POEMS and MEDITATIONS:
Sacred texts of the Faith Traditions:
Buddhism - Dhammapada, Flower Ornament Scripture, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Lotus Sutras, Flower Sutras, Diamond Sutras, Mahayana Sutras, Pali Canon for Theravada
Christian Science - Science and Healthy, Manual of the Mother Church
Christianity - The Holy Bible
Confucianism - Analects, Book of Mencius, Doctrine of the Mean, Great Learning
Falun Gong - Falun Gong, Zhuan Falun
Han - Confucianist, Buddhist and Taoist texts
Hinduism - Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads
Islam - Koran, The Hadith Old Testament
Jainism - Tattvartha Sutra, Kalpa Sutra, Samana Suttam
Juche - Complete Collection of Kim II Sung's Works
Judaism - Talmud, Tanach, Torah
Mormon - Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants , The Pearl of Great Price
Scientology - Dianetics, The History of Man and other personal lecures and writings of L. Ron Hubbard
Shintoism - Kojiki: Records of Ancient Matters, Nihon Shoki: Chronicles of Japan
Sikhism - Dasam Granth, Guru Granth Sahib
Soka Gakkai - Lotus Sutra, The Writings of Nichiren Daishonin I and II
Spiritism - The Gospel According to Spiritism, The Spirits Book, The Book on Mediums
Taoism - Bao Pu Zi (Book of the Master Who Keeps to Simplicity), Daozang (Treasury of Tao), I Ching (Book of Changes), Tai Ping Jing (Scripture of Great Peace), Taishang Ganying Pian (Treatise of the Exalted One on Response and Retribution), Tao Te Ching, Chuang-Tzu
The Baha`i Faith - The Most Holy Book (Kitab-i-Aqdas), The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, Prayers and Meditations, The Hidden Words, The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-lqan), The Seven Valleys and The Four Valleys, Foundations of World Uniity, Paris Talks, The Secret of Divine Civilization, Some Answered Questions, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, Selections from the Writings of Abdu'l-Baha.
A Caregiver's Guide: A Handbook About End-of-Life Care - Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association
A Course in Miracles - Foundation for Inner Peace
A Healed Mind Does Not Plan - Allen A. Watson
All Pets Go to Heaven: The Spiritual Lives of The Animals we Love - Sylvia Browne
Art of True Healing (The) - Israel Regardie
Barefoot on Holy Ground: Twelve Lessons in Spiritual Craftsmanship - Gloria D. Karpinski
Be an Island: The Buddhist Practice of Inner Peace - Ayya Khema
Becoming Enlightened - His Holiness The Dalai Lama
Bible Code (The) - Michael Drosnin
Bible Code II (The): The Countdown - Michael Drosnin
Both my Houses: From Politics to Priesthood - Sean O'Sullivan
Coming Back to Life: The After-Effects of the Near-Death Experience - P.M.H. Atwater
Crystal Bible (The): A Definitive Guide to Crystals - Judy Hall
Cunningham's Guide to Hawaiian Magic & Spirituality - Scott Cunningham
Edgar Cayce's Story of the Old Testament: From Solomon's Glories to the Birth of Jesus - Robert W. Krajenke
Essenes (The): Children of the Light - Stuart Wilson and Joanna Prentis
Essential Rumi (The) - Translations by Coleman Barks
Finding our Way Again: The Return of the Ancient Practices - Brian McLaren
Flight of Consciousness: A Contemporary Map for the Spiritual Journey - Richard Harvey
Forgiveness: The Greatest Healer of All - Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Gift of Years (The): Growing Older Gracefully - Joan Chittister
Glimpses of World Religions - Jaico Publishing House
Golf and the Spirit: Lessons for The Journey - M. Scott Peck
Golf for Enlightenment - Deepak Chopra
Good-bye to Guilt: Releasing Fear Through Forgiveness - Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Great Religions of the World - Huston Smith, et. al.
Hand in Hand: Recovery and Miracles - Bette Jean Cundiff
Healing Your Rift with God: A Guide to Spiritual Renewal and Ultimate Healing - Paul Sibcy
Heart of the Soul (The): Emotional Awareness - Gary Zukav and Linda Francis
Hidden Messages in Water (The) - Masaru Emoto
Hidden Spirituality of Men (The): Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine - Matthew Fox
How Can I Help: Stories and Reflections on Service - Ram Dass and Paul Gorman
How to Know God: The Soul's Journey Into The Mystery of Mysteries - Deepak Chopra, M.D.
It's All Mind: The Simplified Philosophy of A Course in Miracle - Edwin Navarro
Jesus and Israel - Jules Isaac
Jewish Way in Death and Mourning (The) - Maurice Lamm
Journey of A Soul - John Roger
Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook - Ram Dass
Journey of Souls - Michael Newton, Ph.D.
