What is a Mindfulness Break™?

If you have every worked for an employer, you probably had a lunch break. If you are a coffee drinker, you are accustomed to taking a coffee break. And if you are still addicted to smoking, you probably take a cigarette break once in a while at work. So, what if you could take a […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn On Mindfulness In Healing

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke last year (in 2011) at Dartmouth College. The topic of his speech is “The Healing Power of Mindfulness.” Some of the ways we use our minds includes worry about things that haven’t happened yet and planning what will happen next. He said, “In this moment, your life is just like this!” Recent […]

Ceremony and Ritual Creates Mindfulness

In this video from Super Soul Sunday, Oprah Winfrey interviews Mariel Hemingway and her soul mate, Bobby Williams. They are discussing their new book, Running with Nature: Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live. Mariel, says, “I think ceremony and ritual creates mindfulness.” I’m all in favor of anything that creates mindfulness! She […]

Can A Few People Make A Difference?

Can a few people make a difference? Yes they can! Four people, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Martin Luther King,  Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler did make a difference. These four superheros of peace used the five powers of faith, diligence, mindfulness, concentration, and insight to change the course of history during the […]

6 Mindfulness Practices For The Holidays

Below are 6 mindfulness practices for the holidays that will help alleviate anxiety, stress, and loneliness. So says Dr. Emma Seppala, the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. A link on the CCARE website led to Emma’s article on Psychology Today titled, 6 Quick and […]

The Perfection Of Concentration

The perfection of concentration is the next paramita in the series of articles on the six paramitas taught by the Buddha. Paramita is a Sanskrit word meaning “crossing to the other shore.” By practicing the paramitas of generosity, ethics, patience, diligence, concentration, and wisdom, we cross over to the other shore from ill-being to well-being, […]

Cosmology And Buddhist Thought – The Book!

Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson JUST RELEASED Do the modern science of cosmology and ancient Buddhist thought have anything in common? Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Dr. Jerome Freedman try to answer this question in a conversation that took place in New York in May, 2011. Dr. Tyson is […]

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 […]

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