Mindfulness

Inspired by the vision of a more awakened and compassionate world, for 38 years the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has pioneered Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction...

Why do we develop our habits? And why are they so difficult to change?

Imagine you could take habits that cause you stress or harm—like procrastinating, smoking, overeating, binge watching, social media addiction, negative thinking,...

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 5-day retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn—internationally known for his...

Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Thervadan monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation,...

In a society where doingness is more encouraged and awarded than beingness, it can be challenging to grasp that in “inaction” there is a great deal of “action” taking place. The slogan of the restless mind is: “Don’t just sit there; do...

About three decades ago I spent a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. It was a very austere life, dedicated to meditation and simplicity. One of the trainings I practiced was to only take one meal a day from the food collected...

Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times?

Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was...

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