The Center for Spirituality & Practice (CS&P) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for those seeking wisdom and spiritual practices for their daily lives. Its multifaith and interspiritual website is the world’s premier gathering of English-language spiritual resources, constituting a vast curated library of book and film reviews, spiritual teacher profiles, topics, searchable databases of practices and quotes, and blogs. Its School of Spiritual Life offers live and on-demand e-courses and retreats, and related Practice Circles provide community experiences.
Launched in 2006, the website consolidates nearly 50 years of the wisdom-keeping work of the Center's co-directors Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. The site's name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world's religions and spiritual paths come together. While respecting the differences among traditions, CS&P celebrates what the traditions share in common.
The Center for Spirituality & Practice has a positive and spiritually progressive perspective. It features only quality, useful personal and cultural resources that are expressive of the quest for meaning and purpose, wholeness and healing, commitment and community, inner work and activism in the world. It is evident that all selections have been made with great care, reflecting CS&P's intention to provide a growing mosaic of useful resources for the spiritually hungry.
Underpinning these vetted, sourced, and curated resources is the “spiritual alphabet," 37 practices that are markers of the spiritual life in the world's religious traditions and spiritual paths. It provides a framework for understanding “spiritual literacy,” first introduced with the Brussats’ book Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life. Through their own pioneering work in everyday spirituality, the Brussats have discovered that the spiritual alphabet is a bridge between religions and between religious people and spiritual independents (the "nones"). It also can be a bridge between spirituality and contemporary culture, as well as across political and cultural divides.
The Center for Spirituality & Practice is located in Claremont, CA. In addition to staff offices, it houses a 16,000 volume library of books on spirituality and the world's religions, plus video and audio collections. Visit SpiritualityandPractice.com to learn more about CS&P's values, vision, and mission. For more details about CS&P’s history, read about Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat.
The Center for Spirituality & Practice (CS&P) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing resources for those seeking wisdom and spiritual practices for their daily lives. Its multifaith and interspiritual website is…