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Praise for A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness

September 18, 2018 by  
Filed under Avila Institute, Books, Drafts, Mindfulness, Prayer

The work of author Susan Brinkmann to inform faithful Catholics about mindfulness has received an enthusiastic endorsement from a spiritual leader at EWTN. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular but dangerous Eastern meditative practice which is contrary to authentic Christian spirituality. Fr. Paschal Mary, MFVA is Vocation Director for the Missionaries of the Eternal Word and Administrator of the... Read More

Dangerous Mindfulness

Description: Join Dan Burke and Melissa Elson as they speak with Susan Brinkmann about her book A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness to discover the truth about this increasingly popular, but dangerous practice. Topics/Questions covered in the show: Why was it necessary to enlist the help of experts on Eastern religions to write this book? What is mindfulness? Where did it originate? Can the Buddhist... Read More

An Exorcist and a Journalist Explore Eastern Meditation and Mindfulness

Should a Catholic Practice Mindfulness? Eastern meditation techniques are a growing fad to relax and alleviate stress and anxiety.  Some of it has even slipped into corners of the Church presented as something that can co-exist with Catholic spirituality. But according to an exorcist and an author on A Catholic Guide to Mindfulness, such meditations are contrary to the Catholic faith and neither healthy... Read More

Is the Enneagram Something I Should be Involved with?

November 17, 2011 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Enneagram, New Age, PseudoSpirituality

Dear Dan, I have run into the Enneagram in my spiritual direction training. There is something about the approach that doesn't ring true to me but I can't quite put my finger on it. Well, the reason something doesn't ring true about it is that the Holy Spirit is working in you to guide you to truth. My friend Susan Brinkman (over at Women of Grace) has written a post on this that will help you understand... Read More