2016 Past Mindfulness Practice Programmes

Below are links to the on-line audio and downloads for all recent mindfulness practice meditations 'Free of Charge - Open to All'.
Practising Mindfulness together strengthens our 
awareness, 
focus, intuition and most importantly our peace of mind. 
Connecting with our deep wellbeing empowers us to take action for a happier and more caring world.

Mindfulness Meditation - Thursday 29 December 2016

Om ~ Ragani 

OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3


Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness is considered the heart of Buddhist meditation. But its essence is universal and of deep practical benefit to everyone. In Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in our lives, and awakening us to the unique beauty and possibilities of each present moment.. www.youtube.com/watch?


Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page


How to Welcome a More Mindful New Year ~ Erin Lee

As an advocate of mindfulness as a way of life, I invite you to incorporate mindfulness as a part of your New Year Resolutions. You might want to commit to doing one thing mindfully per day, or establish a more routine mindfulness practice. You might even want to get yourself formally trained in mindfulness, if you have been toying with the idea for some time. Perhaps you already have a New Year Resolution in mind, and you could be more mindful about achieving or sticking with it.". www.youtube.com/watch?


Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Mind Illuminated - Part 1: Attention & Awareness ~ Culadasa

What You'll Learn: Learn how sustaining attention generates awareness and why that may be the most important aspect of attention training.  Attitude is the key to creating an enjoyable and routine practice, find out how to establish a positive one. Follow along in a guided meditation on attention and awareness. Buddhist meditation for over four decades and is the guiding teacher at Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson. He has studied in both the Theravadin and Tibetan traditions, and this unique lineage allows him to draw upon a broad and in-depth perspective on Buddha’s Dharma. He also taught neuroscience for many years. Combining the original teachings of the Buddha with a scientific understanding of the mind, he provides his students with a rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight. You can learn more about Culadasa by visiting his website or the Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha website. You can also engage with the Dharma Treasure Community here and be sure to check out his new book The Mind Illuminated.  Link: The Mind Illuminated


Happy New Year ~ Abba

www.youtube.com/watch?

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 22 December 2016

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Silent Night
How the world's most famous Christmas carol came to be written and set to music. In 1818, a roving band of actors was performing in towns throughout the Austrian Alps. On December 23 they arrived at Oberndorf, a village near Salzburg where they were to re-enact the story of Christ's birth in the small Church of St. Nicholas. Unfortunately, the St. Nicholas' church organ wasn't working and would not be repaired before Christmas. Because the church organ was out of commission, the actors presented their Christmas drama in a private home. That Christmas presentation of the events in the first chapters of Matthew and Luke put assistant pastor Josef Mohr in a meditative mood. Instead of walking straight to his house that night, Mohr took a longer way home. The longer path took him up over a hill overlooking the village. From that hilltop, Mohr looked down on the peaceful snow-covered village. Reveling in majestic silence of the wintry night, Mohr gazed down at the glowing Christmas-card like scene. His thoughts about the Christmas play he had just seen made him remember a poem he had written a couple of years before. That poem was about the night when angels announced the birth of the long-awaited Messiah to shepherds on a hillside. www.icce.rug.nl

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Christmas - The Spirit of Christ
To catch the real meaning of the spirit of Christmas, we need only drop the last syllable and it becomes the Spirit of Christ. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Noel ~ Lauren Daigle
ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship', the brand new Christmas album. www.youtube.com


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 15 December 2016

HAPPINESS IS YOUR CHOICE !! osho !!!
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Happiness Is Your Choice ~ Osho
Meditation is enjoying oneself, just sitting silently doing nothing: happy, joyous without any reason, because all reasons come from outside. You meet a beautiful woman and you are happy, or you meet a beautiful man and you are happy – but the meditator is simply happy. His happiness has no reason from the outside world; his happiness wells up within himself. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Cloud of Unknowing ~ Revd Graeme Watson WCCM
These talks present the teaching of the 14th century spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing in a contemporary form. Revd Graeme Watson explains the significance of approaching God through a one-word prayer, explains the significance of ‘the cloud of unknowing’ and ‘the cloud of forgetting’, reflects on humility and charity as virtues fundamental to human living and to contemporary prayer, and explains how contemplative prayer deals with the roots of sin. wccm.org/content/meditatio-cds

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Paths To Mindfulness: A Glade of Dappled Sunshine ~ Relaxation Synthesis
relaxationsynthesis.bandcamp.com


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 8 December 2016

Snatam Kaur
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Movie Show of Your Life ~ Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart uses the metaphor of our lives as a movie show to describe how the awakening of consciousness and ensuing shift in identity liberates us from dissatisfaction and suffering. www.eckharttollenow.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

What is the MBSR 8-Week Live Online program? ~ Saki F. Santorelli
This week we will hear from Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, a professor of medicine, director of the internationally-acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, and executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, he has worked with thousands of medical patients and has educated and helped mentor generations of practitioners and researchers of mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), engaging in more than 30,000 clinical hours of MBSR. To address the needs of those interested in taking the MBSR 8-Week program with others, but are unable to physically attend the in-person program, the Center for Mindfulness has created an online version of the popular MBSR course which is delivered live through video conferencing. Rather than meeting in-person, participants engage with the teacher and interact with one another through their computer during class time, and for home assignments and practice. www.umassmed.edu/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Servant of Peace ~ Snatam Kaur
www.youtube.com/watch


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 1 December 2016

Each Time from Let Your Heart Be Known by Steve Gold
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Meditation for Natural Wakefulness ~ Gaylon Ferguson Ph.D
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Positive Psychology ~ Martin Seligman
Positive psychology extends the field of psychology from focus on disease, weakness, and damage to the study of strength and virtue. Psychology is not just about illness or health; it also is about work, education, insight, love, growth, and play. And in this quest for what is best, positive psychology does not rely on wishful thinking, self-deception, or hand waving; instead, it tries to adapt what is best in the scientific method to the unique problems that human behavior presents in all its complexity. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

What is the MBSR 8-Week Live Online program? ~ Saki F. Santorelli
This week we will hear from Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, a professor of medicine, director of the internationally-acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, and executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. As a faculty member in the Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, he has worked with thousands of medical patients and has educated and helped mentor generations of practitioners and researchers of mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), engaging in more than 30,000 clinical hours of MBSR. To address the needs of those interested in taking the MBSR 8-Week program with others, but are unable to physically attend the in-person program, the Center for Mindfulness has created an online version of the popular MBSR course which is delivered live through video conferencing. Rather than meeting in-person, participants engage with the teacher and interact with one another through their computer during class time, and for home assignments and practice. www.umassmed.edu/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 24 November 2016
Followed by New Malden Action for Happiness Meeting with Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness
New Malden - Action for Happiness

Mark Williamson, Director of Action for Happiness
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Guesthouse by Rumi
Declan recites the Guesthouse by Rumi as a way of challenging how we look at ourselves and indeed sometimes deny parts of us that we want to stay hidden from the rest of the world. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Jon Kabat-Zinn maps out a simple path for cultivating mindfulness in one's own life. He speaks both to those coming to meditation for the first time and to longtime practitioners, anyone who cares deeply about reclaiming the richness of his or her moments. www.umassmed.edu/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Paths To Mindfulness: Driftwood ~ Relaxation Synthesis
relaxationsynthesis.bandcamp.com


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 17 November 2016

Saraha, Sarahapa, Sarahapāda, or in the Tibetan language The Arrow Shooter, was known as the first sahajiya and one of the Mahasiddhas.
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
www.youtube.com/watch? 

