Christian meditation may sound like an uneasy hybrid, but that awkwardness is hiding something important
Is mindfulness always best?
We yearn for silence, yet the less sound there is, the more our thoughts deafen us. How can we still the noise within?
Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I've been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and hard to understand that I just decided it wasn't for me. More recently, I've actually found how simple ...
Although meditation and mindfulness emerged from religious traditions, they can be completely severed from them.
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In Early December, right before I headed off for a one-week silent meditation retreat, I…
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When meditation, finally, worked, the benefits went beyond a newfound empathy for lizards and reassessing one's views regarding weeds.
People visiting silent retreats in a noisy, plugged-in world can stress about how to handle the quiet.
Last night my wife and I watched on of the most moving documentaries we have seen in a long time. It's called The Dhamma Brothers, and I can't recommend it enough. Brief Synopsis (from website) An ...
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