Bourgeault on InterSpiritual Wisdom

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Bourgeault is a proponent of InterSpiritual Wisdom where we meet “the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions”

The twenty-first century has been dubbed the “age of InterSpirituality” by Brother Wayne Teasdale, and the beginning of the second decade of this era is an especially good time to explore the fruits of this movement and to see what it offers each of us for our own spiritual life.

InterSpirituality encourages people from different spiritual traditions to sit and meditate together, to enter into a deep dialogue of sound and silence, and to articulate the shared practices and experiences that are the foundations of their respective traditions. This is done not only in an attempt to understand, but to learn deeply from one another, and to create a core of spiritual intimacy based upon shared experience.

Through this InterSpiritual approach, we are allowed to discover for ourselves, (as Brother Wayne Teasdale put it,) “the shared mystic heart beating in the center of the world’s deepest spiritual traditions.” In so doing we can never again regard each other as “the other.” We are bound together “InterSpiritually” in the shared heart-space of human religious experience. Once this happens, we are joined in authentic compassionate concern for the welfare of all beings.

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