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What is a "spiritual practice" ?

Please join me. We will be participating with Conversation New York (CNY) for their Conversation Day on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at Bryant Park. There will be other groups, including other meet-up groups. 

I believe we will occupy one of the tables by the Bryant Park Fountain. See google map.

QUESTION for the afternoon :     What is a "spiritual practice" ?

Recently, I was reading the Fall, 2014 issue of Parabola Magazine. It's focus is on "spiritual practices". Hence the above question and my curiosity.

Lets explore the elements that may compose a "spiritual practice" and/or the experience(s) that may propel one toward a practice.

A few related questions (bring more of your own....)

Why are some people drawn to a spiritual practice and others are not?

What composes a spiritual practice?

Do you have a spiritual practice?

Is there value with a practice?

Does one need to be religious in a traditional/orthodox sort of way?

Does one require a guide or a guru/teacher?

How does one pray? Is prayer an aspect of a practice?

Is devotion an aspect of a practice?

Does a practice address the riddle of death?

Can a spiritual practice be a personal experience or must one practice with others?

Is meditation an aspect of a spiritual practice?

Is a space and a time relevant for a practice?  If so; how?

Must one be an "adult" or may a child practice it?

Is "interfaith" a dimension and/or a consideration for the practice?

Are there historical figures we can refer to (personally or socially)? How can they fit-in with a practice?

And more..............

Join me on August 30th at 3pm to address the above question(s) and be part of CONVERSATION DAY with Ron Gross's CNY.

with gratitude,

Jorge

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  • Jorge

    To those whom attended and participated; thank you. Your participation and comments were "out-of-this-world".

    September 5, 2014

  • Jorge

    Reminder : we will be part of Conversation Day with Conversation New York (CNY).

    August 25, 2014

  • Jorge

    August 22, 2014

  • Barry W.

    Sorry, I can't maqke Saturday meetups.

    August 14, 2014

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