"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."
- H.H. Dalai Lama
Addiction to Materialism
What is the Spiritual Paths Foundation?
Since 2002, the Spiritual Paths Foundation has offered courses, programs and online resources to thousands of practitioners from diverse spiritual and secular traditions. Their goal is the co-creation of a universal InterSpiritual Wisdom that can be a unifying and healing force in the world. Spiritual Paths Founder, Dr. Ed Bastian, has drawn from this work to create a process of Inquiry, Insight and Integration that he offers in his books, online courses, private mentoring and in-person classes.
How do I participate?
You can begin by signing up for the InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM) course. This course will help you harness your own natural spiritual style to create a personal contemplative practice that gives rise to inner peace, wisdom, and compassion. ISM is a non-sectarian universal seven-step universal process drawn from the world’s spiritual traditions. To help you refine your spiritual practice, we use the Mandala Process. It enables you to customize the way you learn best. It serves as a powerful method for harnessing your natural archetypal spiritual learning styles by asking you questions relating to the worlds great contemplative traditions.
Challanges and Commitments of Practice
This is not a guru-driven process. Rather, it provides a structure within which you can work with authentic mentors, teachers and resources to create a dynamic and sustainable personal contemplative practice. This process requires you to take personal responsibility and not rely on others to provide a one-stop-shopping contemplative experience. Over time, this process begins to work naturally within you and to help you maintain wisdom, compassion and equanimity throughout all challenging circumstances of life.