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For many young people, drug use and experimentation is a rite of passage of sorts. However, experimenting with drugs and alcohol is far from harmless, and can often result in lifelong...

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A Day of Praise

The extremely spiritual and religious blogger, Bethie, shares her views with the world.
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A spirituality site for all denominations, faiths and beliefs, including extensive resources, articles, links, advice, communities and news linked to your path.
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BuddhaNet has free audio-guided meditations on five core Buddhist practices, including techniques for children, instructions, guided techniques, power-point presentations and a list of centers for further practice.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:16 PM EST more »


Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

A leading site for contemplative practices, the Center for Contemplative in Society is a nonprofit organization that works to create for you a more compassionate and reflective society through yoga, meditation, prayer and other arts.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:15 PM EST more »



A visual, quirky interactive Zen guide—with a dash of light humor. Make sure you click on the monk with the buzzing fly.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:18 PM EST more »



The Omega Institute brings you America’s largest list of spiritual workshops and teachers with more than 700 workshops a year. Check out their on-line catalogue, see what excites you and track that teacher down.
Posted: 03/11/2008 04:11 PM EST more »



Here is a large, free listing of text-meditation techniques, including two techniques for your healing.
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