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Contemplative Prayer & Non-Christian Eastern Meditation

Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with author Connie Rossini about the differences between Christian contemplative prayer and non-Christian Eastern meditation.

Topics/Questions Covered in the Show:

  • What are the promised results of non-Christian Eastern meditation?
  • Is is possible that non-Christian Eastern meditation can lead to demonic possession?
  • What is the focus of prayer methods of the East?
  • What does the Vatican say about non-Christian Eastern meditation?
  • Is it wrong to use a method in our approach to prayer?
  • When we begin a prayer routine, should we simply sit back and wait for God to speak to us?
  • authentic contemplative prayer and Eastern non-Christian meditationIs it problematic to concentrate on your breathing during prayer?
  • What role does intention play in meditative prayer?

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The Divine Intimacy Radio Show is a haven of rest and wellspring of spiritual life for those people seeking intimacy with God and the enlightened path of Catholic mystical and ascetical wisdom. Every week our co-hosts Dan Burke and Melissa Elson explore topics related to the interior life and Catholic teaching, including prayer, spiritual direction, meditation, contemplation, and holiness.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of SpiritualDirection.com, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. In 2018, he launched the annual Avila Summit held at Hanceville, Alabama. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband, father of four, and grandfather of one, the President and Chief Operating Officer of EWTN News, Inc., a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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