Ladies and Gentlemen! Daring to live what the soul already knows - John J. Heney
Laws of Spirit (The): A Tale of Transformation - Dan Millman
Life You Were Born to Live (The): A Guide to Finding Your Life Purpose - Dan Millman
Lives of the Master: The Rest of the Jesus Story - Glenn Sanderfur
Living Divine Relationships - Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha
Love is Letting go of Fear - Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
New American Spirituality (The): A Seeker's Guide - Elizabeth Lesser
On Zen Practice: Body, Breath and Mind - Taizan Maezumi and Bernie Glassman
Order of Melchizedek (The): Love, Willing Service, and Fulfillment - Rev. Daniel Chesbro
Out of Darkness Into The Light: A Journey of Inner Healing - Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
Poetry as Spiritual Practice: Reading, Writing, and Using Poetry in Your Daily Rituals, Aspirations, and Intentions - Robert McDowell
Red Thread of Passion (The): Spirituality and the Paradox of Sex - David Guy
Return to The Sacred: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakening - Jonathan A. Allerby
Ringing Cedar Series (The) - Vladimir Megre (9 books)
Saint (The), the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story About Living Your Heart's Desires - Robin Sharma
Seat of the Soul (The) - Gary Zukav
Secret Life of Plants (The) - Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
$elling Spirituality: The Silent Takeover of Religion - Jeremy Carrette and Richard King
Sex, Spirit and You - John Roger
Shame: The Exposed Self - Michael Lewis
Spirit Whisperer (The): Chronicles of A Medium - John Holland
Spiritual Labyrinth (The): A Guide Through the Myths, Symbols, Practices and Pitfalls of New Age Philosophy - June Mewhort
Staying Well With Guided Imagery - Belleruth Naparstek
Thoughts from the Seat of the Soul: Meditations for Souls in Process - Gary Zukav
Tibetan Book of Living and Dying (The) - Sogyal Rinpoche
Tom Sawyer and the Spiritual Whirlwind - Sidney Saylor Farr
Tuesdays with Morrie - Mitch Albom
Ultimate Crystal (The) - Jennifer Bernius
Walking A Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as A Spiritual Practice - Lauren Artress
Way of the Shaman (The) - Michael Harner
What Animals Can Teach Us about Spirituality: Inspiring Lessons from Wild and Tame Creatures - Diana L. Guerrero
What Tom Sawyer Learned from Dying - Sidney Saylor Farr
Wisdom of Solitude (The): A Zen Retreat in the Woods - Jane Dobisz
Wisdom Walk: Nine Practices for Creating Peace and Balance from the World's Spiritual Traditions - Sage Bennet, PhD
Wounded Healer (The): Ministry in Contemporary Society - Henri J. M. Nouwen
You're Not Sick, You're Thirsty!: Water for Health, for Healing, for Life - F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Zen Buddhism - Christmas Humphreys
ORGANIZATIONS AND PRACTITIONERS:
Centres and Retreats:
The list below contains almost 400 spiritual centres and retreats throughout North America, in alphabetical order by the name of the centre or retreat (some international centres and retreats are represented). In parallel with the master list below, Spiritual Guidance maintains two other indexes. The first is an index by region, state or province throughout North America. The second index is by faith tradition, denomination or community including, but not limited to:
- Buddhist centres, temples, priories, and monasteries
- Christian retreat centres, abbeys and monasteries; including monastic communities such as the Jesuit, Oblate and Benedictine communities (includes denominations such as Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, Baptist, Protestant, Pentecostal, Episcopal, Presbyterian, Methodist, etc.)
- Eco-wellness and nature-oriented-and-focused centres and retreats
- Theosophical retreat centres
- Non-sectarian, non-denominational, inter-faith community centres and retreats (e.g., Brahma Kumaris, Sri Chimnoy, etc.)
If there is a specific spiritual centre or retreat you have in mind and/or are looking for, or you would appreciate some assistance in narrowing your search or exploring options (based on faith tradition, denomination, community, region, state, province or city), please contact Spiritual Guidance. We will be honored to assist you.
Collaboratives and Partnerships:
Death and Dying:
Education and Research:
Intuitive(s) and Psychic(s):
Ministry and Faith Communities:
Resources and Tools:
Spirituality in the Workplace:
Father Thomas Keating compares and contrasts spirituality and religion.
Swami Maheshwarananda speaks about spirituality.
A terrific and simple video to show you how to use a Mala--a Buddhist or Hindu rosary.
Swami Maheshwarananda speaks about how to start a meditation with your Mala.
How to meditate.
Eve Hogan talks about labyrinths.
Victoria Logue, Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, talks about labyrinths.
"Rediscovering the Labyrinth: A Walking Meditation" with Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress.
Kiesha Crowthers "Little Grandmother" talks about 2012 prophecy - Part 1 of 2
Kiesha Crowthers "Little Grandmother" talks about 2012 prophecy - Part 2 of 2.
"2012 - A Message of Hope" - a moving video about the shift in consciousness we are experiencing at this time.
Often the beauty and diversity of creation can soothe our spirits and remind us of our connections to the biosphere. This video creates a space in time for us to stop and bring that larger world into our hearts and minds.
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds - PART 1
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds - PART 2
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds - PART 3
The Serpent and the Lotus
Inner Worlds, Outer Worlds - PART 4