Spiritual teachings, both ancient and modern, can connect us to a time when we humans were more attuned to the reality of the unseen realms and the power of soul and spirit to guide us. A selection of meditation resources follows. ~Reminder that this resource section is new and the lists are works in progress, not exhaustive by any means. Suggest a resource here.
Into Great Silence (Documentary), 2005. An examination of life inside the Grande Chartreuse, the head monastery of the reclusive Carthusian Order in France.
Meetings with Remarkable Men, 1979. Film based on the book of the same name by the Eurasian mystic, G.I. Gurdjieff, chronicling his and his companions’ search for spiritual truth.
We Are All One. Interview with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee exploring the path of his Sufi lineage. A thought-provoking call to stop wasting time and wake up into life and spirit while we can.
(Taken from Wake Up, Human Podcast Ep.9: Meditation as Medicine. Some repetition from above.)
“There’s a lab for this class. It’s called meditation.” ~Michael Nagler
If you were intrigued by the Ep.9 segment about meditation being a “practice lab” for the Peace and Conflict Studies course, check out this link. Michael Nagler’s Metta Center hosts a recording of his 2-part PACS course at University of California at Berkeley, recorded before he retired in 2007.
In the right sidebar are links to an updated set of recordings Prof. Nagler has produced since retiring, followed by a note on the Meditation Lab, including instructional videos and a short e-book on “Meditation for Peacemakers.”