Newsletters: twice a month sharing videos, articles, meditations and schedule updates
Meditation: Spacious Awareness, Loving Kindness, with Soft Bell Tones, by Teja Bell (32:00).
Meditation; Meditate with Roshi Joan Halifax in the Mountains (10:02).
Meditation: Coming Back to Yourself (3:01) by Denise Dempsey.
Meditation: Simplicity of Presence (23:30) by Tara Brach
2-Minute Meditation by Denise Dempsey.
Handling Anxiety Meditation.
Meditation: "RAIN" Meditation, by Josh Korda (37:00 but actually begins at 8:57)
Guided Meditation: Lake Meditation, by Jon Kabat-Zinn (8:55)
Guided Meditation by Oren J. Sofer, Reclaiming Love (14:40).
Awareness of Breathing Meditation by Denise Dempsey (8:44).
New Body Scan Meditation by Denise Dempsey (40:00).
Guided Meditation with a theme of nourishing gratitude (7:54).
Meditation: Residing at the Center of our Own Being (9:08) by Denise Dempsey.
Tonglen meditation by Pema Chodron (11:04).
Guided Meditation: Self-Compassion Break (12:21) by Chris Germer.
Meditation: Preferring the Breath by Denise Dempsey (11:12).
Concentration Meditation by Gil Fronsdale (12:01.)
Shinzen Young "See, Hear, Feel" meditation.
The breath and body as trusted allies for meditation.
Loving kindness meditationlGuided Meditation: Coffee and Tea Drinking Meditation by Spire
Guided Meditation: Just Meditate with Joseph Goldstein
Guided Meditation from the heart of an MBSR retreat
"Just This Breath" by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Joseph Goldstein Guided Meditation
Mindfulness; Guided Breath Meditation by Thanissaro Bhikkhu
More video suggestions in the archived newsletters.
Jon Kabat-Zinn Videos on Youtube
Forget Big Change, Start with a Tiny Habit (17:23) by Stanford researcher BJ Fogg. Do you have a positive behavior you’d like to make automatic? Maybe like a daily meditation practice? Start with 30 seconds a day.
Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment (10:09): Mind wandering is a greater predictor of unhappiness than any particular task. Find some extra incentive for mindfulness practice in this inspiring talk by Matt Killingsworth.
A Feast of Mindfulness: Chef’s Table, mini-documentaries on world renown chefs and their astounding creativity and vision. Streamable on Netflix, try Season 2, episode 1 (or watch it here) where American chef Grant Achatz “wows diners with mystery, emotion and magic just as much as he does with flavor and beauty.”
Does your brain need a vacation from information overload? In Taming Your Wandering Mind (18:36), Amishi Jha gives compelling real life examples of why practices like attention training (meditation) are invaluable for helping the mind become a trusted ally and guide, rather than adversary.
Additional Article Suggestions can be found in the archived newsletters.
Forbes Magazine: type mindfulness into the search box on the magazine’s home page and see how many articles come up! For example, this one: How Generations Meditate On Mindfulness (which gives a nod to a recent UC Davis study.)
Why is it that maintaining a long term meditation practice can be so challenging? In Confessions of a Bad Meditator, researcher Christine Carter writes about what she's learned about herself as being meditation-avoidant.
The New York Times printed some quality information here about how to meditate. In particular, the six-steps they list for how to practice mindfulness meditation describes how to practice. Looking for simple guidelines for what to keep in mind? This is it.
Barry Boyce, Mindful magazine editor, writes about the communal meditation experience with touching depth: "The simple thought we’re in this together makes it a human, communal thing, rather than an abstract internal pursuit." Read The Benefit of Meditating Alone Together here.
More talks are suggested in the archived newsletters.
Want to Be Happier? Stay in the Moment It's been shown that people are happiest when they are immersed in the moment - no matter what that might be. Find added inspiration in this talk by Matt Killingsworth.
Fifty Ways for Deepening Daily Life Practice (59:23) by Donald Rothberg. Great ideas for how to integrate more mindfulness, wisdom, compassion, and effective action into all aspects of your life.
Making hard decisions is never easy, but philosopher Ruth Chang offers perspective and a five step process to help. Listen to How Can Making Hard Choices Empower Us (14:37.)
Not just for science nerds - this podcast episode is an accessible - and fascinating - view into the world of Science Vs..... Meditation.
Just This Breath (10:28) by Thanissaro Bikkhu. "Don't tell yourself that you have a whole hour to sit here. Just tell yourself you've got this breath. This breath coming in. This breath going out. That's all there is is, this breath."
Guided Meditation on the Breath, With Guided Exit (40:00) by Thanissaro Bhikku. His guidance is refreshing and somewhat unique with a variety of suggestions for how to stay connected with the breath -- while also staying connected with the body.
Just Meditate: One-off Guided Meditations to fit into your day from the 10% Happier Website - from some of the world's best living meditation teachers.
Here's a link to a short meditation (5:00) by Joseph Goldstein called "Just Meditate." From the 10% Happier page of meditations. Enjoy!
Relaxation-Forest-Nature Sounds-Birds Singing (8:16:58) This gem of a video offers a view of a forest and peaceful soundscape (recorded live) that can help you create a calming nature environment wherever you are.
Notable and Popular Meditation Related Apps:
Talks by various meditation teachers at retreat centers
DharmaSeed - a database with thousands of talks by Buddhist teachers (there is also an iPhone app)
AudioDharma app - talks from Insight Meditation Center (there is also an app)
Special Opportunity: Camino de Santiago, Spain An Intentional Journey - With Pam Cordano, MFT and Patti Wiley, Ph.D. Details here