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

We Are One Energy ~ Osho
The Royal Song of Saraha is about how we are one energy. Our expressions are different, but our reality is one. If you look at the content, if I look at the content then my dreams are different from yours, certainly. We cannot share our dreams. I have my ambitions; you have your ambitions. And it is not only that we cannot share our dreams: our dreams are in conflict. My ambition is against your ambition; your ambition is against my ambition. But if we forget the contents and just look at consciousness, pure consciousness, cloudless sky – then where is ’you’ and where is ’I’? We are one. In that moment, there is unity. And in that moment, there is universal consciousness. ALL consciousness is universal. 

Unconsciousness is private. Consciousness is universal. The day you become really a man, you are a universal man. That is the meaning of ’Buddha’: universal man – come to total and absolute awareness. The Tantra Vision: The Royal Song of Saraha ~ Osho

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Foundation Launch Talk ~ Eckhart Tolle
With Living a Life of Presence, the Eckhart Tolle Foundation presents its inaugural event. You are warmly invited to accompany Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng, and some of today's brightest beacons of “awakening in action” for four transformative days in a community of presence featuring: Daily teachings with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng on awakening to a life of presence.  www.eckharttolle.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

So Long, Marianne ~ Leonard Cohen
1934 - 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgEiDc1aXr0


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 10 November 2016
(5th Birthday Celebration - Our First Meditation New Malden Group Meeting was on Thursday 11 November 2011)

Remembrance Day
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
www.youtube.com/watch? 

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Impact of Meditation on Society ~ Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche is the head of the Shambhala lineage, which is grounded in the power of creating enlightened society in everyday life. With a unique blend of Eastern and Western perspectives, he teaches this way of social transformation throughout the world. In addition, he extends his vision to a number of humanitarian projects in Asia and the West. He is the author of the bestselling titles Running with the Mind of Meditation, Ruling Your World, and Turning the Mind into an Ally. 
Meditation for Compassion and Altruism

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Birthday Song 

Chime

 Remembrance Day
5th Party ~ Happiness is real only when shared ~ Christopher McCandless
Formal Meditation Practice finished early for the group to mindfully share a favourite snack and drink.
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 3 November 2016

Krishna Das
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Loving Kindness Meditation ~ Gabrielle Bernstein
http://gabbybernstein.com/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Live in New York City ~ Krishna Das
Krishna Das Live in New York City, Vol.1 is the 3rd professionally recorded full-length live kirtan by best selling western chant artist and Grammy nominee Krishna Das. Join in an entire evening of chanting filmed in October 2013 at the Cathedral of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Also included is a bonus short film "The Making of Kirtan Wallah" taking you behind the scenes of KD's album Kirtan Wallah released in 2014. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Foundation Launch Talk ~ Eckhart Tolle
With Living a Life of Presence, the Eckhart Tolle Foundation presents its inaugural event. You are warmly invited to accompany Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng, and some of today's brightest beacons of “awakening in action” for four transformative days in a community of presence featuring: Daily teachings with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng on awakening to a life of presence.  www.eckharttolle.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Jai Jai Hanuman ◦ Yoga of Chant ~ Krishna Das
www.youtube.com/watch

Chime

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 27 October 2016

(Week Eight of our Action for Happiness Course ~ Can we build a happier world?)

Action for Happiness Course

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Loving Kindness Meditation ~ Gabrielle Bernstein
http://gabbybernstein.com/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

In the Beginning There Was Silence ~ Osho
Another great statement of religion being taken to the test. "How can the word be in the beginning? Then what was before the word? Of course there must have been silence, before the word disturbed it." To understand more about OSHO Talks, their context and purpose, see: http://oshotalks.com/AboutOshoTalks.aspx - shop.osho.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Foundation Launch Talk ~ Eckhart Tolle
With Living a Life of Presence, the Eckhart Tolle Foundation presents its inaugural event. You are warmly invited to accompany Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng, and some of today's brightest beacons of “awakening in action” for four transformative days in a community of presence featuring: Daily teachings with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng on awakening to a life of presence.  www.eckharttolle.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Blowin' in the Wind ~ Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan's Nobel prize. The Academy honored the 75-year-old Dylan for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Dylan's songs, such as "Blowin' in the Wind", "The Times They Are A-Changin'", "Subterranean Homesick Blues" and "Like a Rolling Stone" captured the rebellious and anti-war spirit of the 1960s generation and moved many young people later as well. www.youtube.com/watch

Chime


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 20 October 2016

(Week Seven of our Action for Happiness Course ~ Can we build happier communities?)

Action for Happiness Course

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emHAoQGoQic
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Loving Kindness Meditation ~ Gabrielle Bernstein
http://gabbybernstein.com/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

And The Flowers Showered ~ Osho
Buddha's disciple Subhuti is showered with blossoms upon experiencing sublime emptiness – and Osho then illuminates the vast difference between a negative and a sublime emptiness. On a wonderful journey that includes the true meaning of happiness and an understanding of the process of death, these talks also comment on: emptiness and no-mind, knowledge and being, belief and trust, repression and truth, philosophy and religion, love and divinity – and living in the here and now. shop.osho.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Mind ~ Alan Watts
Alan Watts speaks on worrying and compulsive thinking.  www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Foundation Launch Talk ~ Eckhart Tolle
With Living a Life of Presence, the Eckhart Tolle Foundation presents its inaugural event. You are warmly invited to accompany Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng, and some of today's brightest beacons of “awakening in action” for four transformative days in a community of presence featuring: Daily teachings with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng on awakening to a life of presence.  www.eckharttolle.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

So Much Magnificence ~ Miten
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Past Mindfulness Practice Programmes

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 13 October 2016

(Week Six of our Action for Happiness Course ~ Can we be happier at work?)

Action for Happiness Course

https://www.eckharttolle.com/
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

How to Find Happiness at Work ~ Paul Dolan, Professor of Behavioral Science, London School of Economics
Want to be happier at work? Stop paying attention to money and promotions, and start paying more attention to the people around you. Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioral science at the London School of Economics, explains how to refocus your attention on what truly matters. Watch our video from Credit Suisse’s 2015 Thought Leader Forum for his advice on finding workplace happiness.  www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Foundation Launch Talk ~ Eckhart Tolle
With Living a Life of Presence, the Eckhart Tolle Foundation presents its inaugural event. You are warmly invited to accompany Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng, and some of today's brightest beacons of “awakening in action” for four transformative days in a community of presence featuring: Daily teachings with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng on awakening to a life of presence.  www.eckharttolle.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Who You Were Born To Be ~ Lucinda Drayton
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 6 October 2016

(Week Five of our Action for Happiness Course ~ What makes for great relationships?)

Action for Happiness Course

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Foundation Launch Talk ~ Eckhart Tolle
With Living a Life of Presence, the Eckhart Tolle Foundation presents its inaugural event. You are warmly invited to accompany Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng, and some of today's brightest beacons of “awakening in action” for four transformative days in a community of presence featuring: Daily teachings with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng on awakening to a life of presence.  www.soundstrue.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

This Very Body the Buddha ~ Osho
Of these verses that comprise the song of the 17th-century mystic, Hakuin, Osho comments, "It is a very small song, but a great gift. This is a song of meditation. If meditation is without a song, it is dull and dead. You will find this song and its meaning only when you are singing and dancing, when the music of life has overtaken you." “Learn silence. And at least with your friends, with your lovers, with your family.... And this is your family, the orange family. Here, sit in silence sometimes. Don’t go on gossiping, don’t go on talking. Stop talking, and not only on the outside – stop the inner talk. Be in an interval. Just sit there, doing nothing, just being presences to each other. And soon you will start finding a new way to communicate. And that is the right way.” www.osho.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Chopin - Nocturne op.9 No.2
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 29 September 2016

(Week Four of our Action for Happiness Course ~ How should we treat others?)

