A Universal 7-Step Meditation
8-Week Course beginning June 10, 2020
ZOOM Sessions on Wednesday, 5 - 6:30 pm

We invite you to join us for our upcoming course in InterSpiritual Meditation (ISM).

This 7-step process is designed to bring gratitude, love, mindfulness and wisdom into your life. It helps foster profound meaning, purpose and happiness into your relationships, professions and service to others.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator, our 7-step process will help you to deepen and expand your practice and to companion others on their spiritual journeys.

The Purpose
In this 8-week course, you will refine your personal practice through a universal process that is shared by many of the world’s great traditions. You will experience how it complements and amplifies other practices like Mindfulness. You will join with a diverse community that honors the wisdom of a variety of practices. (See below to learn more.)

The Cost
Due to the continuing traumatic stress of the pandemic, the reduced cost of the 8-week course including an ongoing monthly membership for just $8 per month.

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With all good wishes,

Ed Bastian, PhD President, Spiritual Paths Foundation

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Course Description
Week 1 will provide an introduction. Each week thereafter will focus on one of the 7 steps. As a website member, you can work independently at your own pace as well as with others to deepen your practice.

This course offers new interactive content, guided meditations, videos, custom searches, journals all geared to your personal archetypal spiritual styles. Our trained mentors and facilitators will help you develop your personal practice. Weekly live (and recorded) ZOOM classes will be on Wednesday, 5 pm PDT beginning June 10.

After the 8 week course, you can continue to deepen your knowledge and practice for as long as you please. This site is designed to provide you with a ongoing resource for a lifelong learning and practice.

The Seven Steps

  1. Motivation
  2. Gratitude
  3. Transformative imagination
  4. Compassion
  5. Mindfulness
  6. Wisdom
  7. Service

Facilitator and Mentor Training

The new ISM certification program is designed for those who wish to guide individuals or groups in the practice of InterSpiritual Meditation. Trainees will join with a mutually supportive cohort to work with Ed Bastian and a certified InterSpiritual Mentor. This training can be separate or included within the full Mentor training process. Applicants must complete the application form.

Recommendations

"ISM is an open-hearted and truly universal practice. If ever there was a practice to help us get spiritually unstuck, this is it."
-Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault
AUTHOR AND TEACHER
"Spiritual Paths brings together the wisdom of authentic teachers from the worlds spiritual traditions, provides an excellent curriculum based on those traditions, and leads us toward a new paradigm of InterSpiritual education and practice."
-Rabbi Zalman Schachter
FOUNDER, JEWISH RENEWAL
"Dr. Bastian's work is a great and important breakthrough, as so many believe they are not spiritual because they do not follow a particular dogma..."
-Dr. Carol Pearson
AUTHOR & PAST PRESIDENT,
PACIFICA GRADUATE UNIVERSITY
"I am particularly excited by this initiative of Edward Bastian and the Spiritual Paths Foundation. It as a sea change in the evolution of what we used to call the ecumenical activity. I see us coming into the next phase of inter-religious dialogue, to introduce one another to the inner experience of each others faith traditions. For when we do, we shall come to the realization that the end is One."
-Imam Feisal Abdul-Rauf
FOUNDER, AMERICAN SUFI MUSLIM ASSOCIATION