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The Spirituality of Gardening

August 3rd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

To garden is to unseat oneself as the center of primary importance, and to instead turn one’s life into various forms of service that will strengthen and maintain the many memberships that make up the garden

Embodied Worship

July 13th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Meet the Ramnamis, a small community in central India whose elders are boldly tattooed in Lord Ram’s name

Why Universities Should Be More Like Monasteries

June 1st, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Colleges should offer a radically low-tech first-year program for students who want to apply: a secular monastery within the modern university, with a curated set of courses that ban glowing rectangles of any kind from the classroom

The Coltranes and American Hinduism

February 27th, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

For all the accolades and tributes the pair have received in making their mark in music and popular culture, and becoming outsized in their role as Black history makers, the Coltranes had an arguably equal impact in reimagining American Hinduism

The Role of Faith in Science

January 23rd, 2023 | by Harmonist staff

Planck sees religion and science following a similar pattern: many different outward manifestations which, under analysis, point to a single absolute truth

Gandhi on Jesus and Money

December 15th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Drink deep of the fountains given to you in the Sermon on the Mount, Gandhi says, but then you will have change your attitude toward wealth

The Dance of Devotion

November 10th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

Religious discipline confounds the modern sensibility because it upends our ideas about the value of discipline and sacrifice

The Absolute and Relative Side of the Guru: The Onus is on Us

October 25th, 2022 | by Harmonist staff

If we want to enter the stream of the Absolute, Infinite, and Eternal, we are to become absolute, infinite, and eternal. Or rather, realize that it’s what we are. In order to do that, we need to shed any relative, circumstantial and temporary consideration; any belief and concept we have of ourselves

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