Action for Happiness Course

Me before You
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Love & Compassion at Plum Village ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
The Five Mindfulness Training's are one of the most concrete ways to practice mindfulness. They are nonsectarian, and their nature is universal. They are true practices of compassion and understanding. All spiritual traditions have their equivalent to the Five Mindfulness Training's.The first training is to protect life, to decrease violence in one-self, in the family and in society. The second training is to practice social justice, generosity, not stealing and not exploiting other living beings. The third is the practice of responsible sexual behavior in order to protect individuals, couples, families and children. The fourth is the practice of deep listening and loving speech to restore communication and reconcile. The fifth is about mindful consumption, to help us not bring toxins and poisons into our body or mind.   www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Talks at Google "Searching for the Searcher" ~ Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
One time, I asked my teacher, '"What is the qualification for being a teacher?" He thought for a while. I took out my notebook. I was going to list what he had to say. He only said one word: "Compassion." That really struck me a lot because I thought that in order to be a teacher you had to be scholarly or something like that. But, he said: "Compassion." It actually made a lot of sense later on, because just being a scholar or having a lot of wisdom or knowledge doesn't really mean you become a good teacher in the end. I think compassion is the most important, as my teacher told me. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Don't Forget About Me ~ Don't Forget About Me (Me Before You Soundtrack)
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 22 September 2016

(Week Three of our Action for Happiness Course ~ Can we find peace of mind?)

Action for Happiness Course

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 8 & 9: Gratitude & Generosity ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
A few years ago, I was at a conference introducing Jon Kabat-Zinn. The beginning of the talk focused on my experience when I read page 14 of Kabat-Zinn’s book,  Wherever You Go, There You Are. This was a particularly difficult time in my life when I was feeling uneasy, confused, and dissatisfied with things. Now, if you’ve read this book, you know he has all kinds of wonderful suggestions on how to sprinkle the philosophy and practice of mindfulness into everyday life. But when I came upon this one section it said to try reminding yourself from time to time that “This is it.” And I said, “Really, this is it?” This is all there is? Well, apparently it was. Later on that day I stood looking at the Golden Gate Bridge in awe at the beauty of San Francisco and the headlands and the phrase naturally arose in my mind, “This is it.” What a wonderful moment.  www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness in Law Final Part ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
At Berkeley Law on Feb 4, 2013, presented by the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Dr. Shauna Shapiro discussed scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, she explores the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

We Sing in Celebration ~ Richard Searles & Gilbert Yslas
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 15 September 2016

(Week Two of our Action for Happiness Course ~ What actually makes us happy? )

Action for Happiness Course

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 7: Acceptance ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
A few years ago, I was at a conference introducing Jon Kabat-Zinn. The beginning of the talk focused on my experience when I read page 14 of Kabat-Zinn’s book,  Wherever You Go, There You Are. This was a particularly difficult time in my life when I was feeling uneasy, confused, and dissatisfied with things. Now, if you’ve read this book, you know he has all kinds of wonderful suggestions on how to sprinkle the philosophy and practice of mindfulness into everyday life. But when I came upon this one section it said to try reminding yourself from time to time that “This is it.” And I said, “Really, this is it?” This is all there is? Well, apparently it was. Later on that day I stood looking at the Golden Gate Bridge in awe at the beauty of San Francisco and the headlands and the phrase naturally arose in my mind, “This is it.” What a wonderful moment.  www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness in Law Part 5 ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
At Berkeley Law on Feb 4, 2013, presented by the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Dr. Shauna Shapiro discussed scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, she explores the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Victoria Coronation Music ~ Martin Phipps
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 8 September 2016

(First Week of our Action for Happiness Course ~ What really matters in life?)

Action for Happiness Course

What is the "rider and the elephant" metaphor?
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 6: Letting Go ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
If we contemplate desires and listen to them, we are actually no longer attaching to them; we are just allowing them to be the way they are. Then we come to the realisation that the origin of suffering, desire, can be laid aside and let go of.“To let go means to give up coercing, resisting, or struggling, in exchange for something more powerful and wholesome which comes out of allowing things to be as they are without getting caught up in your attraction to or rejection of them, in the intrinsic stickiness of wanting, of liking and disliking.”  www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom ~ Jonathan Haidt
“Where does happiness come from? There are several different “happiness hypotheses.” One is that happiness comes from getting what you want, but we all know (and research confirms) that such happiness is short-lived. A more promising hypothesis is that happiness comes from within and cannot be obtained by making the world conform to your desires. This idea was widespread in the ancient world: Buddha in India and the Stoic philosophers in ancient Greece and Rome all counseled people to break their emotional attachments to people and events, which are always unpredictable and uncontrollable, and to cultivate instead an attitude of acceptance. This ancient idea deserves respect, and it is certainly true that changing your mind is usually a more effective response to frustration than is changing the world. However, I will present evidence that this second version of the happiness hypothesis is wrong. Recent research shows that there are some things worth striving for; there are some external conditions of life that can make you lastingly happier. One of these conditions is relatedness—the bonds we form and need to form, with others. I’ll present research showing where love comes from, why passionate love always cools, and what kind of love is “true” love. I’ll suggest that the happiness hypothesis offered by Buddha and the Stoics should be amended: Happiness comes from within, and happiness comes from without. We need the guidance of both ancient wisdom and modern science to get the balance right.” www.happinesshypothesis.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Moon Song ~ Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 1 September 2016

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 5: Non-Striving ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
The richness of present-moment experience is the richness of life itself. Too often we let our thinking and our beliefs about what we "know" prevent us from seeing things as they really are. We tend to take the ordinary for granted and fail to grasp the extra-or­dinariness of the ordinary. To see the richness of the present mo­ment, we need to cultivate what has been called "beginner's mind," a mind that is willing to see everything as if for the first time. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness in Law Part 4 ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
At Berkeley Law on Feb 4, 2013, presented by the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Dr. Shauna Shapiro discussed scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, she explores the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Piano concerto no 21 - 2nd movement
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 18 & 25 August 2016

Dr. Shauna Shapiro
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 4: Trust ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
The richness of present-moment experience is the richness of life itself. Too often we let our thinking and our beliefs about what we "know" prevent us from seeing things as they really are. We tend to take the ordinary for granted and fail to grasp the extra-or­dinariness of the ordinary. To see the richness of the present mo­ment, we need to cultivate what has been called "beginner's mind," a mind that is willing to see everything as if for the first time. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness in Law Part 3 ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
At Berkeley Law on Feb 4, 2013, presented by the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Dr. Shauna Shapiro discussed scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, she explores the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Hallelujah Desh
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 11 August 2016

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 3: Beginers Mind ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
The richness of present-moment experience is the richness of life itself. Too often we let our thinking and our beliefs about what we "know" prevent us from seeing things as they really are. We tend to take the ordinary for granted and fail to grasp the extra-or­dinariness of the ordinary. To see the richness of the present mo­ment, we need to cultivate what has been called "beginner's mind," a mind that is willing to see everything as if for the first time. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Not My Circus Not My Monkeys ~ Ajahn Amaro
This is the first ten minutes of a one hour Sunday Talk given by Ajahn Amaro on 24 July 2016 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, UK. www.amaravati.org

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Land of Plenty ~ Leonard Cohen
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 4 August 2016

'The Anthem' - Rio 2016 Olympic Games
As a demonstration of global unity, no event is more powerful than the Olympic Games. It is a chance for each of us to embrace our shared humanity and the progress that comes when the world comes together."'The Anthem' is a reflection of the Samsung brand and our continuous pursuit to break down geographic barriers and unite the world through technology and borderless communication," said Younghee Lee, EVP of global marketing and mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics. "By singing one anthem, fans and athletes across the globe can feel a shared sense of pride and unity and together celebrate collective progress, which is integral to the spirit of the Olympic Games." The lines chosen from each anthem are beautifully woven together to create a powerful message—that a world that stands together is more powerful than a world divided. Take a look at the full text below: www.youtube.com/watch?

