generosity

generosity

By Parker J. Palmer August 26, 2015

Generosity and gratitude don't require extraordinary means, just the gift of time and attention. Parker and Wendell on giving yourself away.

By Sharon Salzberg July 27, 2015

In our utilitarian age, meditation is often discussed as a means to increase focus, productivity, and cognition but what about meditation as an engine for kindness? Sharon Salzberg explores the power of compassion and kindness to meet with abundance the suffering of the stranger.

By Trent Gilliss April 21, 2015

From our gatherings in Louisville to the ekphrastic poetry for Yom HaShoah, a wealth of reading and exploring this week.

By Sharon Salzberg April 19, 2015

Generosity is the tissue that connects us to ourselves, to others, and to life itself. And it’s a practice β€” one that has meaningful benefits to our mental and physical health, as well as our relationships with others.

By Courtney E. Martin December 19, 2014

The end of year is fast approaching. And with that comes an influx of charitable giving. In this digital age when the basket is now an online form, how do we create a spiritual practice of tithing and discern the "right" way to give?

By Courtney E. Martin October 10, 2014

There is a place beyond exhaustion, when asking 'What can I do to help?' is inadequate and burdensome. A commentary on how we can practice the art of generosity, to reach beyond the ease of asking towards the grit of doing.

October 02, 2010

quiltauction
Hundreds attend the marquee event: the quilt auction. (photo: David Yoder)

The best β€” and perhaps quirkiest β€” aspects of being Mennonite were on display in northern Indiana last weekend. The Michiana MCC Relief Sale is an annual fundraising event for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a world-wide relief organization. The sale is part quilt auction, part junk auction, part garage sale, part bake sale, part county fair, part family reunion.