Joe Niemiec

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The Rev. Joe Niemiec Jr. began his spiritual quest in 1986 when he walked out of a Houston jail and was struck by the realization that his life was in shambles. He began his quest for ‘getting back on track’ with 12 step programs, followed by learning and practicing meditation with a local Redding, California, teacher.

Step out of the ‘masquerade’

In the Christian tradition it is called the Christ Consciousness. In the Buddhist tradition it is called the Buddha Nature. Whatever the name, there is a pureness that resides within each of us waiting to be discovered.

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Politics & Religion

I am watching this year’s presidential campaign, as well as others, with much curiosity. It seems that the attack ads and outright slander equals anything that President Nixon might have done.

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God sounds like anyone speaking from their heart

Many years ago I was sitting in the high mountains of the Trinity Alps (CA) and heard a train coming through. After a few minutes I realized it was the sound of the wind in the trees. I had come home. I was once more in the woods, alone under the night sky; thus began my conscious spiritual journey.

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