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What a great topic for discussion! I'll do my best to explain meditation, as I understand it, from a yogic perspective, where (as was mentioned above) Meditation (dhyana) differs from contemplation and concentration (dharana).   Looking at what Patanjali's Yoga Sutra has to say, the last four rungs/steps/limbs of Ashtanga Yoga ("the eightfold path")  are prathyahara (sense withdrawl), dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (absorbtion--and it...
  In my experience and (limited) knowledge, mainline protestants do not tend to be dispensationalists. My husband and I attended a Lutheran church during the first year we were married, and I remember discussing this specifically with our minister (it was important to us that our church not adhere to dispensationalism). Additionally, one of the best criticisms I've read regarding this doctrine was in Barbara Rossing's "The Rapture Exposed"--Rossing is a Lutheran...
  magstphil,   Though nothing can replace a live class, the podcast that I linked to above (Hillary Rubin) is taught by a certified Anusara teacher, as this this one: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/elsies-yoga-class-live-unplugged/id181891173   Yogaglo also has some great classes taught by Elena Brower (another amazing Anusarian!) but those are not free.   I'm in a similar predicament! I've been going into New York or New Jersey (I'm in a very rural part of Eastern...
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I've heard good things about this book http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Brian-Wildsmith/dp/0802852122  
Maybe this doesn't even need to be said,  and of course no one should go into a marriage thinking "oh, I'll just get it annulled" but it is something that gets overlooked alot in the Catholic/Divorce discussion. Many--if not a good majority even of the adults in my RC church growing up (my father included) were on second marriages (and were married in the Catholic church) after being married in the church once before and having them annulled. In fact, the good majority...
If you want a guided practice outside of class, how about podcasts (Hillary Rubin's is great: http://hillarysyogapractice.wordpress.com/ she hasn't updated in a while, but there's 71 different practices to choose from right now) or audio CDs (John  Friend and Shiva Rea both have some excellent ones).
  I can highly recommend Eknath Easwaran's translation and commentary of the Bhagavad Gita (http://www.amazon.com/Bhagavad-Gita-Classics-Indian-Spirituality/dp/1586380192/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293767903&sr=8-1)   Swami Rama's Translation and commentary--"Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita" [http://www.amazon.com/Perennial-Psychology-Bhagavad-Gita-Rama/dp/0893890901/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293767960&sr=8-1-spell] is very good too, though not quite as...
Take this with a grain of salt because my DH started college about 11 years ago, but he was homeschooled and basically dropped out when he was 15. He's very bright but was sick of doing structured lessons. His mother, busy HSing the younger kids agreed. When he was 20, he decided he wanted to attend college and got his GED so he could. He went to community college, initially, he took a lot of remedial classes and took advantage of all of the tutoring available (He was 21...
I mentioned this in the other thread, but this is how my mother feels as well (additionally, she actually is very allergic to wine). My mother is an extremely devout Catholic (I don't think she's ever missed a Sunday mass or holy day of obligation  in her entire life). I've never met anyone else who refrains from taking the wine for this reason (though a communal cup doesn't really bother me, I think it's a perfectly sound reason to abstain).
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