The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it.
Henri J. M. Nouwen
Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony.
Spirituality, for me, is everyone’s natural connection with the wonder and energy of life...and the instinct to explore that experience and its meaning.
In its simplest definition, ‘spirituality’ means knowing how to live with meaning and purpose.
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
At the core of spirituality is the need to feel and express love and compassion for everyone, with the understanding that we are all part of a greater reality.
Some resources to help you on your spiritual journey...
A wonderful resource about spirituality and much more, at your fingertips!!! Lots of fascinating, one-hour'ish long, GENTLE interviews with fascinating people! People like the wonderful Philip Roderick - Anglican priest, percussionist, educator and author. Philip started the 'Quiet Gardens Movement' and 'Contemplative Fire.' Here he talks about his life and the pointers that appeared to direct him along the way. He says: 'Silence and solitude are precursors to service.'
Conscious TV is a UK based TV channel broadcasting on the Internet at www.conscious.tv
Conscious.tv aims to stimulate debate, question, enquire, inform, enlighten, encourage and inspire people in the areas of Consciousness, Science, Non-Duality and Spirituality. They welcome any feedback and are very interested in suggested topics and guests for future programmes. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
If you have ever wanted to learn to meditate, develop stress-busting techniques, feel calmer, get to know your real self or just feel a little more peaceful…the solution may be closer than you think.
In its simplest definition, 'spirituality' means knowing how to live with meaning and purpose. The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, with over 40 local teaching centres across the UK, offers people of all backgrounds an opportunity to deepen their understanding of universal spiritual principles and learn a range of spiritual skills through a variety of educational programmes.
Across the UK the Brahma Kumaris work with local organisations and community groups in a variety of areas, including: inter-religious dialogue; youth programmes; prison outreach; social work and men’s groups. http://www.bkwsu.org/uk
The Sri Chinmoy Centres
In over 50 countries around the world, the Sri Chinmoy Centre http://www.srichinmoycentre.org/ serves the community by giving free meditation classes, concerts, athletic and cultural events with the aim of uplifting the human spirit. The Centre draws its inspiration from Sri Chinmoy whose life was an expression of the unbounded potential we all have within ourselves. Meditation is a core part of our lives, and the Centre organises free meditation classes in over 50 countries around the world. Sri Chinmoy's students come from all walks of life, and aim to combine a deep and rich inner life of meditation, with a dynamic outer life where they can serve the world. Besides being a home for its members to meet for meditation and spiritual activity, the Sri Chinmoy Centre also serves the wider world in many ways.
Online Holistic Shop
Holisticshop.co.uk was launched by Brett Almond, in the year 2000. He was following a dream – he left full time employment as the manager of a complementary medicine practice in Norwich to start a website dedicated to spiritual growth and a holistic way of life. Now there is a team of people looking after the site and fulfilling orders asap.
The new Cosmic Garden at Winchester University
The story of the universe takes shape at Winchester.
Pathways to Peace
Is part of the breakthrough Get Inspired Now series which includes the Internet phenomenon, The Interview With God. Our goal is to create beautiful, inspiring presentations that make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people around the world.
Is a growing, online encyclopedia of Christianity and Biblical Theology. Theopedia uses Wiki technology, which is essentially a community driven information management system. Approved applicants of our community add and edit articles and refine their information and presentation. This results in a network of interconnected pages, constantly being refined and updated.
Is the largest, most comprehensive health network of people sharing their advice, treatment experiences, and support.
Access information about Buddhism
Network of Buddhist Organisations (UK)
The London Centre for Spirituality
Based in the heart of the City of London. They offer a wide range of courses, meditation and discussion groups and resources for all interested in spirituality - churchgoers or not - both in the local and in the wider community. They host several spiritual direction training programmes, and their facilities are used by professionals and organisations working in related areas including counselling.
Jewish Spiritual Direction / Yedidya Center
Spiritual direction is a relationship in which one dedicates a regular period of time to the exploration of the divine presence in one’s life. Spiritual companions (or “directors”) support individuals as they seek to deepen their relationship with the holy. This practice is a potent tool for helping individuals notice the sacred dimension that underlies all life, open to experiences of oneness, and recognize the ways in which they may be guided or accompanied along their life journey. Responding powerfully to the deep spiritual hunger felt by so many in our time, Jewish Spiritual Direction helps the seeker explore Jewish pathways to a nourishing relationship with the divine and with Jewish tradition.
A global training and development organisation offering transformational training courses. Including the Landmark Forum.
Alternatives is a place of inspiration, wellbeing and community in the heart of London. ‘Seeks to inspire new visions for living through holistic education and connection to the sacred dimension of life’. We host Monday talks at St James’s Church, Piccadilly and weekend workshops in spirituality, creativity, well-being and self-development. Since 1982, we have welcomed the most well-known names in the Mind Body Spirit world. We are dedicated to the exploration of diverse ways of living and being. We honour all spiritual traditions and welcome people of all cultures.’
The Amma community
Inspired by leader ‘Amma’. To quote from the website – ‘‘As a child, I always wanted to know the cause of misery of mankind and thought that if sorrow is a truth, then there must be a cause and a way out.’ Amma explains.’ I realize my purpose is to console - to personally wipe away tears through selfless love, compassion, and service.’Amma has inspired innumerable humanitarian activities all over the world. Some of them are free food and clothing programs, charitable hospitals, hospices, disaster relief programs, free homes for the poor and the needy, medical camps, orphanage, schools, educational institutions, widows' pension scheme, free legal advice, preservation of nature and so on. The list is long and growing everyday. Amma says,’ Compassion to the poor and the needy is our duty to God.’ Through the example of her own life Amma has inspired people from all over the world to walk in the path of selfless-service and compassion towards all beings.
Magazine and website, Kindred Spirit, Mind Body Spirit Magazines, Natural Health, spiritual development.
What is Enlightenment?
Magazine, Redefining Spirituality for an Evolving World.
The London College of Spirituality
To quote from their website, ‘The London College of Spirituality is a foundation of exploration, pioneering the eternal frontier of consciousness. This college is a gateway for new thought, bridging together spirituality, psychology, philosophy, politics, holism and much more. If you are new to spirituality or are an experienced spiritual explorer, LCS has something to offer through its wide range of introductory and advanced courses and workshops. This college is open to people of all ages, races, genders, abilities, sexual orientations – those of faiths and religions and those without. It is a place for anyone and everyone to join together in the pursued interests of self-exploration and self-discovery. LCS aims to show that spirituality is not simply a faith or belief but a way of life – a path of open-mindedness, compassion, exploration, co-creation, growth, happiness and learning.