Mindfulness

In the Buddhist tradition, there are three stages on the path of practice: Listening, Reflection, and Practice. The first stage, listening came from the historical setting of the Buddha’s time, when there was no radio, DVDs, or the Internet. The...

In the Buddhist tradition, there are three sublime practices:

The first sublime practice is the generation of a compassionate and loving heart, also known as pure intention. We begin each activity with the positive intention that our...

Omega: Is there a poem that inspired you to be a poet?

Mark: The poetry of Pablo Neruda really inspired me. When I first read his work, I felt like, “I must belong to this tribe.” My oldest friend, Robert...

In 2014 Rev. Veronica Valles started teaching the tools to breathe, focus, and learn about self-efficacy to a first-grade class at Alex Sanger Elementary in Dallas, Texas. She practiced with those students for the entire school year...

Can we reason with an upset mind? Mindfulness requires brain and emotional regulation, as Bessel van der Kolk explains, and these skills can be taught young.

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More than four decades is a long time to be engaged in one activity. Have I managed to do meditation every day no matter what? No. Have I often experienced states of bliss that kept me going? No. Did my knees hurt? Yes. Did my shoulders ache? Yes...

Formal seated meditation is one way to develop mindfulness. But it’s not the only way.

Therapeutic Rhythm and Mindfulness (TRM™) integrates group drumming, music making, and imagery with mindfulness and reflection practices to create a fun...

About 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety. In this intensive 5-day workshop, mental health professionals learn the practical application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a way to transform and alleviate the suffering...

When we think about the past, we often feel yearning or regret. Mindfulness—sometimes referred to as meditation in action—helps us live in the present moment, where trauma, loss, and illness can be transformed with kindness and love.

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