WHAT IS
THE
SPIRITUAL ARENA?

Where Science and Religion

Meet Common Sense.

". . . work out
your own salvation
with diligence."
- The Buddha's final words


It has been our experience
that when it comes to matters of spirituality, accurate, straightforward, no-nonsense information can be extremely difficult to find.

The modern spiritual landscape overflows with folks who insist they have "The Answers," yet who often disagree with each other about what exactly those answers are.

"If you do not follow the right path,
you will be lost."
- The Buddha

The LiveReal Spiritual Arena,
if we had to narrow it down to a few words,
is basically an open, fun and serious inquiry
into the fundamental questions of life.

The way we see it, it doesn't matter if you're an atheist or some kind of hardcore fundamentalist. Seriously. Because this approach is all about the common ground where real science and religion agree: the search for the truth.

In other words, this is a place
where those individuals who are interested
can meet others, and explore together, answers or "The Answers" or "The Answer"
to the fundamental questions:

Who am I?
Why am I here?
What's it all about?
What am I doing with my life?
Where did I come from, and where am I going?
Is there a way to be free from suffering?
What is the meaning of it all?
What happens at death?
What's the point?
How should I spend my life?

Whatever might lead us to ask these questions -
the quest for meaning in what seems to be a meaningless world,
the desire for clarity and understanding amid a life of confusion and chaos,
the search for straight answers in an age of misinformation, spin, and lies,
the seeming collapse of familiar worldviews and traditions, and what they mean,
the lack of any guiding inner compass for navigating the harsh terrains of modern life,
some deep, un-rational impulse that we can't quite put our finger on . . .

- we sometimes find ourselves pausing,
and quietly wondering what the heck is really going on . . .

- and while "answers" are easy to come by,
and the modern spiritual scene is overflowing with platitudes, truisms, and slogans,
they often don't really seem to do the trick.

And all too often, neither atheism, hardcore fundamentalism, mainstream platitudes, or anything else seem satisfying. They all seems to be missing a piece, or several pieces.

Yet the questions keep coming,
and the need to figure it out never seems to go away.

"Would any one of us
undertake even a journey of a few hundred miles
without knowing why, without having some purpose?
And yet, so many of us live, undertaking not a chance task,
but the great Task of life itself . . .
and yet we ask not why."
- J. J. Van der Leeuw

Many of us feel the need for a practical, no-nonsense, non-dogmatic, self-evident, "see for yourself" approach which appeals to common sense, stands solid under critical scrutiny, and brings forth real, practical, life-tested, street-smarts understanding, and quite possibly, the ability to make sense of it all.

The LiveReal Spiritual Arena
is a headquarters for this exploration.

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in digging deeper . . .

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