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Is there value in Buddhist meditation for people of other faiths?


What is the value in Buddhist meditation for people of other religions, such as Christianity? Can it be combined with Christian spiritual practices?

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William E Krill Jr (krillco) says

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Merton developed Centering Prayer, a form of Christian contemplation, first taught to Catholics, now used by protestants as well, adapted from Zen meditation.

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M. T. Dremer says

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    yes - and stilling the mind is just the beginning. Then we let it blossom!

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Rema T V (remaniki) says

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    I agree with everything except your last phrase. Many people have blind faiths. But there are adherents of every religion who are not blind, and, speaking from my own experience, 30 years of Zen practice is as likely to deepen faith as to lessen it.

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    Sid Kemp (SidKemp) 4 years ago

    Some Buddhist meditation (particularly from Tibet) involves visualization. Zen does not do visualization at all, we simply are aware of what is.

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