Mindfulness

Koans represent the sayings and doings of Zen masters and their friends and students, as collected many centuries ago. Koan (Japanese) literally means "public case" (as in a legal precedent), and these ancient cases continue to have...

The GPS in my car never gets mad at me, no matter how many times I turn to avoid the torn-up street she has recommended. She just says, "Recalculating,” and directs me to turn right, and then right again, until I am back where she wanted me—on...

Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror...

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an innovative group program designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression. Based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, and Mark Williams, and...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) emphasizes that the ultimate meditation practice is life itself and how we are in relationship to it moment by moment.

In this 3-day, extended hours, mini-retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn—...

The “Jewel in the Lotus” is the translation of the universal compassion mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum.” While it has many meanings, one explanation of its symbolism is that compassion arises when the jewel of the mind rests in the lotus of the heart...

How do you typically react to difficulties in life, such as work stress, rejection, physical problems, or financial hardship? Do you instinctively fight uncomfortable experiences or find fault in yourself when things go wrong? What if, instead,...

Yoga is the practice of being intimate with our moment-to-moment experience. But do you ever wonder how you can bring what happens in your practice from the mat into your daily life?

Michael Stone brings traditional teachings together with...

Research shows that mindfulness practices can decrease stress, anxiety, and depression in children, while improving emotional regulation, ability to focus, and social relations—all proven contributors to academic achievement. With mindfulness,...

What: During nature meditation, you focus on one or more of the following: the sights, sounds, smells, or even the taste or feel of nature. Although nature meditation is typically performed outdoors, there are also nature-themed...

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