LIFE2014: Nun Ani Choying – The Singing Nun of Nepal

I learnt from the singer that singing hymns and chants is a unique meditation practice in Buddhism, which unites the mind with the sound of mantras or spiritual prayers because our mind rides on a subtle energy of breath. So when we chant or sing mantras, it helps us to purify the negative energy and…

Deep healing for hurting men

“Perhaps if tearful little boys were comforted instead of shamed, there wouldn’t be so many angry men struggling to express and empathise with emotions.” – Lelia Schott Where did toxic masculinity come from? How did psychopathy and narcissism come about? I’m interested to know their origin because apparently, most western psychology studies are like western…

Walter Brueggemann on prophetic imagination

This incisive interview with Walter Brueggemann discusses how the process of reimagining is an act of refusal to adopt the imagination imposed on us by the empire. Like he said, the Exodus narrative is endlessly generative of emancipatory thinking, and prophets like Isaiah sought to use poetry for reimagining a new and better world through…

Liberation theology and prophetic imaginations

I applaud Walter Brueggemann’s incisive speech about Jesus’ mission to usher in an alternative world that disrupts the status quo of the totalitarian empire, with reference to prophetic imaginations in the ancient world of the Bible and in the contemporary world. It is interesting to learn that Solomon’s regime demonstrated totalism in which the government…

You and me and Ruth – Rob Bell

This episode of Robcast is a heartwarming message about hesed and how God watches over us when we, like Ruth in the Bible, heed an intuitive trust and journey from the known into the unknown. This ancient story, together with the other Bible stories, written by the minority who have been conquered and oppressed by…

Learning to love yourself – Otis Moss III

Here’s sharing with some notes that I have taken from Otis Moss’ empowering message about learning to love ourselves. I have learnt that the virus of invalidation and oppression lurks in every child, especially people of colour who live in the shadow of colonial history. Like he said, when we begin to love who God…

Notes on “Radiant intimacy of the heart – Cynthia Bourgeault”

I learnt from the video that the real meaning of contemplation isn’t so much resting in stillness as it designates a path of luminous knowledge of an extremely high order of intensity and coherence and magnitude, so overwhelming to the faculties of our usual rational mind that the mind falls still and quiet before it….