POETRY

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This selection is from Saul Williams’ poem, said the Shotgun to the head. Pocket Books, NY, New York. 2003.  You can discover more about Williams on his web site:  http://saulwilliams.com/. While you’re there, listen to NOISEY: END YOUR WILLFUL DISREGARD WITH SAUL WILLIAMS’ NEW VIDEO FOR “DOWN FOR SOME IGNORANCE  to be free of the …

Books | A Monk in the World: Cultivating A Spiritual Life, by Wayne Teasdale

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It was in reading the book The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living that I discovered Wayne Teasdale. I have encountered this mysterious and seductive monastic voice in my readings of other monks, men and women, contemplatives and mystics. Years ago, I recognized this voice when reading Howard Thurman’s, Meditations of the Heart. …

Quotes

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In this culture, the phrase ‘black woman’ is not synonymous with ‘tender’ or ‘gentle.’ It’s as if those words couldn’t possibly speak to the reality of black females. ~ bell hooks, writer, author, feminist and Buddhist