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November 2014

This Month's Contents: Music video: Glósóli by Sigur Rós | Quote by W. H. Murray | Poem by Hadith Qudsi | Reader Commentary | A New Home for TAT |

Editor's Note
by Heather Saunders

Spiritual Magazine

Do not hesitate.
Act boldly.
It is time to fly.

Welcome to the Forum.


performed by Sigur Rós


"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:

that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!"

~ William Hutchison Murray

by Hadith Qudsi

Take one step towards me, I will take ten steps towards you.
Walk towards me, I will run towards you.

Reader Commentary

I have enjoyed the TAT Forum for many years. Its content has often inspired me to my highest good. I have laughed, really laughed, and yes, I have cried, wordlessly appreciative of some poignancy. Thank you for this.

~ M.S.

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A New Home for TAT Moves Closer to Reality

Last year's essay, A Vision of Home for TAT, lays out this vision:

retreat center· A small piece of property adjoining public lands.

· Space for a live-in caretaker.

· Either a wing on the house large enough for meeting space, or a separate building.

· A cabin for isolation retreats.

· Location within an hour and a half of a major airport.

· A reasonable distance from Columbus, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, and the DC Metro areas.


Our objective is to be of greater service to TAT members and friends by creating a spot on earth where people can do retreats and hold meetings; where the emphasis is on friendship and the search.

Our former home was on Richard Rose’s farm and was a sanctuary for many years, and a crucible. He once told me it was like the desert—where you go to meet God.

We officially kicked-off our fundraising campaign in early February, with a goal of $250,000 and we are now 57% of the way to this goal. Many hands do truly make light work. We've had donations from $10 to $22,000. No amount is too small--or too large. The success of this endeavor depends upon a true community effort.

Here is our appeal:
Lend us your hand in this great endeavor
that will create a benefit for yourselves and others.
Help us to find a new home for TAT.

To make a donation, use the contribution button below.

If you would like to send us a check, please email or call (510-725-5195) for more information. TAT is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational organization and qualifies to receive tax-deductible contributions.

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