Listen to my talk for The Celebration community

I had a wonderful time speaking about How Do You Pray? at a meeting of The Celebration, an independent spiritual community located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They have posted my talk as a podcast on their website. You can listen to the 17-minute presentation online or download it for later:...

The Practice of the Present Moment

My latest on the Huffington Post: “…Are you able to unplug and give yourself a rest from your devices? As we have more interactions and communications, we are becoming more and more dependent on our phones and computers. It does take courage to have a time out—time for sanctuary, self-care, meditation, contemplation, prayer, and retreat…” Read the whole thing...

The Essential Universal Song

My latest on the Huffington Post: “There is a sound, a resonance, beyond words. This universal song holds language and intention. It is where we come together in what is essential: supporting life; protecting the Earth, our brothers and sisters; and being a better person…” Read the whole thing...

Happy Anniversary to How Do You Pray?

My latest on the Huffington Post: “Two years ago—July 8, 2014, to be exact—Monkfish Publishing released How Do you Pray?… We celebrated this second anniversary in Santa Fe at BODY with friends, family, prayers, poems, stories, and chants…” Read the whole thing and see the great photos...

Discovering the Prayerfield

My latest on the Huffington Post: “Collecting prayers from the 129 people in How Do You Pray? and thousands of people around the world, I realized we are all part of a prayerfield, an energetic flow of love for ourselves, each other, the Earth and All That Is…” Read the whole thing...

Beyond Culture: The Essence of Prayer

My latest on the Huffington Post: “…I’d like to share a letter I received from Israel during a time of unrest. Shiffi shares the discontent she feels, both inside herself and within the collective, and how this inquiry and book deepened her ability to relax, helping her see the bigger picture and envision a brighter future.” Read the whole thing...

The Art of Blessing at Unify Fest

I’m so excited to be part of Unify Fest in Santa Fe, NM, September 22-25! Over 75 bands, keynote speakers, yoga instructors, workshop teachers, indigenous leaders and healers all dedicated to unifying humanity, celebrating life and leaving the land better than we found it. At this wonderful festival on September 24, at 2:30 p.m., I’ll be teaching a workshop called “The Art of Blessing.” Please contact me at Celeste@HowDoYouPray.com if you’d like more information. See you...

Progressive Christianity Series in Santa Fe June 11

I’m excited to be speaking on June 11 about “Exploring Spiritual Inspiration from other Paths” at a gathering sponsored by the Church of Antioch at Santa Fe. The Saturday presentation will be in a private home 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a potluck lunch. My presentation is part of the church’s “Progressive Christianity Series.” For more information, please contact the Rev. Jenni Walker, Associate Pastor, at jenniblessings@gmail.com or 831-917-5087. Rev. Jenni says, “Please join us for a sacred conversation. All are...

Got Other Descriptions for G.O.D.?

My latest on the Huffington Post: “…As I sat with Ultimate Reality, Ground of Being, All That Is and many more, I was intrigued to read that over 95% of people believe in a higher power and over half of that percentage call it God. As I pondered the word, I was flooded with an image and the phrase Grid Of Divinity — with the acronym G.O.D.” Read the whole thing...

Happy Mothers’ Day! My new post is up

Blessings, dear mothers! I bow in gratitude to my beautiful mother and to the divine mother in us all. I invite you to read my latest blogpost on the Huffington Post. I talk about revisiting where I came from, where we all came from—the womb of creation—and present my own mother’s wonderful excerpt from How Do You...

A gift from Reb Zalman

I invite you to my latest Huffington Post blog, which was posted auspiciously on Passover, Hanuman Jayanti, Earth Day and Full Moon. A wonderful time to share the wisdom of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and a story about my interview with Joanna Harcourt-Smith on How Do You...