Institutions that exist to support spirituality in the western world are in trouble. Membership is in decline; finances are a struggle; programs are difficult to maintain.
Many people affirm that spirituality is an important part of their individual lives. They want to connect with deeper realities and to nurture their awareness of the Divine. But they are reluctant to associate with any formal institutional embodiment of the spiritual path.
What is it that makes spiritual institutions so difficult in our culture?
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