Through our unity and harmony, we'll remain at peace as one.
For we are young and free, with glowing hearts we see thee rise.
The day of glory has arrived, oh say can you see, a vivid ray of love and hope descends to Earth.
The people living united and progressive, join together all of our hearts as one.
Happy and glorious, listen to us gently with the infinite love.
Unity and justice and freedom, stand unchanged by wind and frost.
Offer peace to friends, and united we shall stand.

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 2: Patience ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
In this short series of meditation tips by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of The Center for Mindfulness Jon shares with us what he calls the 9 attitudes that create a strong foundation for mindfulness practice. In each talk Jon addresses each attitude and offers solutions on how we can cultivate mindfulness to overcome and address each attitude with more awareness and wisdom. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness in Law Part 2 ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
At Berkeley Law on Feb 4, 2013, presented by the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Dr. Shauna Shapiro discussed scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, she explores the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

In My Prayer Room - Moses Piano Music
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 28 July 2016

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Meditation Tip 1: Non Judging ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn
Non Judging is the first tip in this short series of meditation tips by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of The Center for Mindfulness Jon shares with us what he calls the 9 attitudes that create a strong foundation for mindfulness practice. In each talk Jon addresses each attitude and offers solutions on how we can cultivate mindfulness to overcome and address each attitude with more awareness and wisdom. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness in Law ~ Dr. Shauna Shapiro
At Berkeley Law on Feb 4, 2013, presented by the Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law. Dr. Shauna Shapiro discussed scientific research and meditative practices for those in the legal profession interested in awakening the mind and opening the heart. Drawing on current research in psychology, medicine and cognitive neuroscience, she explores the effects of mindfulness meditation and its potential applications in law. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Noirin Ni Riain and Sons Magnificat Cum Allelui

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 21 July 2016

Guru Purnima July 19, 2016
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Guru Purnima Celebrations ~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has founded courses that provide techniques and tools to live a deeper, more joyous life. He has established nonprofit organizations that recognize a common human identity above the boundaries of race, nationality and religion. His goal is to uplift people around the globe, to reduce stress, and to develop leaders so that human values can flourish in people and communities. www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Guru Purnima Celebrating the Light Which Is Revealed ~ Sri Mooji
Welcome to this satsang with Mooji, a non dual teacher who has seen more and more popularity over the last few years. Anthony Paul Moo-Young, known as Mooji, was born on 29 January 1954 in Port Antonio, Jamaica. In 1969, he moved to the UK and lived in Brixton, London. Anthony worked in London’s ‘West End’ as a street portrait artist for many years, then as a painter and a stained glass artist, and later as a teacher at Brixton College. For a long time, he was well known as Tony Moo, but is now affectionately known as Mooji by the many seekers and friends who visited him. Mooji is a direct disciple of Sri Harilal Poonja, the renowned advaita master, or Papaji, as his followers call him. In 1987, a chance meeting with a Christian mystic was to be a life-changing encounter for Mooji. It brought him, through prayer, into the direct experience of the Divine within. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Om Namah Shivaya ~ Deva Premal
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 14 July 2016

A live unrecorded session led by David Talbot and Bertha Beltran Leon
TIntroductory music from 'Zen Escape' by Gibson and May

David

Posture awareness

Reading Tao Te Ching verse 44

Guided body scan and relaxation

Bertha

Hand mudras for meditation

Guided meditation on Joy

Closing music

Peace Piece’ by Bill Evans


Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 7 July 2016

Saki F. Santorelli

Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness and the Art of Turning Towards Life ~ Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is a professor of medicine, director of the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic, and executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Saki teaches and presents internationally on mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and is the author of Heal Thy Self: Lessons on Mindfulness in Medicine. “Whether you are a healthcare professional or tending your loved ones, you are a caregiver,” explains Saki. “The practice of mindfulness places the remembrance of recognition of wholeness at the center of the caring relationship.” www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Tahoe October 2015 : Part II ~ Adyashanti 
Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”  www.adyashanti.org

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Morning Stillness ~ Stevin McNamara

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 30 June 2016

Vipassana
Om
The syllable "om" is first described as all-encompassing mystical entity in the Upanishads. Today, in all Hindu art and all over India and Nepal, 'om' can be seen virtually everywhere, a common sign for Hinduism and its philosophy and theology. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".

Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
"Father of modern Mindfulness", Jon Kabat-Zinn an MIT-trained molecular biologist is Professor of Medicine Emeritus and founding director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In this Mindscape talk he leads a guided Mindfulness Meditation.  www.youtube.com/watch

You Are the Universe ~ Eckhart Tolle
Patanjali iThis talk is excerpted from Eckhart's retreat in Norway in the fall of 2015. Each of us is one-of-a-kind yet an indivisible part of the greater whole. In this talk, Eckhart discusses how “the One expresses through the many.”s www.youtube.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Tahoe October 2015 ~ Adyashanti 
Adyashanti, author of The Way of Liberation, Falling into Grace, True Meditation, and The End of Your World, is an American-born spiritual teacher devoted to serving the awakening of all beings. His teachings are an open invitation to stop, inquire, and recognize what is true and liberating at the core of all existence. Asked to teach in 1996 by his Zen teacher of 14 years, Adyashanti offers teachings that are free of any tradition or ideology. “The Truth I point to is not confined within any religious point of view, belief system, or doctrine, but is open to all and found within all.”  www.adyashanti.org

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Morning Stillness ~ Deva Premal

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 23 June 2016

A Guided Mindful Yoga Practise  ~ Bertha 
In celebration of the 2nd International Day of Yoga or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day. The idea of an International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on September 27, 2014. He stated: "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. This tradition is 5000 years old. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being . Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day." Celebrated annually on June 21 since its inception in 2015. 

