New this Week: 9/21/2023

Here’s a quick update on what’s new at and elsewhere.

The latest edition of the Journals of Spiritual Discovery podcast features a rare interview with Shawn Pethel.  Shawn and I discuss the highs and lows of his spiritual search, meditation, following what is given to you, the importance of connecting with what you care about, and enlightenment.  As always, the podcast is free. 

New Books
Many of you know I’m very involved with the TAT Foundation Press.  I’m happy to report that we have two new titles, which brings us to 19 amazing titles from a variety of authors.  The first new book is an expanded edition of Bob Harwood’s Pouring Concrete: A Zen Path to the Kingdom of God.  This captivating narrative of Bob’s relentless spiritual exploration has the potential to reshape your perspective on reality.  The second new title is Shades of Real: Poems in a World of Wonder by Kevin Shuey.  Shades of Real is a captivating compilation of poems embellished with evocative photography.  Please show your support by purchasing a copy and leaving a review on Amazon.  Thanks!

A one-day virtual event is coming up at the end of this month. “Pretty Lies or Ugly Truths: Fighting Rationalization On The Spiritual Path,” features Bob Cergol from the TAT Foundation and Merry Song from the Center for Sacred Sciences (“CSS”).  I interviewed the founder of CSS, Joel Morewood, in Episode 26, so I’m excited that one of his teachers from that organization is making an appearance at a TAT event.  In addition to speakers, there will be breakout groups and participatory exercises.  It’s a great low-cost and low-commitment way to check out TAT.        

Intriguing Gifts
A cool source for unique spiritual t-shirts is You Do Not Exist, which bills itself as “a brand for mild nihilists, not-dualists, and extreme solipsists.”  I bought this one for myself:

Quote That I’m Pondering
“They say I am dying, but I am not going away. Where could I go? I am here.” ~Ramana Maharshi 

Wishing you all the best,

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