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Spiritual Practices

People in all walks of life describe the difficulties and benefits of essential practices like gratitude, patience and contemplation.

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 The Search for Well-Being Humankind   198,199,201,202 

The Search for Well-Being
We examine a fascinating new model of health care: integrative medicine. [more]

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 Answering The Need Humankind   126, 127 

Answering The Need
With the tightening economy, increased middle class anxiety, home foreclosures and lengthening lines at soup kitchens throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. This documentary examines why people decide to offer their time and money to answer the need. [more]
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 Will to Live (CD 2) Part of "Walking through the Storm" Series   60, 69 

Will to Live (CD 2)
Part A: Cancer patients find a remarkable human connection in supportive dialogues with other patients. Part B: Physician Rachel Naomi Remen counsels patients drawing from her own bout with a life-threatening illness. [more]
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 Centering Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-5b 

Centering
Brother M. Basil Pennington discusses prayer as it arises from "the center of our being." [more]
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 Chaplains Humankind   169 

Chaplains
Facing a personal crisis, hospital patients and their loved ones often receive needed emotional support from a quiet army of chaplains, who are skilled at empathetic listening to people gripped by difficult and confusing emotions. [more]
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 Choosing Love Over Fear Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-5a 

Choosing Love Over Fear
The author of "Teach Only Love," Gerald Jampolsky, MD, offers his perspective on life as a continuous choice between love and fear. Faith helps one to choose love. Jampolsky's own spiritual evolution is powerfully described. [more]
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 Compassionate Friends Humankind   178 

Compassionate Friends
Aiming to "transform the pain of grief into the elixir of hope", a group called The Compassionate Friends, with more than 600 U.S. chapters, brings together parents who've suffered the loss of a child, to help them sort through complicated emotions among kindred spirits. [more]
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 Count Your Blessings Humankind   49 

Count Your Blessings
Austrian-born author and Benedictine Brother David Steindl-Rast, recorded at his monastery near Corning, NY, believes that acquiring an attitude of "gratefulness" can calm the mind and give life a simple joy. [more]
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 A Different Sort of Food Humankind   11 

A Different Sort of Food
From Yom Kippur to Ramadan, the age-old practice of fasting is widely followed today by people of many traditions who find surprising benefits in this quiet discipline. [more]
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 Eli Jaxon-Bear Humankind   89 

Eli Jaxon-Bear
The author of "Sudden Awakening," Eli Jaxon-Bear, discusses his view that we brainwash ourselves into living with fear and aggressiveness when a deeply fulfilling life is available. [more]
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 Free Time Movement: Rabbi Waskow and Will O'Brien Humankind   25 

Free Time Movement: Rabbi Waskow and Will O'Brien
America's culture of "overwork" deprives many people of the time to maintain crucial connections to ourselves, our families and our communities, according to an interfaith coalition in Philadelphia. [more]
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 The Gift of Patience Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-3b 

The Gift of Patience
A blind student, a harried mother, a nun and others reflect on this precious spiritual resource. [more]
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 Giving Back Humankind   4 

Giving Back
This documentary visits with people at different income levels to learn how they view the act of charitable giving and how they meet what for them is a moral obligation. [more]
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 Great Questions Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-4b 

Great Questions
The value of "Philosophical" inquiry as a method of self-understanding is articulated by Jacob Needleman, author of "The New Religions" and other books. [more]
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 A Human Family Album Part of Kindred Spirits   KS1-4a 

A Human Family Album
Comments from followers of all the world's major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. [more]
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 Humble Recovery Humankind   13 

Humble Recovery
How recovering alcoholics strive to develop the personal trait of humility as a safeguard against egotistical thinking that could lead them back into drinking. [more]
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 Islam's Hidden Beauty Part of Kindred Spirits   KS1-5ab 

Islam's Hidden Beauty
Although extremists sometimes grab headlines, Islam is a vast religious community encompassing a billion people. [more]
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 Lao Tsu's Way of Life Part of Kindred Spirits   KS1-4b 

Lao Tsu's Way of Life
Photographer/author Jane English borrows some pages from the Tao Te Ching ("The Way of Life"), a poetic guidebook about inner balance. [more]
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 Let There Be Peace on Earth Humankind   35 

Let There Be Peace on Earth
Free Show Download: Songwriter Jill Jackson Miller tells the history of the song and how she and her husband composed "Let there be Peace," and members of a contemporary high school chorus describe the song's special meaning in the age of terrorism. [more]

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 Loretta La Roche Humankind   90 

Loretta La Roche
Making light of our stress-inducing, 24/7 society, author and humorist Loretta LaRoche brings her one-of-a-kind perspective on living an optimistic and resilient life that re-connects with what really matters. [more]
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 Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg Humankind   158 

Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg
Sharon Salzberg, an author and teacher of Buddhist meditation, describes the technique of "lovingkindness," a way of seeing others and relating to oneself that allows the practitioner to get past resentments and have a clearer view of reality. [more]
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 The Monk Within Each of Us Part of Kindred Spirits   KS1-1b 

The Monk Within Each of Us
A spiritual intimacy comes through in these warm remarks by Br. David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk. [more]
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 Owner's Manual for the Human Being Part of Kindred Spirits   KS3-4a 

Owner's Manual for the Human Being
Popular author Mitch Gilbert explains how an inner voice in everyone's heart functions as a kind of owner's manual to guide us through each day. Gilbert speaks with remarkable clarity in easily understood language. [more]
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 Peace-building with Louise Diamond Humankind   31 

Peace-building with Louise Diamond
A veteran negotiator in world hot-spots including the Middle East, Louise Diamond practices a citizens-based diplomacy that sometimes finds cooperation at the grass roots level, even when governments are hostile. [more]
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 Preventing Nuclear War Humankind   53 

Preventing Nuclear War
Coming to terms with the incomprehensible global arsenal of some than 30,000 nuclear weapons -- capable of destroying the world -- is the task of author, attorney and international peace activist Jonathan Granoff. [more]
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 Simplicity Humankind   24 

Simplicity
A look at the "voluntary simplicity" movement whose proponents seek to cultivate a lifestyle emphasizing frugal consumption, ecological awareness and personal growth. [more]
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 Spiritual but not Religious Humankind   141 

Spiritual but not Religious
A conversation with Bradley University Prof. Robert Fuller who has studied a large sector of Americans who regard themselves as spiritually inclined, but who do not affiliate with organized religion. [more]
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 The Spiritual Immune System Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-1b 

The Spiritual Immune System
Mitch Gilbert, the Philadelphia commentator, describes our own innate radar for spotting personal problems and escaping them -- through wisdom. [more]
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 The Science of Gratitude Humankind   122 

The Science of Gratitude
New research suggests that people who actively cultivate gratitude in their lives become both more content and physically healthier, but Oakland, California writer Catherine Price wanted to find out for herself. [more]
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 The Social Brain Humankind   131 

The Social Brain
In this program, we learn about how people develop different levels of empathy.Daniel Goleman is a former New York Times science reporter specializing in how brain function affects the way we feel and perceive life. [more]
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