"[M]y 'Buddhist phase' has informed and, I believe, strengthened my understanding and practice of Christianity. And this is not to say that these ideas aren't found within Christianity. Mindfulness, non-attachment, wisdom, practice--these are all found within the bible and Christian tradition. The problem was that my Sunday School training in Christianity never pulled these ideas to the surface. Ironically, it took an exposure to Buddhism to help me find these treasures within my own faith tradition."