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Spiritual Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic

 

An index of resources posted each day on the Spirituality & Practice homepage — practices, readings, films, quotes, and more to help you navigate these times.

The vast resources of the spiritual and religious traditions offer us sustenance and inspiration during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Spirituality & Practice Team is recommending one of these resources on our homepage each day. This index, which is being updated daily, lists three foundational resources, followed by links to the daily posts organized by category.

 

Spiritual Practices for the Coronavirus Pandemic provides links to spiritual practices to disarm fear and uncertainty, use while taking preventative measures, handle social distancing and quarantine, be present with illness, and sustain hope.

 

 

E-Courses to Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic lists S&P programs available on-demand that will help you learn how to handle difficulties, stay healthy, and develop your contemplative practice. The e-courses have been developed by well-known spiritual teachers and their already reasonable fees are now discounted by 30%.

 

 

The Spiritual Literacy Film Series consists of 26 half-hour films which will inspire and comfort you during the pandemic. Use films on such spiritual qualities as compassion, gratitude, and wonder for meditation and reflection. Each is available to stream as a video-on-demand for $1.99 to rent or $5.95 to purchase.

 

 

Spiritual Practices

The Spiritual Value of Repetition and Routine by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
As many of us are sheltering-in-place, we are establishing new daily routines. This is a good time to incorporate practices into our spiritual lives that involve repetition of prayers, mantras, or special activities.

Movies

Beasts of the Southern Wild directed by Benh Zeitlin
Six-year-old Hushpuppy faces the difficulties of poverty and climate change and proves she knows how to be a survivor. Our gallery shares her lessons, many of which also apply to how we can deal with the pandemic.

Cast Away directed by Robert Zemeckis
Tom Hanks stars as a FedEx employee stranded on a deserted island. He models creative ways to handle being isolated from people while keeping his spirits up.

Readings

An Excerpt from You Are Here by Thich Nhat Hahn
Every moment, even in the midst of a pandemic, can be a wonderful moment, once we free ourselves from preoccupations about the past and the future and settle into the present.

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