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The Tree of Contemplative Practices The Tree illustrates some of the contemplative practices currently in use in secular organizational and academic settings. This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. Below the Tree you will find links to descriptions of many of these practices as well as a more in-depth description of the Tree and image files for downloading.  Some of the practices on the tree link to further information–either on our website, or on Wikipedia.

Tree of Contemplative Practices © The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society Concept & design by Maia Duerr; illustration by Carrie Bergman


These are dream symbols helping to interpret what dreams mean. It would be interesting to log dream symbols and see the correlation with each day.

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Stressed after a long workweek? Take a break, find a quiet space, and try some meditation with these ten helpful steps.

This is really really interesting, contains all of the religions of the world. Well, at least most of them.

World of Religion infographic "The National Post‘s graphics department takes a look at how the world’s religions break down.

What a cool graphic, and a reminder of all the incredible ways we can practice spirituality.

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The tree of Contemplative Practices (spiritual wellbeing). Many therapies address areas beyond the mind to include the wellbeing of the Mind, body & Soul. Here are ways we can practice spirituality - through contemplation.

20 Art Therapy Activities You Can Try At Home To Destress

20 Art Therapy Activities You Can Try At Home To Destress

20 Art Therapy Activities You Can Try At Home To Destress-- this picture is an almost exact depiction of my life.

The tree of contemplative practices, On Being

An illustration of contemplative practices showing the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. It certainly opens up one's understanding about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives, non?


Mindfulness tools are scientifically proven to calm down your mind and slow down habitual thinking patterns, those that often lead to insecure, negative thoughts or contribute to low self-esteem. Here's a list of mindfulness techniques.

The best ways to increase your inspiration and achieve greater productivity. Keeps you focused!

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Healthy Living quotes to stay motivated to live well. How to start living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping motivated to live a healthy lifestyle. Tips to keep your healthy living goals on track.

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Mindfulness/Mind-Body Approaches - Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Art Therapy Institute [Add contemplation in Catholic prayer.