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Submission Guidelines for Beguine Again: Advent

Submission Guidelines for Beguine Again: Advent

Advent
Soon we will be moving into Advent and I would love to have you all participate! The theme is preparation and the beauty comes from so many voices that chime in with different understandings of what it means. What does preparation mean? To prepare? Is it a lifelong stance? Or is it as straight forward as preparing for the next thing...and the next thing. Is it preparing the earth? Or preparing your soul? What does this time mean to you? Theme: Preparation Items: Photo, poem, essay, collage, story, any creative endeavor! A song? Youtube? Slam poetry! Due date: November 20, 2014 Publication information: Daily during Advent at www.BeguineAgain.com and in a monthly e-zine at the end of Advent Length: An essay should be no longer than about 500 words or so. I’m not a word counting Nazi! Bu...
Roots

Roots

Spirituality
For the Lenten Photo Invitation The Last Installment Two Stories: "The Bodhi Tree" and "The Tree of Life" The Bodhi Tree-from Buddhist Studies Siddhartha remembered meditating under the rose-apple tree when he was a child. "I shall meditate as I did before. Perhaps that is the way to become enlightened." From then on he began to eat daily. Still seeking a way to understand the meaning of life, Siddhartha set out for Buddhagaya. Near a grove, he sat down under a huge Bodhi tree. Silently he vowed, "Even if my flesh and blood were to dry up, leaving only skin and bones, I will not leave this place until I find a way to end all sorrow." He sat there for forty nine days. He was determined to discover the source of all pain and suffering in the world. Mara, the evil one, tried to scare hi...
Far

Far

spiritual practice
For the Lenten Photo Invitation “Time is the longest distance between two places.” ― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and ...