Interfaith and Spiritual Exploration Center Calendar

Interfaith and Spiritual Exploration Center Calendar

Meditation Offerings


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Meditation/Inspirational Quotes 

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” 

—Teilhard de Chardin 

“Rabbi Jonathan Sachs talks about love as justice. Love can’t simply be a feeling in our hearts. It has to be translated into action. ... [Love as justice] means celebrating the rich diversity of human spirituality.” 

—Rabbi Rachel S. Mikva, Herman Schaalman Chair in Jewish Studies 

“We have to look at people as spiritual beings and see no strangeness in others. We have to see in everyone the attributes of the Creator. The time in humanity’s development is for this love and inclusion. It is not the time for separateness.” 

—S. Valerie Dana, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai’s of the US 

“There are many differences between one religion or faith and another, yet if we look at the real purpose behind the different philosophies, teachings and methods, we find it is actually the same. All teachings offer advice on becoming a good human being, on the need to live one’s daily life in the right way, and the need to practise love...Far from being a difficulty, the fact there are different philosophies and religions is particularly useful since people themselves have different mental dispositions.” 

—Dalai Lama 

“God is Love – three words which open up an unending realm for the thinker who desires to probe the depths of the secret of life.” 

—Hazrat Inayat Khan 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” 

—Martin Luther King Jr. 

“Syrian monk, Isaac of Niniveh: Many are avidly seeking but they alone find who remain in continual silence. …If you love truth, be a lover of silence. Silence will unite you to God himself... In the beginning we have to force ourselves to be silent. But then there is born something that draws us to silence...If only you practice this, untold light will dawn on you in consequence….” 

—Thomas Merton, Contemplative Prayer