The Voice of the Spiritual Mind

The Science of Spirit

For scientists, practitioners, healers and dreamers.

"Our website is designed to allow an emerging generation of spiritually-oriented thinkers, healers and leaders to converge around new ideas and to find one another.”    Lisa Miller, PhD
Director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute

Depression and Spiritual Awakening: One Door, Two Sides

Is depression, as most of us experience it, meaningless suffering? Dr. Lisa Miller presents research that explores the deeper spiritual meaning of depression.  Watch Video>>

Ben Zander Teaches the Art of Possibility

Ben Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, speaks to students at the Spirituality Mind Body Institute, Teachers College about the art of possibility.  Watch Video>>

Rabbi Shaul Praver Discusses the Importance of Reaching Out

Rabbi Shaul Praver of Newtown, Conn., discusses the importance of reaching out to the lonely in order to prevent tragedies like Sandy Hook.  Watch Video>>


Best Self Visualization: Moving Towards a Science of Love

Meditative and visualization techniques developed by Columbia psychologists may be helping young men with fractured sense of self to become whole again.

When Randy entered into group therapy in a shelter in downtown Manhattan, he described his world as a house where every door he opened was filled with fire. Burning with anger, he experienced...Read On>>

The Spiritual Wit and Wisdom of Louis C.K.

Comedian Louis C.K. brings spiritual insight to late night.

In a recent late night interview with Conan O’Brien, the brilliant comic Louis C.K. delivered a simultaneously humorous and somber discourse about our use of electronic gadgets to buffer us against genuine emotional and relational connection...Read On>>

Why We Settle for Less than Abundance

In the effort to make our day-to-day lives manageable, we may be blocking out the richness of existence. 

Many of us wonder why certain individuals have spiritual experiences and what those experiences are like. But perhaps we’re asking the wrong questions. Maybe the question we should be asking is why people don’t have spiritual experiences.Read On>>


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Video: The Mission of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University

The Institute hopes to foster a new generation of spiritually-minded therapists and researchers. Watch Video>>

Video: Professor Gary Weaver Describes the Spiritual Journey through the Urban Wilderness

The steps to spiritual healing begin with the creation of a sacred space and end with a mission... Watch Video>>

 The Art of Lucid Dreaming

Dream expert Beverly D'Urso discusses how to put your brain to good use while you are sleeping...Read More>>

Self-Compassion could Help with Homesickness in College Freshman

The first step to living on your own may be learning to be kind to yourself...Read More>>

Spirituality in Clinical Practice: A New American Psychological Association Quarterly

This new APA journal publishes the latest research in the field of psychology and spirituality. See It on the APA Website>>

Yoga for the Blind: New Software may make Yoga Available to Those who Cannot See

University of Washington computer scientists are creating a program to guide blind people through yoga poses...Read More>>

How to Meditate on the Subway

Although meditating on the subway is far from ideal, it definitely beats worrying about work all the way to the office...Read More>>

East Meets West in the South: The Dalai Lama visits the Emory-Tibet Science Initiative

To bridge the gap between Buddhist teachings and Western science, the Dalai Lama stopped in Atlanta...Read More>>


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