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Online Courses on Mindfulness

Here are some online courses on mindfulness:

Robert Wright: Buddhism and Modern Psychology (Coursera)

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The Sacred Pause

We live in a world that has become very busy, too busy. To meet all of the perceived demands on us, we have been multitasking our lives away. We slip into an autopilot mode — unconsciously jumping from one activity to another. The meditative practices of the world remind us to take time to […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Mindfulness|Comments Off on The Sacred Pause

Keep the Beginner’s Mind

In his book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki wrote: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” One of the practices of mindfulness is to keep an open mind, like the mind of a child. This allows us to see things clearly — just as they are […]

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Self-compassion

Ideally, one of the things that we learn from our parents is empathy and compassion for others, and fortunately many of us do. But another developmental accomplishment is the achievement of self-compassion. This, by comparison, is something that many of us continue to struggle with in adulthood. We’re never taught how to befriend and […]

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Emotional Acceptance

Resources

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach (Book)

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Embracing Your Imperfect Self

There are many painful existential realities that we have to come to terms with throughout our lives. Perhaps none is more painful than the reality of imperfection. Like it or not, the world is imperfect. Like it or not, our family and friends, and our relationships with them, are imperfect. And like it or […]

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Podcasts on Mindfulness

Here are some wonderful podcasts on mindfulness:

Gil Fronsdal (all episodes)
Waking Up Podcast: Is Buddhism True? (Robert Wright and Sam Harris)

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Videos on Mindfulness

Here are some helpful videos on mindfulness and the traditions from which it springs:

Joseph Goldstein and Robert Wright: Interview (2003)
Joseph Goldstein and Robert Wright: Interview (2014)
Sharon Salzberg and Robert Wright: Interview (2003)

Additionally, here are some guided meditations:

Big Mind Meditation by Joseph Goldstein

 

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Books on Mindfulness

Here is a list of recommendations for books on mindfulness. (Note: Most of them come from the Buddhist tradition.)

Tara Brach: Radical Acceptance
Pema Chodron: Comfortable With Uncertainty
Pema Chodron: Start Where You Are
Pema Chordon: The Places That Scare You
Pema Chodron: When Things Fall Apart
Thich Nhat Hanh: Peace is Every Step
Shunryu […]

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the cognitive ability to be aware of what is happening in the here-and-now without judgment or attachment to any particular outcome (Nopoli, Krech, Holley, 2005).

Research has shown mindfulness to be associated with relaxation (Benson, 1975) and stress reduction (Kabat-Zinn, 1990). Further, meta-analyses suggest that mindfulness techniques may help a broad range of […]

By |May 16th, 2017|Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Mindfulness