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Make time for Meditation: Shambhala, The Sacred Path of the Warrior

This morning, I made time for meditation. The last month has been a whirlwind of new – juggling new responsibilities, new relationships, and new ways life has chosen to challenge me. My prayer and meditation life was challenged in a way that it hasn’t been in a long time. Last night, when talking to one … Continue reading

Be Still And Know…Why the Project Continues

Some people ask how I ended up visiting 61 places of worship when my original commitment was to visit a different place of worship every week. Simple mathematics would mean that I should have visited 52 places of worship. But there were some weeks where there were more than one worship experiences that I wanted … Continue reading

Meditation Is Better Than Drugs

Russell Simmons says that meditation is better than drugs. What do you think? Back in my music industry days, I would spend the majority of my nights getting high and chasing women. As a result, I would often wake up with a stranger in my bed and a toxic haze clouding my mind. I’d seemed … Continue reading

Is Meditation a Religion?

One truth that emerged from my 52 week journey is that meditation is one clear spiritual practice in which I believe. Just saying the word reminds me of my father. He always asked that I try meditation, practice meditation, believe in meditation. This is mostly because we had very similar minds – always ruminating, always turning … Continue reading

In pain? Try meditation

Meditation can help people cope with pain, anxiety and other physical and mental health problems. You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to experience the health benefits of meditation. According to a new study, even a brief crash course in meditative techniques can sharply reduce a person’s sensitivity to pain. In the study, researchers … Continue reading

At End-Of-The Line Prison, An Unlikely Escape: Vipassana Meditation

  Johnny Mack Young, Lawrence Parker and Frederick Jackson attend graduation ceremonies at William E. Donaldson prison in Bessemer, Ala., after completing Vipassana meditation classes. The courses are held four times a year in the prison gymnasium. by Debbie Elliott Deep in the Bible Belt, an ancient Eastern practice is taking root in the unlikeliest … Continue reading

A contemplative, mellow way to worship: Taizé

Taizé has spawned a unique style of worship that has become popular in churches, retreat centres and seminaries throughout the world. The singing of distinctive and much-repeated prayer chants during candlelit prayer services is one of its trademarks. Taizé music highlights simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, repeated or … Continue reading