“Philosophical spiritual exercises”: philosophy at the service of “better living”

Book. For at least a decade, shelves devoted to personal development have been flourishing in bookstores. There is nothing particularly original about this fashion, however, since it is in fact inspired by an ancient and much deeper tradition, that of spiritual exercises. In a rich anthology, the philosopher and professor at Essec Business School Xavier … Read more

Guatemala: a Mayan spiritual guide accused of “witchcraft”, then released.

Guatemala a Mayan spiritual guide accused of witchcraft then released

Photo by Juan Bautista Xol, used with permission. This article was originally published by Elías Oxom in Prensa Comunitariathen edited and republished by Global Voices as part of a media partnership. Adela Choc Cuz, a member of the Q’eqchi’ Mayan ancestral council of the municipality of El Estor, in eastern Guatemala, and her daughter Sandra … Read more

Spiritual retreat in France: the top 10 of the most beautiful places

► Our Lady of the Hermitage Located in a valley surrounded by forests, on the heights of Noirétable (Loire), at an altitude of 1,110 m stands the sanctuary of Notre-Dame de l’Hermitage. According to tradition, the Virgin would have appeared to a hermit near the sanctuary, and a spring would have sprung up below the … Read more

How can mindfulness meditation nurture spiritual life?

Mindfulness meditation (MBM) has become widely available in recent years. It penetrates schools, the world of work, parliamentary assemblies… The reactions are varied among Christians. Some, in search of inner peace, are tempted to substitute it for their time of prayer. Others, on the contrary, fearing that it masks a Buddhist proselytism, reject it. Pascal … Read more

A Zen look at the world: “Marriage is an opportunity to extend the spiritual domain in the ordinary world”

A Zen look at the world Marriage is an opportunity

Monks at Zenkoji Temple in Nagano in 2016. BEHROUZ MEHRI / AFP On September 15, 2021, Clément Sans became a Zen monk. Ordained under the name of Tozan (“the mountain of peaches”), the young Frenchman is now attached to a temple in Japan. Each month, he sends us a letter that shares with us his … Read more