Practices & Ritual

< Return to Spiritual Naturalist Archives main page This section features a growing collection of resources on practices and rituals relevant to spiritual naturalists. Practices are those activities designed to help cultivate qualities that make for a better life, and rituals are expressions of values in symbolic form, often involving motion, community, iconography, and myth. … Read more

Love Naturally

“Love they neighbor as thyself” is one of the finer sentiments contained in the Bible. But it’s not commonly practiced. Rick Heller explains how Buddhists cultivate it…

What is more important: Honesty or Compassion?

A discussion of morality and values – asking the question, which is more important? Honesty or Compassion? Both are important and both can benefit your life here and now, but is one more important than the other?

Real religion?

What makes for “real” religion? How do you know that what you’re doing isn’t just playing dress-up, a shallow parody of religion?…

Compassion as Foundation

Compassion is under assault in our media, entertainment, and politics. Learn what compassion means to us and why it is the foundation of our spiritual practice…

Embracing a Natural Life

A friend told me last week that he recently, and suddenly, became an atheist—and wished he wasn’t…