Mindfulness

Addictions—whether to alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, or other behaviors—often stem from a desire to escape our current experience. By bringing awareness to this tendency and relating to our experiences—whether pleasant or unpleasant—with...

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...

In this workshop for parents, teachers, therapists, and others who work with children, Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce mindfulness practice to kids ages 5–12.

In a fun, relaxed atmosphere, you learn easy-to-understand,...

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...

It is not enough that a writer places the best words side by side, or generates lovely images and expressive metaphors. The real art of writing is how we see, and how far we can dip into the deeper levels of knowing. This act of seeing requires...

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...

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