The Yoga Sutras: Patanjali ~ Osho
Patanjali is rare. He is an enlightened person like Buddha, like Krishna, like Christ, like Mahavira, Mohammed, Zarathustra, but he is different in one way. Buddha, Krishna, Mahavira, Zarathustra, Mohammed no one has a scientific attitude. They are great founders of religions. They have changed the whole pattern of human mind and its structure, but their approach is not scientific. Patanjali is like an Einstein in the wold of Buddhas. He is a phenomenon. He could have easily been a Nobel Prize winner like an Einstein or Bohr or Max Planck, Heisenberg. He has the same attitude, the same approach of a rigorous scientific mind. He is not a poet; Krishna is a poet. He is not a moralist; Mahavira is a moralist. He is basically a scientist, thinking in terms of laws. And he has come to deduce absolute laws of human being, the ultimate working structure of human mind and reality. www.osho.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

UN "Conversation with Yoga Masters" ~ Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev 
On 20 June 2016 Sadhguru was invited to be the lead speaker at a special UN event “Conversation with Yoga Masters – Yoga for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”. Adopted by world leaders and the UN, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a political vision and a collective blueprint for sustainable development for all countries and people. In a conversation with Sadhguru, moderated by author, civil and environmental rights advocate, Max Kennedy, this special event enriched our collective understanding of the unique features of Yoga and its central place for the achievement of SDGs. webtv.un.org/watch/yoga-for-the-achievement-of-sustainable-development-goals-sdgs

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

We Sing in Celebration ~ Sarajane Williams

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 16 June 2016

World Yoga Day 21 June 2016
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

21st Century Spirituality ~ Matthew Fox
Two decades being expelled as a priest of the Dominican Order, Matthew Fox has continued to challenge the doctrines of the Catholic Church with books including last year’s The Pope’s War, and his teaching of Creation Spirituality. The author of 30 books, Fox has also been an advocate of education reform, working with young people to develop a more holistic approach to learning. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

What is mindfulness ~ Professor Mark Williams
Professor Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at Oxford and was also the Director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre until his retirement in 2013. Professor Williams, along with colleagues John Teasdale (Cambridge) and Zindel Segal (Toronto), developed Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for prevention of relapse and recurrence in major depression. He is also co-author of the best selling book ‘Mindfulness: Finding Peace In A Frantic World.’ In this interview Mark elegantly answers the question ‘what is mindfulness?’ He also leads 2 simple introductory practices for beginners and talks about why mindfulness is so effective for the treatment of depression relapse. themindfulnesssummit.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Heartstrings ~ Wellbeing Music

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 9 June 2016

Gilpin House Roses
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Arundhati Roy and David Barsamian ~ Alice Walker
An American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland, among other works. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle to Mindful Living ~ The Mindfulness Summit
Are you finding yourself getting caught up in a sense of struggle and dissatisfaction? Imagine having a simple, tried, tested and proven tool to guide you into deeper serenity and ease. That’s what we’re exploring this week. In this second short audio-episode of The Mindfulness Summit, we continue the exploration we started last week. The exploration of what is often referred to as the biggest obstacle to mindful living (getting caught up in craving) and I will show you how the parable of the stonemason reveals a deep wisdom that we can all apply to our lives right now. themindfulnesssummit.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Spirit of India ~ Ravi Shankar
The system of Indian music known as Raga Sangeet can be traced back nearly two thousand years to its origin in the Vedic hymns of the Hindu temples, the fundamental source of all Indian music. Thus, as in Western music, the roots of Indian classical music are religious. To us, music can be a spiritual discipline on the path to self-realisation, for we follow the traditional teaching that sound is God - Nada Brahma: By this process individual consciousness can be elevated to a realm of awareness where the revelation of the true meaning of the universe - its eternal and unchanging essence - can be joyfully experienced. Our ragas are the vehicles by which this essence can be perceived. www.youtube.com/watch?

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 2 June 2016

The Prayer that Jesus Taught
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Prayer that Jesus Taught ~ Fr Gerry Pierse
We have two ways of talking about God: the katapatic way when we say what God is like, and the apophatic way when we say that we can really say nothing about God. The first way if found mostly in the West which likes exact definitions and formulas. The other is found mostly in the East which is more accepting of mystery. There they would say, "When the wise man points to the moon, the fool sees the finger" The fool can think that the finger is the moon when it is only a few inches pointing to the moon that is almost 400,000 km away from us. What we say about God tells us as much about the Divinity, as a finger does about the moon. Some of our theological arguments are as foolish as arguing about the length of a finger in relation to the moon. Our images of God are images, and therefore not God. Our feelings about God are feelings about God, and therefore not God himself. Our words about God are words, and therefore not God. Again they say in the East "A wave becomes enlightened when it knows it is born of water."  soundcloud.com/wccm/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Awaken 10,000 Years of Evolution Inside You ~ Ken Wilber
Discover a series of simple but powerful practices to unlock your deepest sources of power, love, wisdom, and self-mastery. Deepen your awareness, presence, and skill by awakening the eight major levels of evolution alive in you right now. Take a “full spectrum scan” of your total being and shine a light into some of the hardest-to-reach corners of your psyche. Bring more mind — and more fullness — to your mindfulness practice. www.fullspectrummindfulness.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 26 May 2016

Buddha Purnima
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Only Breath ~ Rumi read by Colman Barks
Coleman Barks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977. His work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers's poetry special, "Fooling with Words."  www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Buddha Purnima ~ Osho
Today, just by coincidence, is Buddha's birthday, also his enlightenment day, and also the day of his death. He was born on this day, he became enlightened on this day, he died on this day. Today's full moon belongs to him. The West has a circumference but no center. People have everything, but something essential is missing. Science and religion are becoming one. They are already becoming one. I am not saying they will become one, they are already becoming one. All the greatest scientists -- Eddington, Planck, Einstein -- people of the highest caliber in the world of science, became aware that science alone is not enough. There is something far more mysterious which cannot be grasped only through scientific methodology and means, which needs a different approach, which needs more meditative awareness. The Dhammapada : The Way of the Buddha Vol 12

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Lokaha ~ Wah!
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 19 May 2016

Bruce Lipton
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Only Breath ~ Rumi read by Colman Barks
Coleman Barks was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and educated at the University of North Carolina and the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of numerous Rumi translations and has been a student of Sufism since 1977. His work with Rumi was the subject of an hour-long segment in Bill Moyers's Language of Life series on PBS, and he is a featured poet and translator in Bill Moyers's poetry special, "Fooling with Words."  www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

A Message of Love ~ Bruce Lipton
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences. Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. https://www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Flute Concerto in G minor 'La Notte' ~ Vivaldi
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 12 May 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY0fxvV8cwI
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

My Burning Heart ~ Poems of Rumi ~ Madonna
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In my hallucination
I saw my beloved's flower garden 
In my vertigo, in my dizziness 
In my drunken haze 

Whirling and dancing like a spinning wheel 
I saw myself as the source of existence 
I was there in the beginning 
And I was the spirit of love 
Now I am sober 
There is only the hangover    

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindful Schools, Compassionate Schools ~ Megan Cowan
The program director for the non-profit organization Mindful Schools explains how mindfulness practice helps schools to become more compassionate places. Megan Cowan created the curricula for teaching mindfulness to elementary school students and adolescents. She has taught more than 3500 youth via Mindful Schools' in-class direct-service program, and trained more than 2000 educators, mental health professionals, and parents in mindfulness practices and applications for youth. www.soundstrue.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Bach Classical Music
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Mindful Meditation Practice - Thursday 5 May 2016

Tai Chi
This unrecorded live session was led by group member David Talbot and included posture, body awareness, simple shoulder exercises and self massage.

