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Friday, June 28, 2019

Interview shares Moore's views of soulful living

New York psychotherapist Susan Lambert talks with Thomas Moore about "Cultivating the Soul in Every Aspect of Life" during this 37 minute audio episode of In the Balance. Listen as Lambert introduces themes from Care of the Soul, A Religion of One's Own, and Ageless Soul for Moore's responses and elaborations.

Start your spiritual practices as your own religion

For his Patheos blog, Wake Up Call: Insights & Musings to Stir Your Soul, Tom Rapsas offers "The Easy Guide to Starting Your Own Spiritual Practice". After describing Mirabai Starr's approach in her new book Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, he mentions Thomas Moore:
"In his classic book A Religion of One’s Own, Thomas Moore recommends that we take the idea of spiritual practice a step further and schedule our days like those of a monk. This means setting specific, simple tasks to accomplish, not just in the morning, but throughout the day. This both grounds us and reminds us that there is more to life than our daily chores or job."
Rapsas then quotes Moore's book:
"Instead of just letting your days unfold spontaneously or being at the mercy of an inflexible busy schedule with family and work, you might set up a few regular activities, like meditation before breakfast, listening to music before lunch, being quiet after 10 p.m., eating simply in the morning and taking a quiet walk afterward."
Rapsas includes his own list of five activities that he tries to do daily. The post contains different suggestions that may contribute to your own creation of spiritual practices, especially if you're “spiritual-but-not-religious”.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Kripalu hosts Moore's weekend event in November

Thomas Moore offers his weekend program Ageless Soul: Creatively Navigate Life's Passages, Enjoy Growing Older, and Be Uniquely You at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November, 2019. Tuition includes a paperback copy of Moore’s book Ageless Soul: The Lifelong Journey Towards Meaning and Joy.
"This weekend includes discussion, dream work, break-out groups, and brief “soul-meditations.” As a former monk who holds a PhD in religious studies, Thomas offers a deeply spiritual outlook on aging. He draws on 40 years as a psychotherapist to address intimate and difficult aspects of growing older, looking at the mythic and universally human experience of aging.
On the evening of Saturday 9 November at 7:30 p.m., Thomas Moore and Angela Farmer present The Alchemy of Time: Aging is Becoming Who You Are: "The secret to aging well is the understanding that all stages of your life exist in every moment. You are neither old nor young; you are everything, every moment compressed into the passing present. You are richer than you can imagine, more timeless than you can understand." This special evening event is free for in-house guests. No general public tickets are available.

Tuition: $270.00 per person + room and meals. Register online now.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
PO Box 309
57 Interlaken Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Celebrate today: Read Moore's fatherhood essay

Read Thomas Moore's essay "Father's Day 2017" to celebrate fathers today and all people who are authority figures in our lives. Moore writes:
"I’ve been blessed to have several strong and effective father figures, men who have had the equanimity to offer paternal guidance when it was needed. For me it has made all the difference, and I celebrate those great father figures today."
Moore describes the archetype of father and why it is so needed in our world.