Mindfulness Meditation is Now Mainstream

Mindfulness meditation is now mainstream. What began as a small movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s has reached a global community. YouTube has many videos from many people including Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, and many more including The Honest Guys. Here is what they had to say about […]

Meditation Practices: How Do They Affect The Brain?

This Google Talk by Dr. Philippe Goldin of Stanford University is titled, “Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation.” It is about meditation practices: how do they affect the brain? Dr. Goldin spent six years in India and Nepal studying meditation and languages. In his talk, he examined the effect of mindfulness meditation practice on brain function. He […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn Talks On Life “Just As It Is”

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the  Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts. He is famous for creating the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program which is now all over the world. This program teaches people from all walks of life and all religious beliefs a […]

How To Find Joy And Happiness

This video shows us how to find joy and happiness in these words of wisdom. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh says, “There is a little difference between joy and happiness. In joy there is still some excitement. But in happiness you are calmer.” He tells a story which illustrates the difference between joy and happiness. […]

Meditate To Be Your Best Self

In this video, Olivia Rosewood teaches how to meditate to be your best self. She instructs us on how to use mindfulness meditation to watch our thoughts. She teaches us to watch our thoughts, observe them, and let them go – like clouds drifting across the sky. We are not to get involved with our […]

Learn Focusing

In yesterday’s article, we learned an interesting thing about focusing on the body from Dr. Eugene Gendlin. In today’s video, Dr. Eugene Gendlin explains how to learn focusing. There are six steps to focusing: Clearing a Space: How are you? What’s between you and feeling fine? Don’t answer, let what comes in your body do […]

Is Your Teacher Stressed Out?

Is your teacher stressed out? A new study shows that mindfulness meditation training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout. The study was done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by Lisa Flock in the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at UW-Madison’s Waisman Center. CIHM and the Waisman Center are run by Dr. Richie Davidson […]

A Meditation Practice From One Of My Readers

In a chat conversation with one of my readers, I sent her the link to my video of the First Mindfulness Meditation Practice. I am including it here for you to watch as well. Then she replied with this: Wow, it is great. Would do you think about this, I heard that this is very […]

Meditation as Medicine

Dr. Robert Stahl has founded Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses in medical centers around the San Francisco Bay Area. He recently gave a Tech Talk at Google about meditation as medicine in relationship to MBSR. As you can imagine, the lecture was very well attended. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn […]

Mindfulness Meditation Practices in Politics

Did you know that there are now mindfulness meditation practices in politics? These three excerpts should demonstrate this fact. Mindfulness Meditation Practices in Politics 1. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh The first is Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s visit to Stormont. He spoke to members of parliament about reconnecting with their spiritual life to create […]