Inner  Frontier
Cultivating Spiritual Presence

 

The Sacred Art of Soul Making: 

Balance and Depth in Spiritual Practice

 

Part 1.   Orientation

    Introduction

    Basics: Heart, Energy, and Will

    The Structure of the Soul

    A Path of Fits and Starts

    Dimensions of Balance in Spiritual Practice

    Ecology of the Sacred

    Inner Energies

            Vital Energy

            Automatic Energy

            Sensitive Energy

            Conscious Energy   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

            Creative Energy

            Love and Compassion

            Transcendent Energy

    State and Station

    Stages of the Path

    The Spiritual Group   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Teachers and Paths: True or False?

 

Part 2.   Body

    The Energy Body   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Relaxation

    Our Body, Our Temple

    Managing Bodily Excesses

    Conscious Movement

    Conscious Breathing

    Energy Breathing   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Conscious Speech

    Awareness of Pain

    Fasting

 

Part 3.   Heart

    Motivation: Our Need to Walk the Path

    Self-Acceptance

    Destructive Emotions

    Fear

    Greed

    Loneliness, Neediness, and Vulnerability

    Jealousy

    Envy

    Shame

    Low Self-Esteem

    Self-Efficacy in Spirituality

    Equanimity

    Opinions

    Preferences

    Art

    Tolerance

    Distance and Intimacy

    Kindness

    Generosity

    Patience

    Forgiveness

    Gratitude

    Listening

    Respect

    Harmlessness

    Prayer

    Cultivating Faith

    Awareness of Death

    Healing the Emptiness

    Joy

    Recreation

 

Part 4.   Mind

    The Role of Ideas in Spiritual Life

    Thoughts and Thinking   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Counting

    Meditation

    Porosity

    Arrogance   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Questions: Doubt, Investigation, and Contemplation

    Layers of Reality

 

Part 5.   I Am

    Attention

    Commitment to and Confidence in the Spiritual Path

    Determination

    Seeing

    Obstacles

    A Meditation: Earth and Sun

    The Illusion of Presence

    Presence   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Stabilized Presence

    A Meditation: Three-Centered Presence   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Participation

    The Illusion of the Ego

    Humility   Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Group Egoism

    Who Am I?

    Non-Clinging: Letting Go of Attachments

    Mindfulness

    Stillness

    We Are: The Illusion of Separateness

    Peace

    Non-Dual Awareness

    Promises

    The Sacred Vow

    From the Center

    A Meditation: Climbing Jacob's Ladder

    Transmission and Initiation

    Integrating Body, Heart, and Mind

    Purification

    One-Pointedness

    Total Engagement

    Being

    Living As Intention

    Will and God

    A Meditation: The Eyes of God

 

Part 6. Beyond Ourselves

    Our Relationship With Time

    A Contemplation: The Dimensions of Emptiness

    Conscience: the Perception of Wisdom

        What is Our Responsibility?

        Awareness of Intentions

        Do the Right Thing

        Justice: As We Sow, We Reap

        Excellence

        Dharma: The Evolving Pattern of the Spirit

        What Is My Calling?       

    Tikkun Olam: The Spiritual Purpose of Life  Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Why Are We Here?

    A Meditation: Why Am I?

    Sanctuary

    Is God Inside or Outside of Us?  Left-click for MP3 audio stream, right-click to download

    Approaching the Divine

    Surrendering to the Divine

 

Part 7. Weekly Inner Work

    Introduction to Weekly Inner Work

    Inner Work for the Current Week

    Archive of Weekly Inner Work

 

Part 8. Coda

    The Seven Pillars of Spiritual Practice

 


        

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