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An Uncovering

More than any year in my (admittedly short) life 2020 felt interminable. I feel like I aged at least a decade that year, and talking to my friends and family I don’t think I’m the only one. So much has happened, so much has changed; how are we to make sense of it all? One…

Year Two: A Chance to Explore with Us.

I am both humbled and, at the same time, paradoxicallysurprised and not surprised by the overwhelming response to our online presence here at SPOKE. I had built a foundation for a high-quality web magazine exploring human meaning prior to starting our first live “Human Meaning Exploration Group” – an 8-week small group intensive that met…

A Call to Wake the Sleeper

Jesus’ Sayings Read as Zen Koans ____________________________________________________________________             This problem is easily recognized by Zen Buddhism. It is for this reason that Zen does not ask the practitioner to earn their own enlightenment, for how can enlightenment come from the self when the self lies sleeping in the vale of illusion? Rather, the practitioner is…