PCC Forum - Ed Bastian - Creating Your Spiritual Path
The Spiritual Paths Mandala helps us to create our personal paths based on our archetypal spiritual learning styles and spiritual questions. The Mandala identifies twelve families of spiritual styles (the outer ring), perennial questions (the middle ring), and spiritual traditions (the inner ring).The Mandala Process is nonsectarian tool to serve both those who are rooted in a tradition and the Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) or Spiritually Independent.
InterSpiritual Meditation is a seven-step universal process drawn from the worlds spiritual traditions. It helps individuals to harness their own natural spiritual styles to create a personal contemplative practice that gives rise to inner peace, wisdom, and compassion by drawing on the contemplative wisdom of one or more spiritual traditions. It enables people of diverse spiritual and non-spiritual backgrounds to create engaged contemplative communities based on empathy, understanding, shared intentions and compassionate service for the common good.
Dr. Ed Bastian holds a Doctorate in Buddhist Studies and is the founder and president of Spiritual Paths Foundation. His writing and teaching is the product of over forty years of research, study, and teaching, especially during the past decade, with over fifty esteemed teachers from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Taoism, and Native American traditions. He is the award winning co-author of Living Fully Dying Well, author of InterSpiritual Meditation, author of Creating Your Spiritual Path, publisher of Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom, and producer of documentaries on religion for the BBC and PBS.