Individual Religious and Spiritual Practices

  • James M. Nelson

In the last chapter, we examined communal aspects of religious and spiritualpractice. In this chapter, we will look at practices that are more individual in theirorientation, although as we shall see they have communal aspects as well. In particular,we will look at the practices of prayer and meditation, as well as asceticor lifestyle practices that support these spiritual disciplines.


Mindfulness Meditation Spiritual Practice Individual Religious Transcendental Meditation Buddhist Meditation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • James M. Nelson
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyValparaiso UniversityValparaisoUSA

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