Rumi's poem 'The Guesthouse'

Buddhist meditation 'The Mindfulness of Breathing'; Reading 'A Point of View'  from Tales of the Tao by Solala Towler; 

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Closing music 'Path to Enlightenment' from Zen Escape by Gibson and May


Mindful Meditation Practice - Thursday 28 April 2016

(First shared 21 May 2015)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Destressifying-Real-World-Personal-Empowerment-Fulfilment/dp/1781805350
Om ~ Ragani 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

We are here to end suffering ~ Kelly McGonigal
If ending suffering is more important than anything, we will end suffering. If ending suffering is not more important than anything, we will not end suffering.
If I am suffering, it is because I am choosing something over ending suffering. We are not here to create and cling to beliefs. We are here to pay attention. 
We are here to use everything in our experience to see how we cause ourselves to suffer so we can drop that and end suffering. www.buddhistgeeks.com

Guided Breath Meditation ~ Diane Winston
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Free Guided Meditations As human consciousness continues to evolve our shared destiny will be the capacity to live as an expression of Being even as we take action in the world of form. http://marc.ucla.edu

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Destressifying ~ Davidji
Stress - and our subsequent reaction to it - leads to elevated blood pressure, weight gain, restless sleep, premature ageing, depression, and a weakened immune system. In Destressifying, davidji draws on his years of working with individuals in high-pressure situations - from the military and law enforcement to business leaders and those in crisis - to show you how to handle any type of stress that life throws at you.people will tell you that they want to get out of kindergarten, but don't believe them! All they want for you to do is to mend their broken toys. www.amazon.co.uk/Destressifying

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Power of Presence ~ Eckhart Tolle
Join Eckhart Tolle, world-renowned speaker and best-selling author of The Power of Now and A New Earth, as he discusses the importance of being present and how that presence is vital to our efforts to achieve true and lasting inner peace and happiness. Eckhart explains that although thinking can be a very powerful tool, when we think too much we keep ourselves from being fully present, and as a result our awareness decreases. Fortunately, using the brief “mini-meditation” techniques discussed here (some of which require only 15 to 30 seconds each), it’s possible for us all to find the time to bring more moments of presence—and, hence, fullness—to our lives. www.hayhouseworldsummit.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Debussy: Preludes, Books 1 & 2
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2016 - Happy, happy 90th Birthday the Queen
Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 21 April 2016

Earth Day 2016

The Queens 90th Birthday ~ A Commonwealth Day Service of Celebration  
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A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Earth Day Meditation ~ Ashamarae
A deeply peaceful meditation with Ashamarae, to support both you and our beloved Mother Earth, who gives so freely of herself to each and everyone one of us.Our heartfelt appreciation to Mother Gaia, and to each of you whose choose to take the time to send love, to feel love and to be love.  www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Freedom to Choose Something Different ~ Pema Chödrön
Part two in The Freedom to Choose Something Different, Pema Chödrön examines and illuminates this nebulous process, clearly identifying where and when you have the opportunity to change your habitual response patterns. . . to choose something different. In this eight-part video course, Pema personally walks you through the landscape of these internal thunderstorms and guides you through the tools to cultivate inner freedom. www.soundstrue.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

That All May Flourish – A Meditation for Earth Day
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 14 April 2016
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank speaks about "Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority"

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Forgiveness ~ Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has witnessed some of the worst crimes people can inflict on others. So wherever he goes, he inevitably gets asked this question. This book is his answer. Writing with his daughter, Mpho, an Anglican priest, they lay out the simple but profound truths about the significance of forgiveness, how it works, why everyone needs to know how to grant it and receive it, and why granting forgiveness is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves when we have been wronged. They explain the four-step process of forgiveness Telling the Story, Naming the Hurt, Granting Forgiveness, and Renewing or Releasing the Relationship as well as offer meditations, exercises, and prayers to guide the reader along the way. "With each act of forgiveness, whether small or great, we move toward wholeness," they write. "Forgiveness is how we bring peace to ourselves and our world."  The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Freedom to Choose Something Different ~ Pema Chödrön
In The Freedom to Choose Something Different, Pema Chödrön examines and illuminates this nebulous process, clearly identifying where and when you have the opportunity to change your habitual response patterns. . . to choose something different. In this eight-part video course, Pema personally walks you through the landscape of these internal thunderstorms and guides you through the tools to cultivate inner freedom. www.soundstrue.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Hallelujah ~ Snatam Kaur
Snatam Kaur & Gurmukh lead a beautiful meditation chanting Hallelujah. A deep and beautiful celebration of the divine in all of us. Hallelujah!!  
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 7 April 2016

A Guided Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) Meditation ~ Tara Brach
A Guided Vipassana (Insight or Mindfulness) Meditation ~ Tara Brach
 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Man wants happiness, that's why he is miserable ~ Osho
Why has man remained in so much misery? And the miracle is that everybody wants to be happy. You cannot find a man who wants to be miserable, and yet everybody is in misery. Everybody wants to be happy, blissful, peaceful, silent, everybody wants to be in joy, everybody wants to celebrate -- but it seems impossible. Now, there must be some very deep cause, so deep that Freudian analysis could not reach it, so deep that logic cannot penetrate it.

Before we enter into the sutras, that basic thing has to be understood: Man wants happiness, that's why he is miserable. The more you want to be happy, the more miserable you will be. Now this is very absurd, but this is the root cause. And when you understand the process of how the human mind functions you will be able to realise it. Man wants to be happy, hence he creates misery. If you want to get out of misery, you will have to get out of your desire for happiness -- then nobody can make you miserable. Here is where Freud missed. He could not understand that the very desire for happiness can be the cause of misery. How does it happen? Why in the first place do you desire happiness? And what does it do to you, the desire for happiness . . . The Discipline of Transcendence - Discourses on the 42 Sutras of Buddha - Vol 3 Chapter 9  The Full Sutras

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Finding the Juice Inside Fear ~ Tara Brach
One of the world’s most beloved meditation teachers, and we think you’ll find her insights into fear incredibly useful. She’ll share how you can live without fear ruling your thoughts and decisions. Have you ever thought about how fear affects your life? It can block us from connecting with the people we love, stifle our creativity, and cloud our judgment when we need it most. So how can we get beyond our fears to live more connected, happy, and vibrant lives? Tara has a strategy for helping people escape fear’s paralyzing hold, and you can get in on it here. It’s completely free. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

We Sing in Celebration ~ Sarajane Williams

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 31 March 2016

Tara Brach
Om ~ Ragani
 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Melli O'Brien
Wholeness, deep peace and joy are available to anyone who taps into the stillness and silence that dwell within them. This is designed for those who are beginners on the path to mindful living as well as those who’ve walked it for some time. It’s for those who want practical, non-dogmatic ways to come home to the here and now in this busy stressful age we live in. What I offer here are simple teachings and tips for everyday people. http://mrsmindfulness.com/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Be Therefore Mindful ~ Osho
This sutra, from 'The Sutra of Forty-Two Chapters', has never existed in India. It never existed in Sanskrit or in Pali. This sutra exists only in Chinese. A certain Emperor Ming of the Han dynasty, AD 67, invited a few Buddhist masters to China to bring the message of Buddha there. Nobody knows the names of those Buddhist masters, but a group went to China. And the Emperor wanted a small anthology of Buddhist sayings as a first introduction to the Chinese people. Buddhist scriptures are very big, the Buddhist literature is in itself a world -- thousands of scriptures exist and they go into very great detail, because Buddha believes in logical analysis. He goes to the very root of everything. His analysis is profound and perfect, so he goes into very deep details. It was very difficult. What to translate in a totally new country where nothing like Buddha has ever existed? So these Buddhist masters composed a small anthology of forty-two chapters. The Full Sutra

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Working With Fear ~ Tara Brach
This is the second talk by Tara Brach, PhD in this three part series. One of the world’s most beloved meditation teachers, and we think you’ll find her insights into fear incredibly useful. She’ll share how you can live without fear ruling your thoughts and decisions. Have you ever thought about how fear affects your life? It can block us from connecting with the people we love, stifle our creativity, and cloud our judgment when we need it most. So how can we get beyond our fears to live more connected, happy, and vibrant lives? Tara has a strategy for helping people escape fear’s paralyzing hold, and you can get in on it here. It’s completely free, thanks to our friends at NICABM. www.nicabm.com/mindfulnessandfear

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Servant of Peace ~ Snatam Kaur
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 24 March 2016

