Stress Reduction with Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn founded Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts more than 30 years ago. Thousands of people have been through the program and the results are very positive. The program consists of yoga exercises and stress reduction with mindfulness. There is no mention of Buddhism. Initially, the program was directed towards […]

Moment To Moment Non-Judgmental Awareness

In this video, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn explains why the cultivation of moment to moment non-judgmental awareness can be a powerful antidote to worry, fear or depression. This is his definition of mindfulness. It is cultivated by paying attention as if you life depended upon it. He says that “We have to remember that we are only alive […]

Many Types of Mindfulness Meditation

In this article, I am going to review Dr. Philippe Goldin‘s Google Talk from March 1, 2008. I have already posted the video as Meditation Practices: How Do They Affect The Brain? My purpose in this article is to extract one of the slides from the video and expand on it from the point of view […]

What Is The Difference Between Ill-being And Well-being?

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (affectionately known as Thay to his followers) talks about the four noble truths of the Buddha in a way that is easy to understand. He uses the concepts of ill-being and well-being. What is the difference between ill-being and well-being? He teaches that the first noble truth is the fact of […]

Mindfulness Can Help Reduce Stress

Here is another excerpt from The Science of Consciousness in which Amishi Jha explains how mindfulness can help reduce stress. She responds to Jon Kabat-Zinn‘s definition of mindfulness: “Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way on purpose in the present moment non-judgmentally.” The first element of mindfulness in dealing with stress is the attention factor. […]

Meditation Practices Could Change Everything

Flynn Coleman, a yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher says in her recent Huffington Post article that meditation practices could change everything. Flynn is the founder of Samya Practice, an organization offering seminars, workshops and consulting to businesses, groups and individuals seeking balance and transformation. In addition, she gives back to the local and global community […]

Thich Nhat Hanh at Google

In September, 2011, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh made an unprecedented visit to Google, along with his monks and nuns. Thich Nhat Hanh at Google is a rare event and he conducted a half day of mindfulness. In 2013, he led a whole day of mindfulness. Chade-Meng Tan is Google’s “jolly good fellow!” Here is […]

Interview With One Of My Mentors

This online interview with one of my mentors inspired me to share it with you, my readers. I have decided to withhold the name of my mentor for the time being. This is quite different from all of my other posts, so please have a little patience. Interview With One Of My Mentors The text […]

Meditation Practices To Develop Mind Strength

When you first begin an exercise routine at the gym, you use small weights or slower speeds until you build up your strength. The same is true in meditation practices to develop mind strength. You begin with easy practices like mindfulness of breathing or walking meditation and develop these into deeper, more rewarding experiences. Dr. […]

Meditation Practices Are Linked to Increased Intelligence

A recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle from reported that meditation practices are linked to increased intelligence. If you have already recognized that the benefits of meditation practices are great in number, this should come as no surprise to you. Meditation Practices Are Linked to Increased Intelligence Recent research conducted at the UCLA […]