est. 2002) & Broadband Contemplative Alliances Network (bcan.ws, est. 2004) with Brother Wayne. Multiplex Maingate is www.isdna.org; Multiplex Visitors Center is multiplex.isdna.org.   All rights reserved for original materials first published here; thanks to many associates for linked and associated materials.  ISDnA's educational partner is One Spirit Interfaith (www.onespiritinterfaith.org), ISDnA is a founding member of The Order of Universal Interfaith (OUnI www.ouni.org), World Council of Interfaith Congregations (WCIC, www.ouni.org), The Coalition for OneVoice (www.coalitionforonevoice.org) and the Universal Order of Sannyasa (originally envisioned by Bro. Wayne, www.orderofsannyasa.org).  Administrator Contact kurtjohnsonisd@yahoo.com

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