What is the Church’s position on meditation?

Father Guidalberto Bormolini has clarified in his latest book Is it something too oriental and un-Christian, or does the Church share the practice of meditation? A very complex question that he tried to answer Father Guidalberto Bormolini, religious of the “Prayer rebuilders“, in the book “The Art of Meditation” (Ponte delle Grazie). What is Meditation? … Read more

Cannabis: sacred plant for meditation and…

There are those who smoke pipes and those who instead have a consideration of cannabis like master planta powerful entheogen that should be approached with sacredness and respect. And then there’s everything in between, with a more or less conscious spiritual use of the plant. The modern problem of the use of drugs, perhaps, is … Read more

Meditation and yoga among sausages and cabbage: this is how the arrival of a Hindu community has revitalized a town of 40 inhabitants

Swami Satyananda Saraswati and Manolo are fifth. One is a Hindu teacher of international prestige; the other, a man from Zamora with strong hands for the slaughter. Both are 67 years old and live in Brandilanes (Zamora, 40 inhabitants), a village near the border with Portugal that is doubling its population thanks to dozens of … Read more

Spirituality helps health: this is how meditation and kindness change our DNA

There spirituality is good for healthscience says so. Mental and physical health therefore go hand in hand: cultivating “an active inner life” by seeking forgiveness, compassion, altruism and kindness increases well-being and has positive effects on health. It is the topic of the Conference ‘Spirituality and Science: the last frontier of health’ which was held … Read more

Science, Consciousness and Presence: Meditation on Participation in the Fez Festival of Sufi Culture

Written by Abd-al-Wadoud Gouraud and Abd-al-Haqq Guiderdoni | Monday, November 21, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. © Fez Festival of Sufi Culture We both had the honor of being invited, as representatives of the Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IHEI), to the Fez Festival of Sufi Culture, which took place from October 22 to 29 on … Read more

How can mindfulness meditation nurture spiritual life?

Mindfulness meditation (MBM) has become widely available in recent years. It penetrates schools, the world of work, parliamentary assemblies… The reactions are varied among Christians. Some, in search of inner peace, are tempted to substitute it for their time of prayer. Others, on the contrary, fearing that it masks a Buddhist proselytism, reject it. Pascal … Read more

Meditation: definition, different types, benefits, meditation in practice

Published on 05/11/2022 at 00:01 Updated 05/11/2022 at 00:01 in collaboration with Catherine Muzellec (psychomotrician and mindfulness meditation instructor) A thousand-year-old Eastern tradition, meditation comes in many variations, and has been a real craze in the West for several decades. What are the different types? What are its benefits ? How to practice it? What … Read more

Spirituality: meditation, a way to enter into rest

How do we respond spiritually to the restlessness and fatigue of modern times? How to trace a path to rest when everything around us promotes curiosity and insatiability, permanent mobility and performance, generating an unprecedented level of stress. “We have come to a point in history where stress has become universal and a very serious … Read more