Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

From a recent review on Amazon of my book Presence and Process:

"I thoroughly enjoyed this very well researched, exceptional book on the history of Christian contemplation/meditation and it's relevancy for individuals seeking a deeper interior relationship with God. There is much to learn from reading this book with pages and pages of excellent resources for continued study. Daniel Coleman finds just the right intersection between the Quaker faith, Buddhism and Christian mysticism."



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left."
 — Bertrand Russell

Sunday, September 10, 2017

"The primary task of any good spiritual teaching is not to answer your questions, but to question your answers."
 — Adyashanti

Thursday, September 07, 2017

My interview with Rich Lewis of Silence Teaches Us Who We Are... 

Excerpt:  "What is significant about the contemplative mysticism of Fox and the early Quakers is how it caused them not only to go inward but also to then look outward and become radical change-agents in their culture: speaking out and activating against slavery, against war, against injustice and unfair social norms, etc., but from a place of contemplative centeredness.  I see a similar trend in modern times with the 'Engaged Buddhism' of Thich Nhat Hanh."


"You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion."    
--Meister Eckhart, 13th century Christian theologian

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

"Compassion is the basis of all morality."

--Arthur Schopenhauer

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017

"A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it."

-- William Penn, 17th century Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania