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A universal 7-step meditation process drawn from the world’s great traditions.

Here are the Seven Steps of InterSpiritual Meditation.

1. Motivation – “May We be Healthy and Happy”
2. Gratitude – “May We be Grateful from Life’s Many Gifts”
3. Transformation –“May We be Transformed into Our Highest Potential”
4. Intention – “May We be Loving and Compassionate”
5. Mindfulness – “May We become Mindful through our Breathing”
6. Wisdom – “May We become Wise through our Meditation”
7. Service - “May We be in Service to All Beings”

InterSpiritual Meditation is a seven-step universal process drawn from the world’s spiritual traditions. It will help you to harness your own natural spiritual styles to create a personal contemplative practice that gives rise to inner peace, wisdom, and compassion by drawing on the contemplative wisdom of one or more spiritual traditions. It enables people of diverse spiritual and non-spiritual backgrounds to create engaged contemplative communities based on empathy, understanding, shared intentions and compassionate service for the common good.

ISM was developed by Spiritual Paths’ founder Dr. Ed Bastian in close contemplative collaboration with colleagues from Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Taoist, and Native American traditions. It can be practiced alone and in community with others. It pulls together key elements of contemplation and meditation shared by many traditions. In this process we gather in the language of silence and experience inter-connectedness. Joining in stillness, we don’t impose on others our own personal beliefs, rituals, or the names for our absolute truths, deities, or God. We honor and celebrate the wise and compassionate practices of all traditions. We discover a profound unity within our diversity. We flourish in the love, peace, compassion, gratitude, and the strength of our shared wisdom. We are of one heart. Quietly, each in our own way, we join in the following seven stages together. The sound of a bell leads us from one stage to the next.

ISM also provides clergy, psychologists, healthcare professionals, and spiritual directors with non-sectarian methods and resources to help those who are Spiritually Independent or Spiritual but not Religious (SBNR) to create their own spiritual and/or contemplative practice drawn from one or more wisdom traditions.

What’s New

Version 1.5

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The developer, Edward Bastian, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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