How is Eastern (non-Christian) meditation different from the Catholic tradition of prayer? The posts below discuss theses differences and the problems that can result when Christians practice Buddhist, Hindu, or New Age exercises. My perspective comes from the doctors of the Church and the Magisterium itself.
For an in-depth discussion of Centering Prayer, visit my other blog, Is Centering Prayer Catholic?, particularly the Quick Questions page. I have also written a book with the same title.
Did Teresa of Avila Teach Centering Prayer?
Common Errors of Centering Prayer Practitioners
Centering Prayer’s Errors About God
Facts, Faith, and Contemplative Knowledge
Seeking God with John of the Cross
God’s Innermost Secret Revealed
Themes from the Spiritual Canticle
John of the Cross and the Contemplative Life
Mindfulness is the New Centering Prayer
Is Mindfulness Catholic?
You Can Be Holy Today
Spain’s Bishops Reject Mindfulness
What is Contemplation? (Part 2)
Mixing Catholic and Eastern Spirituality
Christian Prayer is Much More than Eastern Meditation
Yoga, Centering Prayer, and Mindfulness (Part 1)
Yoga, Centering Prayer and Mindfulness (Part 2)
Should We Sit Silently During Prayer (Part 1 of 3)
Teresa of Avila on Silence in Prayer (Part 2 of 3)
The Silence of Detachment (Part 3 of 3)
To Pray is Human
Detachment and the Will of God
Temperaments, Astrology, and the Enneagram
On Words and Scandal
Nature, Grace, and “Nada”