How to Meditate with Music (and should you?)
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Personally, I love meditating with music (in certain situations). Few things are more effective for bringing an immediate sense of calm. But which music works best for meditation? Should meditation technically be done without music? All great questions, which I will do my best to answer. I’ll assume that you already know how to meditate […]

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Best Mindfulness Meditation Resources

There are so many great meditation, mindfulness, and spiritual resources out there, including teachers, email newsletters (my personal favorite), Youtube channels, blogs, courses, books, retreats, and temples. What are the best mindfulness meditation resources out there? Well, the internet is a big place so I can only share from my personal experience. In this list […]

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How to Become Enlightened through Buddhist Meditation
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“The potential for human wholeness – or in other frames of reference, enlightenment, salvation, transformation, blessedness, nirvana – is present in every human person.” Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Heart Maybe you’re here because you’re curious (or skeptical!) about what enlightenment is and how to get there. Is enlightenment real and beneficial, or is it some […]

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Spiritual Meditation for Beginners
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Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul. Marcus Aurelius My journey of studying spirituality has been a doozie. I came from a family of pastors, rebelled, hit rock bottom in 2010, then dedicated my life to wisdom. After studying Christian mysticism, contemplative prayer, neurotheology, Dzogchen Buddhism, and […]

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How to Become One with God

Becoming one with God is an interesting topic that has two parts (at least): What does becoming one with God mean, exactly? How do we “achieve” that? I am coming at this as a fairly progressive Christian. So if that’s going to offend you, this may not be the article for you. The theology of […]

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Prayer to Become a Better Person
Can Meditation & Prayer Make Me a Better Person?

So you’re wondering how to pray in order to become a better person. Maybe you’re not happy with who you are or your results in life, to some degree. Maybe you’re tired of pushing people away, alienating people, sabotaging relationships, or sabotaging your career.  I’ve been there. When I was 23, I was unhappy with […]

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