Meditation

A Way Cool Mindfulness Aid: Nick Chang's Online Meditation Bell

In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh’s communities, a random bell sounds during the day. When you hear the bell you are invited to pause, take a breath and reconnect with the Here and Now. Many years ago I got inspired by this practice and set my digital wrist watch to go off every half
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The Founder of MBSR on Meditation

Jon Kabat-Zin has been one of the most influential people in the west when it comes to bringing meditation to the mainstream.  Way back when meditation was seen as an exotic and weird practice, working through the University of Massachusetts, he was looking at how it would be quantified as being of benefit.  Below you’ll
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Dreading and Loving Your Meditation Retreat

Robert Wright has been on the airwaves of late promoting his new book, The Evolution of God.  I heard him interviewed on NPR as I was driving up to New England earlier this summer.  I was tickled that when pressed about his own spirituality and mystical experiences, he spoke of his time at a rural
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How Does This Moment Want You To Be With It?

I’m just home from leading a nine-day training on teaching meditation.  This is part of a 500-hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program at Kripalu Center.  This group of 40 was made up of active and experienced yoga teachers.  The retreat was deep, still, filled with tears and laughter. I kvell when I think of each
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I Believe

A wonderful, lively and articulate interview with Hyan Gak Sunim, passed on to me from my friend Francesca Vanegas, director of the Florida Yoga Institute.  This interview is with Hyan Gak Sunim, her first meditation teacher in RI at the Providence Zen Center  back in 1990. He now lives in Seoul, Korea and has become well
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