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The InterSpiritual Mandala

Overview

 

The InterSpiritual Mandala provides an InterSpiritual, holistic and integral process and structure for creating a spiritual path.

We begin by completing the Spiritual Styles and Questions Profile Tools.  These help reveal our natural ways of knowing, i.e, the styles and questions that often lay hidden beneath the surface of our minds.  Spiritual Styles are the lenses through which we perceive and process spiritual questions, answers and practices.  They influence our spiritual perspectives and our meditative practices.

Next, we harness our spiritual styles to explore answers and practices offered by authentic spiritual and secular resources.  By honoring and harnessing our natural styles, our personally meaningful answers can emerge, our spiritual path can be defined and our lives can have ultimate meaning and purpose.

The Spiritual Paths Mandala outlines a life-long journey of spiritual inquiry, insight and integration wherein we are empowered to fully engage the challenges of the world from the inside out. The Mandala contains twelve families of spiritual styles, questions and traditions.  By systematically moving through these, we gradually can discern valid teachers and resources for us and integrate the knowledge, practices and experiences that will define our own spiritual paths.

 
Twelve Styles
(Outer Ring)
Twelve Questions
(Middle Ring)
Twelve Families of Traditions
(Inner Ring)
1. Way of the ArtsConsciousnessBuddhism
2. Way of the BodyEternalityChristianity
3. Contemplation & MeditationDeathHinduism
4. Way of DevotionExistenceIslam
5. Way of ImaginationFreedomJudaism
6. Way of Love & CompassionGodTaoism
7. Way of the MysticGood & EvilThe 12 Steps of AA
8. Way of NatureHappinessIndigenous, Shamanic
9. Way of PrayerRealityOther
10. Way of ReasonSpirit BeingsPsychology, Philosophy, Mythology
11. Way of RelationshipsSufferingScience
12. Way of WisdomTransformation & Ultimate PotentialSpiritual But Not Religious (SBNR)