Brittany Chavers

history of meditation

History of Meditation

Meditation, also referred to as mindfulness, is an ancient practice that has existed since human beings could master the art of concentration. The act itself evokes the soul and quiets the part of the brain that is hyper-focused on the physical aspect of being alive. People are often focused on what will happen or what […]

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Shintoism 101

Shinto or Shintoism is a polytheistic religion that has existed before the 5th Century in prehistoric Japan. Although it only has five million official followers that claim the religion there are 110 million people in Japan who take part in Shinto based rituals and worship. Shinto has no holy book, no origin story, no organized

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Islam 101

Islam is a religion that has existed and thrived since it originated in 7th century CE. Today, this religion has about two billion followers and is the second most popular belief system in the world. It is also the youngest of the major religions and has the fastest-growing following. Islam is a religion that guides

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Confucianism 101

Confucianism is a religion that is practiced mostly in China, Korea, Vietnam, and Taiwan. They’re 6,000,000 people in the world who have faith in the philosophical and religious beliefs that originated in ancient China. Confucianism is a religion of civility because of the emphasis on morality. Ethics and education intersect within Confucianism with the sole

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Taoism 101

Taoism is an ancient philosophical religion that originated in China 2000 years ago. Its origin and beliefs can be found in various periods and social circles throughout China between the 4th century BCE and until it gains popularity during the Yuan dynasty in the 13th and 14th centuries. “The Tao that can be told is

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Hinduism 101

Hinduism is the world’s third-largest religion with 1 billion followers. It is also the world’s oldest ongoing religion with traces and roots dating back to 1500 BC. These factors alone make Hindu faith tricky to define. Hinduism is an entire culture of various traditions, different beliefs, and ideas on spirituality. The main concepts in this

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