“In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. it is a serene encounter with reality.”
Thich Nhat Hahn
Below are the recordings for MBSR and other resources to use in your journey towards mindful living.
“You never know what’s around the corner. It could be everything. Or it could be nothing. You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.”
― Tom Hiddleston
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Mindful Movement 1
Mindful Movement 2
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
One of the deepest expressions of suffering is self aversion, a part of what Tara Brach calls in Radical Acceptance the “the trance of unworthiness.” Drawing on the wisdom of Buddhist teachings, illustrative stories and the transformative power of meditation, Tara guides us in healing the shame and fear that bind our hearts.
Wherever you Go, There you Are: Mindfulness Mediations in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book’s 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.
Stop Breathe Think
With this app, you can develop and apply kindness and compassion in your daily life through a process called STOP, BREATHE & THINK:
STOP Stop what you are doing. Check in with what you are thinking, and how you are feeling.
BREATHE Practice mindful breathing to create space between your thoughts, emotions and reactions.
THINK Learn to broaden your perspective and strengthen your force field of peace and calm by practicing one of the meditations.
Insight Timer will time your meditation with a bell to begin and end your sit. Another great feature is seeing a real-time world map that displays everyone across the globe meditating at the same time. You can also join groups based on mindfulness traditions, location, and interests, or create your own group and invite “friends”. This is a simple, elegant app that will support your meditation, keep you motivated, and connect you with the worldwide community of mindfulness meditators. Free.
“What you resist, persists.” Notice how quickly our peace can disappear when we resist a discomfort. What if you changed your perspective of that discomfort/annoyance/problem/concern? Watch this video to see how the samurai works with his aversion.
All It Takes is 10 Minutes a Day by Andy Puddicombe
When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that, refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)
Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe wants to make meditation accessible to everybody for a happier, healthier you.
Play 3 Minute Breathing Space
Try this three minute breathing space meditation.
Conflict, No Conflict by Gil Fronsdal
Mindfulness is the characteristic that allows us to see where our attention lands. Rather than getting caught in our story, can we just have the experience? Gil Fronsdal elaborates on how we can practice this.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins, yet adaptable to the current world. The center provides a bridge between study and practice, between scholarly understanding and meditative insight. It encourages engagement with the tradition in a spirit of genuine inquiry.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Spirit Rock Meditation Center, located in Woodacre, California, is a spiritual, education, and training institution dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the Theravada tradition. The practice of mindful awareness, called Vipassana, is at the heart of all the activities at Spirit Rock. They provide silent meditation retreats, as well as classes, trainings, and Dharma study opportunities for new and experienced students from diverse backgrounds with a willingness to develop their own practice.
Through the practice of mindfulness and insight meditation, Spirit Rock helps individuals find peace, compassion, and wisdom, and supports everyone in taking those qualities into the world.