Awareness of Breathing Guided Meditation

I am proud to present these words of wisdom from Elana Rosenbaum. Elana is a long-time teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) along with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also one of my fellow authors of I am With You – Love Letters to Cancer Patients. Her essay, “Coping with Cancer” occurs on page 53, and […]

MBSR And Healing

This video is a Google Talk given by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 2007 on MBSR and healing. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the found of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The MBSR program was begun more than thirty years […]

60 Minutes of Mindfulness with Anderson Cooper

The whole world knows by now that there were 60 minutes of mindfulness with Anderson Cooper on television on December 14, 2014. I had a previous engagement, so I knew I could find the 60 Minutes episode online and I found it here: Mindfulness. The show was produced by Denise Schrier Cetta and edited by […]

Backstage Interviews At Wisdom 2.0

Many important teachers at Wisdom 2.0 were asked, “What is wisdom?” Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County, California said that it was bringing about connection. His statement was in line with The Declaration of Interdependence. Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter, said “Wisdom is understanding plus experience.” Daniel Siegel, co-director of the […]

Loving Kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal

It is with great pleasure that I present this Loving Kindness Meditation with Gil Fronsdal. The text is from his book, The Issue at Hand. The book is offered as a gift to the community. It is freely given and available online. I found this to be so instructive that I want to share this […]

A Center of Love and Kindness

Here is a marvelous quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn. He teaches us to establish ourselves as a center of love and kindness. I believe that it was Kristin Neff who found that people looking for mates are more concerned about finding someone who is kind than any other quality, and this is the most important quality […]

Letting Go

These words of wisdom from Lao Tzu talk about letting go. “By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” ~ Lao Tzu This video is the Let Go: Guided Meditation by Lori Granger, […]

Aware of Suffering

Gil Fronsdal wrote the wonderful words of wisdom for us to be aware of suffering in Tricycle Magazine recently. He has been practicing in the Soto Zen and Vipassana traditions since 1985 and guides the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California. I have read many of his articles and met him one day several […]

The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal, Ph. D., is a health psychologist at Stanford University and a senior teacher at The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. In this entertaining video, Dr. McGonigal discusses her book, “The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It” at the Capitola Book […]

Where Happiness Comes From

There have been many articles about where happiness comes from on Meditation Practices over recent months. Happiness is something we seek and some of us are fortunate enough to find every now and then. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that happiness can only be found in the present moment. One of the songs from […]