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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 […]

Comer’s theme in this book is that Christians must pursue the “practices of Jesus,”  or the “Way of Jesus,” which are the spiritual disciplines. However, there is no evidence that the spiritual disciplines as taught by Comer and others are taught in Scripture, nor are meditation and prayer modeled in Scripture anything like what is taught by Contemplatives.

These people, practices, and language related to Contemplative teachings are listed due to the increasing influence of the Contemplative Movement. Problems with this movement are multiple and have been addressed […]

For the past two decades, the popularity of what are called the “spiritual disciplines” has grown at a breathless rate. Some in-depth responses are already on this website, so this […]

I have known that many New Age-friendly programs fly under the radar in the schools by coming through as part of SEL (Social Emotional Learning). This allows practices like Mindfulness […]

ASTROLOGY   Q. In Matthew, Chapter 2, weren’t the Magi who came to see Jesus astrologers? Does this mean astrology is okay? What was the star of Bethlehem?   The Magi […]