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Breaking It Down Visualization is more than using imagination. It is a technique that exploits imagination in the belief that it can bring about a result merely through the imagination […]

The author is a former practitioner of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen meditation for 14 years   Mindfulness is Ubiquitous There is no way to avoid the incessant promotions of […]

The advocacy of mindfulness meditation in secular society continues to get attention. A Washington Post news article (“Meditation and Mindfulness May Give Your Brain a Boost” by Carolyn Butler (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/14/AR2011021405973.html) […]

First published in Midwest Christian Outreach Journal, Volume 20, No. 1, Fall, 2014 Note: Although some Buddhist concepts are explained here, the thrust of the article is to describe the Western […]

Mindfulness is a Buddhist concept and practice, the seventh step of the Eightfold Path. Mindfulness is more than a meditative practice; it is an outlook on life and reality that […]

“We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist and author of “The Miracle of Mindfulness” and other bestsellers   “Be a lamp […]

[Note: The writer formerly practiced Tibetan Buddhist, Zen Buddhist, and Hindu meditation, as well as visualization and psychic techniques taught to her by those deeply involved in those traditions. She […]

The following is an account of a talk and meditation session led by Rev. Thomas Keating in 2005 (Keating died in 2018). This is based on my notes and observations […]