Tara Brach
Om ~ Ragani
 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Melli O'Brien
Wholeness, deep peace and joy are available to anyone who taps into the stillness and silence that dwell within them. This is designed for those who are beginners on the path to mindful living as well as those who’ve walked it for some time. It’s for those who want practical, non-dogmatic ways to come home to the here and now in this busy stressful age we live in. What I offer here are simple teachings and tips for everyday people. http://mrsmindfulness.com/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Being in Silence ~ Adyashanti
Set aside for a moment any concerns about technique. Don’t worry about your breathing, where your thoughts are focused, or whether you’re sitting in the proper meditation posture. For the time being, leave behind any ideas you might have about becoming awakened or being on a spiritual journey. Adyashanti says that if you can do that, then you can relax into the natural state of being in silence. In this video clip, he talks about the simple act of finding our inner place of quiet — and just how powerful this basic, formless way of meditating can be. www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Working With Fear ~ Tara Brach
Tara Brach, PhD is one of the world’s most beloved meditation teachers, and we think you’ll find her insights into fear incredibly useful. She’ll share how you can live without fear ruling your thoughts and decisions. Have you ever thought about how fear affects your life? It can block us from connecting with the people we love, stifle our creativity, and cloud our judgment when we need it most. So how can we get beyond our fears to live more connected, happy, and vibrant lives? Tara has a strategy for helping people escape fear’s paralyzing hold, and you can get in on it here. It’s completely free, thanks to our friends at NICABM. www.nicabm.com/mindfulnessandfear

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo ~ Johann Pachelbel
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 17 March 2016
(First shared 16 April 2015)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEkE77itolM&feature=youtu.be
Om ~ Ragani 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Guided Breath Meditation ~ Diane Winston
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center Free Guided Meditations As human consciousness continues to evolve our shared destiny will be the capacity to live as an expression of Being even as we take action in the world of form. http://marc.ucla.edu

Mindful Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Balance of Being and Doing - Eckhart Tolle
As human consciousness continues to evolve our shared destiny will be the capacity to live as an expression of Being even as we take action in the world of form. www.eckharttolletv.com

Mindful Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Answer Is You - Michael Beckwith
Visionary teacher Michael Bernard Beckwith delves deep into practical methods for manifesting prosperity and health, living a rich and fulfilling life, understanding universal laws and gaining greater self-awareness, courage, and self-reliance. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindful Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

St. Francis Prayer Meditation 
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 10 March 2016

http://www.amazon.com/Meditation-New-York-Minute-Super/dp/1591794293
Om ~ Ragani
 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Melli O'Brien
Wholeness, deep peace and joy are available to anyone who taps into the stillness and silence that dwell within them. This is designed for those who are beginners on the path to mindful living as well as those who’ve walked it for some time. It’s for those who want practical, non-dogmatic ways to come home to the here and now in this busy stressful age we live in. What I offer here are simple teachings and tips for everyday people. http://mrsmindfulness.com/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Osho Dhammapada ~ Osho
All the religions of the world talk about heaven and hell. Buddha says there is something beyond heaven and hell and that is the true existence. He calls it nirvana. No other religion talks about nirvana; nirvana is a totally different vision. It means you are not hankering for heavenly desires, heavenly joys and pleasures, because it is the same stupidity again repeated on a bigger scale, on a higher plane, but the stupidity is the same. The master knows the futility of desire; hence he has no desire for heaven, he has no desire at all. Nothing binds him and nothing holds him. 
DESIRE HAS LEFT HIM, NEVER TO RETURN.... Because he has seen that it is futile. If you drop it because I am saying it, then it will return again and again. If you drop it out of your own experience through meditation, then it has gone forever, NEVER TO RETURN.
SORROW HAS LEFT HIM, NEVER TO RETURN. And sorrow is only a shadow of desire. Remember it always: everything has to happen to you through your own experience. Buddha's last words to his disciples were: Be a light unto yourself. And how can you be a light unto yourself? Go beyond the body, the mind, the heart. Find the center of your being and suddenly there is light. It is already there, it is already burning bright. It is your very being; you just have to discover it. Discovering it one discovers truth. Discovering it one discovers peace. Discovering it one discovers bliss, nirvana. Osho Dhammapada

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

How to Meditate in a New York Minute | Talks at Google ~ Mark Thorntone
A revolution is occurring in business: meditation is being practiced at McKinsey & Co, Harvard Law School, INSEAD and global banks. The ability for a leader to find his center, source and authentic truth is what meditation delivers. Authentic leadership. Greater perspective. Creativity and intuition. These are critical skills you can now learn for your career. This Health@ Google talk will cover: • How you can build superior focus and concentration;  • How to create leadership advantage by reducing unwanted stress on a consistent basis;  • Meditation techniques you can master in a NY Minutewww.youtube.com/watch

Loveland ~ Jai Uttal
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 5 March 2016

Sting - Fragile
Om ~ Ragani
 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Dr Richard Chambers
Dr Richard Chambers is a clinical psychologist specialising in mindfulness-based therapies. Richard is involved in mindfulness research, has published peer-reviewed journal articles and is co-author of Mindful Learning along with Dr Craig Hassed at Monash University. www.futurelearn.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Being gentle with ourselves: training the puppy ~ Dr Richard Chambers
The mind is in many ways like an untrained puppy. We want it to stay on its mat or stay in one place, but it just keeps wandering off. That's the nature of a puppy and it's the nature of our untrained minds. They might just get interested in something else and sort of wander off and have a bit of a sniff. Or maybe jump up and run off and go on the road, you know, causing problems. Or perhaps we stop paying attention for a moment. And then suddenly we're like, where's it gone, and the puppy is over in the corner chewing on a slipper or peeing in the corner. And it can cause problems for us. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Action & Contemplation ~ Richard Rohr OFM
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.https://cac.org/richard-rohr

Fragile ~ Sting
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 25 February 2016
(First shared 16 October 2014)

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Om ~ Ragani on Ancient Spirit 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Guided Mindfulness Meditation at Google ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindful Way through Depression ~ Mark Willliams

By Your Grace ~ Jai Gurudev by Krishna Das

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 18 February 2016
Shanti Burgess : 29 October 1947 ~ 31 January 2016

Shanti Burgess : 29 October 1947 ~ 31 January 2016
Om ~ Ragani
 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach
Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach has been successfully bringing principles of mindfulness to alleviate depression, chronic pain, and more. Now, with Mindfulness Meditation, she offers her most effective guided sessions, perfect for beginning or deepening your mindfulness practice: “It's only in the actual experience of here and now that we can experience our full aliveness,” teaches Dr. Brach. “The practice of mindfulness helps to open a heart that is ready for anything.” With Mindfulness Meditation, find the tools to walk the path of mindful awareness—and connect with your innate capacity for love, clarity, and inner peace. 
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Mindfulness, Self-compassion and Wellbeing ~ Dr Craig Hassed & Dr Richard Chambers
RICHARD CHAMBERS: As well as learning to pay attention, Craig and of course developing self-awareness, one of things we practise with mindfulness is an attitude or different attitudes around being friendly towards ourselves, empathetic, self-compassionate. That kind of thing. CRAIG HASSED: It’s a very important part of mindfulness, ‘because people focus on the attention bit, “I can’t stop my mind from wandering” and then we get angry at ourselves and critical and of course that tends to make the problem even worse. And so, the attitude that we cultivate in mindfulness is certainly to practise paying attention, to practise coming back and being present, but to that in a way that’s non-reactive, non-judgemental, accepting, self-compassionate. Just accepting the fact of our own humanity as it were, and not having to beat ourselves up. Because if we do practise beating ourselves up we certainly get very good at it, but it’s not something that serves us very well. https://video-premium.vzaar.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

