The Lure Of Eastern Orthodoxy & Monastic Spirituality

Orthodox Christianity has always fascinated me.  The continuity of beautiful liturgy and iconography makes for a unique expression of the Christian faith. Nowhere is this continuity more evident than in Mount Athos in Greece. The holy peninsula reaches some 31 miles out into the Aegean Sea, and it is here that for over a thousand years … More The Lure Of Eastern Orthodoxy & Monastic Spirituality

A Journey Through the Seasons of Life

Korean director Kim Ki-duk’s Buddhism-inspired extended 2003 meditation  – Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter…and Spring – takes place on an isolated lake nestled among scenic mountains on which floats a small, one-room hermitage housing two monks, one old and one young. The narrative unfolds over the course of several years, and is divided into five sections … More A Journey Through the Seasons of Life

Dignity, Courage and Humanity in the Midst of War

Physiotherapist Alberto Cairo’s prosthetic clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting.  Now, thanks to the bravery and dignity of the Afghan’s themselves, they now stay open.  Cairo tells the wonderful  story of how one man’s courage and humanity inspired him and changed the way he thought.  Cairo’s experience is so uplifting and … More Dignity, Courage and Humanity in the Midst of War