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Pacific Crest Trail Week 5: Being Zen (or Not)

Published on August 29th, 2014 | by Suzanne Hessler

Pitter patter go my weary feet upon the Pacific Crest Trail — a path that thousands of others have walked before me. All of us searching for something left unfulfilled by the unharmonious beat of modern ... Read More



Nature as a Door to Spirit

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Alexandra Piacenza

Many articles on EdenKeeper elucidate principles found in a wide spectrum of spiritual philosophies supporting reverence and care for the natural environment. What may not be as clear is the role that the natural environment can ... Read More


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Global Warming – Part I: Updated Climate Change Facts

Published on August 28th, 2014 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

Our earth is a precious gift, a blessing of immeasurable value from a Generous Creator. It sings and sparkles to those with appreciative ears and eyes, and makes our hearts swell with spirituality. But with this precious ... Read More


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Vandana Shiva and the Fight for Our World

Published on August 27th, 2014 | by Gina Merlino

The use of genetically modified food, or GMOs, is controversial. Some argue that genetically modified crops are good because they can contain vitamins and minerals that improve people’s health and allow higher quantities of food to be produced, ... Read More


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Can Art Be More Perfect Than Nature Itself?

Published on August 26th, 2014 | by Adam Balivet

I read Hans-Georg Moeller’s Daoism Explained a few years ago, and for me, a relative novice in the study of that religion-philosophy, the book did a pretty good job of delivering on the promise of its ... Read More



Animal Rights in Islam – Part II: Eating Halal

Published on August 25th, 2014 | by Aisha Abdelhamid

For over ten years, I assisted my husband in the halal slaughtering of hundreds of sheep and goats, as well as numerous chickens, ducks, and rabbits. Living on our 2-acre farm in the U.S., we supplied ... Read More


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How a Climate Change Denier Helped Me Bear Witness

Published on August 23rd, 2014 | by Anne Wayman

When Bernie Glassman gave a workshop at Sweetwater Zen Center in July, he talked a lot about “bearing witness.” Bearing witness is one of the Three Tenants of the Zen Peacemaker Order – not knowing, bearing witness, ... Read More

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