Monday, August 15, 2016



+ Continuing with the 12 styles of the Mandalaprocess, we are exploring the style of Love and Compassion.

+ In Buddhism we are taught to clasp our palms together and bow to all beings, seen and unseen. In this way, we show our intention to cherish and respect all forms of life. This is a vital spiritual principle.

+ “This is a vital spiritual principle.” The physical gesture can do wonderful things in itself but, of course, the “intention to cherish and respect all forms of life” gets to the heart of the matter.  Expanding Love & Compassion is simply the heavenly thing to do.  It is God’s will.  It is the dream, the vision, the hope, the goal. Let us discover and create all kinds of ways to increase compassion, peace, justice and sustainable abundance for all.

+ The 12 styles of Mandala: Creating An Authentic Spiritual Path: An InterSpiritual Process by Edward Bastian are listed in SE206.

+ The 7 steps of InterSpiritual Meditation by Edward Bastian are listed in SE21 and SE213.  They are described fully in his book, InterSpiritual Meditation.

+ To get inspired and illuminated by Ed Bastian, I invite you to set aside some time for these videos:  Seven Steps of InterSpiritual Meditation (11 minutes) | 15 minute introduction to InterSpiritual Meditation and the Mandala Process | 2 hour lecture & conversation

+ Spirituality & Practice offers abundant resources on the practices of Love & Compassion: The Practice of Love | The 12s Gallery on Love | The Practice of Compassion | The 12s Gallery on Compassion  

+ I would love it if you offered a guest post on this practice or any practice.  And, I have work to do on my Heavenliness page.  Maybe you can help.  Send an email with the subject “Heavenliness” or “Love” or “Guest Post” to

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to

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