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  • Fu Ni Myo Do: Mysterious Path of Not Two November 3, 2014 The New School at Commonweal hosted Zen Priest and Calligrapher Shodo Harada Roshi in September as part of their End-of-Life Conversations series. Michael Lerner talked with the Roshi about death, the condition of fear, and the preciousness of life.
  • Community: Medicine for the Soul October 1, 2014 Community building is one of the goals of Commonweal’s Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (ISHI) programs. When we ask people what they learned in our trainings, one of the most frequent responses is, “I no longer feel I am alone.”
  • Translating Science to the Plate at Stanford September 4, 2014 The Commonweal Healing Kitchens Institute recently completed the second phase of Harnessing the Power of Food, a series of seminars at Stanford University Hospital that is part of Stanford’s Food and Health Initiative.

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  • The New School Event
Dec 06, 2014 , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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From our staff meeting this morning:

Act without doing;
work without effort.
Think of the small as large
and the few as many.
Confront the difficult
while it is still easy;
accomplish the great task
by a series of small acts.

The Master never reaches for the great;
thus she achieves greatness.
When she runs into a difficulty,
she stops and givers herself to it.
She doesn't cling to her own comfort;
thus problems are no problem for her.

--Tao Te Ching (by Stephen Mitchell)

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Some Commonweal staff enjoy one of Rebecca Katz's recipes from the Commonweal Healing Kitchen--you can, too! ...

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