Peace Prayer … & Mother Water by Amidon

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

“… Be a lamp unto those who walk in darkness …” ~ Baha’i peace prayer

The Beloved Community – Amidon

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

“… When we walk on a path through a forest and feel calmed by the beauty of the dappled light, we are welcomed into the Beloved Community of beauty …” ~ Elias Amidon

The Longing In Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology)

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

A delightful collection of soul-inspiring poems from the world’s great religious and spiritual traditions, accompanied by Ivan M. Granger’s meditative thoughts and commentary. Rumi, Whitman, Issa, Teresa of Avila, Dickinson, Blake, Lalla, and many others. These are poems of seeking and awakening… and the longing in between. ———— Praise for The Longing in Between “The […]

Love Religion: Sufism, Rumi & Ibn Arabi

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

“… There is a place where words are born of silence, A place where the whispers of the heart arise …” ~ Jonathan Star

A Year with Rumi: Daily Readings

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks’s elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi’s greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems. Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry […]