A Look Into Spiritual Abuse

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A Look Into Spiritual Abuse

 Place of Worship (Photo credit: chiaralily)Religious abuse, also known as spiritual abuse is abuse that people may suffer under the guise of practicing religion. It often manifests as harassment or humiliation, potentially resulting in psychological and/or physical trauma. It may also involve using religion for secular, selfish and/or ideological means, usually to benefit one entity or [...]

A Short Introduction To Buddhist Teachings

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A Short Introduction To Buddhist Teachings

Known as a religion that combines a variety of different recitations and beliefs, Buddhism also encompasses elements of the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama – the Buddha. During the time period spanning the fourth through sixth century the Buddha spread his knowledge throughout many parts of eastern India.Practitioners of Buddhism recognize Buddha as 'an enlightened teacher [...]

The Benefits of a Healthy Spirit

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The Benefits of a Healthy Spirit

In order for many people to have a balanced life, their physical and mental health are only two components of the equation. Having a healthy spiritual life or spiritual connection is just as important for many people. Often times, spiritual health isn't solely about religion, but it can be a connection with a higher being [...]

Ways to Strive for Spiritual Wellness

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Ways to Strive for Spiritual Wellness

With more studies pointing out that people who are religious or spiritual often live longer, happy lives, more people are seeking help with their spiritual wellness.  Whether it is through a traditional religious institution, mediation or other practices, many people are trying to figure out who they can improve their health.  In doing so, they [...]

Mindfulness Training: From Ancient Times to the Modern Day

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Mindfulness Training: From Ancient Times to the Modern Day

Origins Mindfulness training involves developing the specific skills necessary to Buddhism teaches that mindfulness occupies an integral position in one’s life. It constitutes one aspect of the Noble Eightfold Path explained by the Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama. This idea is nearly 2500 years old, yet retains its importance and usefulness in our modern times. The longevity [...]

A Closer Look at Spiritual Awakenings

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A Closer Look at Spiritual Awakenings

Spiritual awakening, often referred to as a religious, spiritual, or mystical experience, is as varied as the individuals who have such experiences. The commonality in all such events is a situation which transcends reality and ultimately gives way to divine contact. Such contact differs from individual to individual. Some explain having seen beatific visions of [...]

What You Should Know about Carmelite Spirituality

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What You Should Know about Carmelite Spirituality

Many people do not even know that there is such a thing as Carmelite spirituality much less understands what is and what it means.  There are many people that seem to be drifting towards these unorthodox beliefs in recent years as more and more people seem to be straying away from traditional forms of organized [...]