How you can find the sacred in your daily rituals

The 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit Magazine, Issue 29, March 2012

The new issue of the Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine features the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People. 


The Spiritual 100 list at a glance:

100 Spiritual List Statistics:
        Male: 72%, Female: 28%
        Oldest: Nelson Mandela at 93 years old
        Youngest: Mastin Kipp at 30 years old

        1. Dalai Lama
        2. Eckhart Tolle
        3. Thich Nhat Hanh
        4. Deepak Chopra
        5. Paulo Coelho
        6. Elizabeth Gilbert
        7. Iyanla Vanzant
        8. Ken Wilber
        9. James Redfield
        10. Rhonda Byrne
        11. Alice Walker
        12. Nelson Mandela
        13. Dr Wayne W Dyer
        14. Doreen Virtue
        15. Michio Kaku
        16. Oprah Winfrey
        17. Alejandro Jodorowsky
        18. Mantak Chia
        19. Desmond Tutu
        20. Alex Grey
        21. Peter Russell
        22. Byron Katie
        23. Ram Dass
        24. Esther Hicks
        25. Bernie Siegel
        26. Richard Bach
        27. Brian Weiss
        28. Andrew Cohen
        29. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
        30. Robin Sharma
        31. Steve Taylor
        32. Z'ev ben Shimon Halevi
        33. Andrew Harvey
        34. Marianne Williamson
        35. Lisa Williams
        36. Francis Chan
        37. Don Miguel Ruiz
        38. Masaru Emoto
        39. Gregg Braden
        40. Andrew Weil
        41. Erich von Daniken
        42. Adyashanti
        43. Krishna Das
        44. Sonia Choquette
        45. Joseph Ratzinger
        46. Louise Hay
        47. Amma
        48. Vladimir Megre
        49. Ervin Laszlo
        50. Elaine Pagels
        51. Jeff Foster
        52. Seyyed Hossein Nasr
        53. Neale Donald Walsch
        54. Drunvalo Melchizedek
        55. Pema Chodron
        56. Diana Cooper
        57. Bruce Lipton
        58. Dan Millman
        59. Karen Armstrong
        60. Graham Hancock
        61. David R. Hawkins
        62. Jack Canfield
        63. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
        64. Sogyal Rinpoche
        65. Swami Ramdev
        66. Philip Berg
        67. Caroline Myss
        68. Michael Newton
        69. Daisaku Ikeda
        70. Vadim Zeland
        71. John Bradshaw
        72. Richard Bandler
        73. Jean Houston
        74. Starhawk
        75. Daniel J. Siegel
        76. James Lovelock
        77. Judy Hall
        78. Gary Snyder
        79. Patrick Holford
        80. Oberto Airaudi
        81. Dr Azmayesh
        82. Mother Meera
        83. Rabbi Michael Lerner
        84. Lynne McTaggart
        85. Michael Beckwith
        86. Satya Narayan Goenka
        87. Satish Kumar
        88. Paramahamsa Nithyananda
        89. Rowan Williams
        90. Prem Rawat
        91. Mooji
        92. Stanislav Grof
        93. Grant Morrison
        94. Jon Kabat-Zinn
        95. Dolores Cannon
        96. Gangaji
        97. Shakti Gawain
        98. Claudio Naranjo
        99. Mastin Kipp
        100. Marion Woodman

What good is religion anyway? by Karyn Scherer

This collection of articles was well worth reading and pondering:


You can’t help wondering – if there really is a God, then how come Alain de Botton is so filthy rich?

Like many Christians, Rod Oram struggles to express the mystery at the core of his faith.

Greg Shand immerses himself in an Indian ashram and finds it has a profound and positive effect.

What is the real purpose of getting a higher education?


My mind is my temple: Mouli Ganguly by Lisa Antao

TV actress Mouli Ganguly doesn’t believe in branding God with different names

With ‘Super Soul Sunday’ shows Oprah Winfrey continues her role as spiritual leader by Brett Buckner

On Sunday mornings, Pam Kirkland of Jacksonville attends what she jokingly calls “the Church of Me.”


Buddhist Center offers guidance for daily living by Deirdre Cox Baker

The Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center, established seven months ago in Davenport, is an urban oasis of light and spirituality.

On Defining Spirit© by Rachel Naomi Remen

“Religion is a bridge to the spiritual-but the spiritual lies beyond religion. Unfortunately in seeking the spiritual we may become attached to the bridge rather than crossing over it.”

The greatest quote!

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” ~ The Dalai Lama

Pema Chödrön quote

“All religions point to the fact that being fully present is the only state in which you can wake up—not by somehow leaving.”