Spiritual Development

Seeing clearly changes our relationship to things as they are

Besides my work as a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have been a Dharmacharya (Minister) of the Embracing Simplicity Contemplative Order since 2016. Resources in the ministerial role are freely available and listed below. 

Insight Timer

For help with mindfulness, grounding, sleep and reduced anxiety: I have a few recorded meditations on Insight Timer, with plans to offer a weekly LIVE meditation option soon. Visit https://insighttimer.com/revchristie


Deep South Dharma's Online Practice Group


This Buddhist meditation and study group now meets on Mondays at 7PM Central Time. Go here to pick up the Zoom link to join us. In the tradition of Early Buddhist practice, the group is completely free to attend. We don't solicit donations, except on behalf of our once-a-month Guest Teachers. Donations are always optional. 

Deep South Dharma Podcast


For practice support anytime, check out the Deep South Dharma Podcast! Visit Deep South Dharma on Anchor, or subscribe on your favorite platform to access the archives of talks and meditations. 

Articles on Medium


For articles on personal development, parenting, and Buddhism, visit acharyachristinebates.medium.com or medium.com/the-fifth-posture ~ If you don't subscribe, just ask me for a "friend link" to read an article of mine for free.