The Osho Upanishad
There is no right awareness because there is no possibility of wrong awareness. Awareness is right. So first, drop the wrong question. Once you are asking a wrong question to yourself you cannot get the right answer. Don’t ask what is right awareness. Simply ask what is awareness. Your question gives the fallacious impression that you know what awareness is, that the only thing that you don’t know is, what is right awareness and what is not right awareness. Erase that fallacy completely from your mind. Awareness is simple, very innocent. Everyone has it, so it is not a question of achievement. One wrong question leads to another wrong question: first you ask what right awareness is, then you ask how to achieve it. You already have it. When you see the sunset, are you not aware? When you see a rose flower, are you not aware? You are aware of the beautiful sunset, you are aware of the beautiful rose; all that is needed is that you become aware of your awareness, too. That is the only thing that has to be added, the only refinement. You are aware of objects. You have to be aware of your subjectivity.  www.osho.com

Shanti Om
It is with deep sadness that I write that my dear friend and co-teacher, Shanti, has passed away. She has brought such depth and grace to the world, and touched so many people with her very unique light. With a dignified presence she endured the last days of her illness - as always, an inspiring and beautiful human being. She will be greatly missed ~ Paul Christelis MA Clin Psych, MSc Mindfulness Based Approaches  www.youtube.com/watch?

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 11 February 2016
Children's Mental Health Week 2016

The Duchess of Cambridge supports Children's Mental Health Week 2016
Om ~ Ragani 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Valentine's Day Mindfulness Meditation ~ Richard Nongard
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Early Childhood Mental Health ~ Center on the Developing Child, Harvard University
Science tells us that the foundations of sound mental health are built early in life. Early experiences—including children’s relationships with parents, caregivers, relatives, teachers, and peers—interact with genes to shape the architecture of the developing brain. Disruptions in this developmental process can impair a child’s capacities for learning and relating to others, with lifelong implications. This edition of the InBrief series explains how improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life can prevent initial difficulties from destabilizing later development and mental health. The 5-minute video provides an overview of Establishing a Level Foundation for Life: Mental Health Begins in Early Childhood, a working paper by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. http://developingchild.harvard.edu/resources/inbrief-early-childhood-mental-health-video/

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

What is the purpose of mental illness? ~ Eckhart Tolle
Surrender is inner acceptance of what is without any reservations. We are talking about your life — this instant — not the conditions or circumstances of your life, not what I call your life situation. Illness is part of your life situation. As such, it has a past and a future. Past and future form an uninterrupted continuum, unless the redeeming power of the Now is activated through your conscious presence. As you know, underneath the various conditions that make up your life situation, which exists in time, there is something deeper, more essential: your Life, your very Being in the timeless Now. As there are no problems in the Now, there is no illness either. The belief in a label that someone attaches to your condition keeps the condition in place, empowers it, and makes a seemingly solid reality out of a temporary imbalance. It gives it not only reality and solidity but also continuity in time that it did not have before. By focusing on this instant and refraining from labeling it mentally, illness is reduced to one or several of these factors: physical pain, weakness, discomfort, or disability. That is what you surrender to — now. You do not surrender to the idea of "illness." Allow the suffering to force you into the present moment, into a state of intense conscious presence. Use it for enlightenment..  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lagC4l7SO0

Valentine ~ Kina Grannis
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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 4 February 2016
(First shared 12 March 2015)

Rumi
Om ~ Ragani 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Stephan Bodian
Stephan is a world-renowned meditation teacher, psychotherapist, and consultant specializing in stress management and positive psychology. He is the author of several books, including Meditation For Dummies and Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening. He is also the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. www.mentalworkout.com/store/programs/mindfulness-meditation

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Rumi's Guest House ~ Coleman Barks with David Darling
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Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Jalaluddin Rumi ~ Osho
There have been very few people who have moved and transformed as many hearts as Jalaluddin Rumi. In the world of the Sufis, Mevlana Rumi is the emperor. His words have to be understood not as mere words, but sources of deep silences, echoes of inner and the innermost songs. He is the greatest dancer the world has known. Twelve hundred years have passed since he was alive. His dance is a special kind of dance. It is a kind of whirling, just the way small children whirl; standing on one spot they go on round and round. And perhaps everywhere in the world small children do that and their elders stop them saying, "You will become dizzy, you will fall, you will hurt yourself," and, "What is the point of doing it?" Jalaluddin Rumi made a meditation of whirling. The meditator goes on whirling for hours -- as long as the body allows him; he does not stop on his own. When whirling a moment comes that he sees himself utterly still and silent, a center of the cyclone. Around the center the body is moving, but there is a space which remains unmoved; that is his being. The Rebellious Spirit  ~ Osho

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 28 January 2016
(First shared 29 January 2015)

Eckhart Tolle
Om ~ Ragani 
OM is the symbol of the universal heartbeat; it is not a word. And as you come closer and closer to the universal heartbeat, the by-product is a deepening silence. Shantih means silence and it is always repeated three times because by the time you reach to the fourth, you are no more – just the silence has remained. You have disappeared as an entity separate from the universe.  www.cdbaby.com/cd/ragani3

Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Sharon Salzberg
A lecturer in undergraduate psychology at Stanford University where she also teaches a public course on willpower. In this video clip taken from the Buddhist Geeks Conference, Kelly McGonigal shares with us the power of mindfulness and offers research on the efficacy of mindfulness practice on depression. www.sharonsalzberg.com

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Eckhart talks about the contemplation of nature as a pathway to free you from the preoccupation with yourself. If you are alert enough in nature, your personality recedes; you don’t remember your past or what’s going on in your life. All that is replaced with alert awareness. Nature can help you transcend that trap of only paying attention to that limited self.

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

Tao Te Ching (2 of 7) ~ Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart explores the essence of the spiritual classic that has accompanied him for thirty years and revisits Lao Tse’s timeless work to further explore its life-changing truthsThe Tao Te Ching is one of the most important texts within the Taoist tradition and the most widely translated work in world literature after the Bible. Long believed to be the work of Lao-Tzu, "The Book of the Way" is considered the classic manual on the art of living. The Tao Te Ching (pronounced, more or less, Dow Deh Jing) is essentially about being in harmony with the way things are. It teaches how to live and work effortlessly by being in accord with the Tao - the basic principle of the universe. This wisdom is applied to themes as diverse as raising a family, business, good government and ecology.www.youtube.com/watch

Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 21 January 2016

Bertha a regular member of our meditation group led this guided life meditation session. It  included some neck and shoulders exercises to relieve the tension and stress we often carry around our neck and shoulders, specially if people have had a hard day at work etc. 

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 14 January 2016

      This was a repeat of the programme from 9 January 2014 with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sylvia Boorstein and Eckhart Tolle

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 7 January 2016


A live programme focussing on aligning posture, relaxing and being fully present in the body ~ 
David Talbot 

In between periods of silence David read short extracts from 'Stillness Speaks' by Eckhart Tolle. The final reading was the poem by Wu Men

      Ten thousand flowers in spring

      A cool breeze in summer

      Snow in winter.

      If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,

      this is the best season of your life.


Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness practice couldn't be simpler: pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal. The essential meditation is Silence. We are made of sound and silence.Sound is our mind; silence is our being. Sound is our trouble; silence is our liberation.All other meditations are different forms of witnessing, but witnessing is present in every kind of meditation as an essential part. Vipassana Page





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