Spirituality

The Still Point of Existence

Introduction Archimedes, the famous astronomer and mathematician from Syracuse, Sicily, who lived in the third century B.C.E. is purported to have said: “Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum to place it on and I shall move the very earth.” I use this wonderful image as a metaphor for what is called the…

LIBERATION Demystified!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, the Advaita Guru ParamparA (lineage teaching non-duality / advaita vedAntA) and my own AchAryA (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! Before we get started on the topic it is necessary for us to be on the same page as far as the…

Does the Sun Trigger Hurricanes and Social Uprising?

What do the activities of our sun have to do with the increase in extreme weather, public scandals, mass tragedies and social unrest that we are experiencing here on earth? According to indigenous and shamanic belief, and their understanding of life and the universe… everything. Each time I travel to the Southwest, I happen to…

Common Myths About Meditation

With so much information out there about meditation and its benefits, it makes sense that there is some misconceptions along side it. With over seven billion minds active from moment to moment, there are endless streams of thoughts on every aspect of creation. Some thoughts perceive reality the way it is, some are imagination and some are simple misconceptions. While there…

Celebrating Setsubun

Well happy Setsubun to all particularly those celebrating in Japan and “Out with the ogre! In with happiness! (Oni wa soto! Fuku wa uchi!)” For readers who are not too familiar with the Shinto-Buddhist festival here’s a brief portrayal. Setsubun, a marker on the ancient, lunar-based koyomi calendar indicates the start of a new season. Setsubun means “change…

Ireland at a Crossroads?

I grew up during the ‘60s in the US, that great time of revolution and social change. Many social institutions were being challenged, most with good reason. One of the primary institutions under scrutiny was religion, especially Christianity. The many hypocrisies of its leaders and the betrayals of its founder were very obvious. The lack…

The highest level of God understanding!

OM! Humble salutations to the Supreme Intelligence, the Advaita Guru ParamparA (lineage teaching non-duality / advaita vedAntA) and my own AchAryA (Preceptor) for the content that I put forth in this blog ! In the previous blog, we looked at 2 levels of understanding God, first as jagat kartA the Creator / Intelligent Cause and then…

Interspiritual Calendar 2018

Almost each day of the year is a sacred time for someone, somewhere in the world. This inclusive interspiritual calendar provides dates for major feasts, celebrations and festivals for nine major world religions: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Paganism, Shinto and Sikhism, as well as Humanist/Secular dates. We hope you will come to this page…

Spirituality Ireland’s Best of 2017

Now that it’s safe to say that 2017 has passed, we are proud to present the best posts from each of our contributing bloggers over the last year. They have offered incredible insights, thoughts, knowledge, perspectives and inspiration over 2017. Without their contributions Spirituality Ireland wouldn’t be what it is. Each blogger has supplied many posts…

Thoughts at Christmas: Natality versus Mortality

There is nothing to beat the stunning effects on us of a good story whether it is rendered for us through any of its significant media or genres such as its oral delivery by a good storyteller, its presentation on the page, either in novel or short story format or its visual representation either on…