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  • My [not ZEN] Garden

    Gardening engages you mentally, physically and socially.
  • A Place I Call Om. - Creating Your Zen Den

    "Simply put, a Zen Den is an area of your home or office that you have set aside for the purpose of recharging or nurturing your energies; mental, physical and spiritual."
  • Spirituality in the African American Community: The African Origins of 'The Black Church'

    “Buoyed by the spirit of their ancestors they dug deep within themselves to forge a link between the African spirituality of their past and the African American spirituality that was coming to birth. It was African spirituality that helped those forced into slavery to redefine themselves, find unity and express inner strength despite the experience of oppression. African spirituality buffered white slaveholders’ attempts to destroy African cultural identity."
  • Can Mindfulness Meditation "Cure" Me?

    "You will meet it [the future], if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present."
  • Tokonoma: Japanese tradition turned modern style.

    In honor of Bonsai Creek's newest collection Hanging Wall Scrolls I'd like to introduce (or re-introduce) you to the long honored tradition of Tok...
  • A Drop In The Ocean

    "As soon as you have made a thought, laugh at it." - Lao Tzu
  • Meditation in the time of COVID-19

    "So if we’re bored something must be wrong, right?  Wrong!"
  • Meditation in the time of COVID-19

    "Meditation is one of the ways to engage in restorative activities that may provide relief for our immune systems, easing the day-to-day stress of a body constantly trying to protect itself.  The prediction is that this would then lead to healthier aging."
  • Meditation in the time of COVID-19

    "Meditation affords us the able to gradually change our relationship with anxiety, differentiating between what is an irrational episode and what’s true."
  • What's the deal with the Number 108?

    "With all the known associations with the number 108 in the ancient world there have continued to be more discoveries in modern times reinforcing the belief that there is a connection between 108 and the universe."
  • Aromatherapy: Essential Oils. What are they and how do they work?

    "With concerns like the rise of the opioid epidemic people are turning to more holistic and natural alternatives to treat symptoms and conditions that would otherwise be treated by pharmaceutical medications."
  • Mala, Japamala, Yoga Beads: The History, Definition and Uses of the "Prayer Garland"

    "Utilized all around the world in many different shapes, sizes and colors the mala is a powerful tool to be employed in cultivating spiritual energy."