Category: Meditation/TM



While we are more and more familiar with popular ideas of enlightenment and spiritual awakening, life still comes at us full force, and hope can turn to frustration as the gulf between our spiritual belief and our everyday life seems to loom ever larger. Through spirited Q&A sessions with Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, The Heart of Zen takes a gradual, step-by-step approach to what has become a vexing problem in spiritual circles.

What is missing is integration. If awakening truly transforms every part of the life of a person, where are we getting stuck? How can negative emotions like anger, shame, envy, and jealousy continue to arise? How do our relative egos relate to the Zen teaching of Emptiness, and what does this mean for our intimate relationships, our emotional bodies, our views of the world and its problems?

The Heart of Zen represents the next generation of spiritual books because it addresses awakening and spiritual life within the context of creating lasting change through the integration of spiritual insight into the flow and flux of everyday life. Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi explains how well trained meditation students may learn to be nonreactive to emotions, but they seldom learn how to transform their negative emotions (and the ego that holds them) as part of a more deeply integrated, lived spirituality. This book describes precisely what this means in great detail and with exercises for the reader to follow. Part discussion on these intricate topics and part experiential guide, The Heart of Zen offers a one-of-a-kind take on enlightenment, emotional maturity, and the integration required to take one’s seat in true liberation.

UN PO (pronounced June Poe) DENIS KELLY ROSHI is the 83rd Patriarch of Rinzai Zen, having received inka from Eido Shimano Roshi in 1992 at the age of 50. Jun Po has been teaching Zen ever since that time and has built an international community called Mondo Zen that spans the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. His extraordinary life was detailed in the biography A Heart Blown Open (Divine Arts Media, 2012), which has just been used as the basis of a screenplay. Ken Wilber said, “…this is the story of our times, an absolute must read for anyone with even a passing interest in human evolution…”

KEITH MARTIN-SMITH
is the author of three additional books, including the award-winning A Heart Blown Open. In addition to writing, he also teaches Shaolin Kung Fu and is an ordained Zen priest.

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What is Awakened Mind

unPo Roshi addresses the question: What is Awakened Mind?
JunPo Roshi is the Abbott of the Hollow Bones Rinzai Zen Order. He has brought the ancient tradition of Koan training into the 21st century and into the heart of western culture in a process he calls Mondo Zen.

Genpo Roshi on Why We Suffer

Genpo Roshi, Part 1 – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Genpo is a long-time Zen practitioner, now Master, who has developed the “Big Mind Process”, through which “Novice participants without any formal meditation training can have profound spiritual experiences with persistent enhancement of well-being…”. The interview was interrupted by technical difficulties after about an hour, so we agreed to do a “Part 2″ in a couple of weeks.

Ever hear someone say, I cut my cords every day?

So unnecessary, when a person has skill at cutting cords of attachment.

This book can teach you how to cut one cord of attachment one time… and have the healing be so permanent that you will never have a cord of attachment to that person again for the rest of your life. Benefits go far, far beyond merely cleansing your aura or aligning your chakras.

Also, this book can educate you as a consumer. Or, if you wish, you can use Cut Cords of Attachment to develop professional quality skills.

The first edition was a first in American publishing. Cut Cords of Attachment, Second Edition, offers instructions, a sound theory base, and all the other components required to master a life-changing skill set.

Besides pioneering techniques to cut cords, Rosetree’s book is the first in English to describe chakra databanks, a very practical development within the field of energetic literacy (a.k.a. aura reading).

Rosetree’s 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment® are explained here in a highly readable way, filled with real-life examples, laugh-out-loud humor, and practical techniques. Rosetree’s goal was to write a definitive how-to that helps you to cut cords of attachment for yourself and also family members and friends.

This second edition contains refinements that include a full section on making contact with Divine Beings in order to co-create healing.

A pioneer in energetic literacy, Rose Rosetree has developed a variety of skill sets that improve quality of life in very human ways.

EMPATH EMPOWERMENT(R) is a practical system that uses consciousness to turn empath gifts OFF or ON, by choice.
* “Become the Most Important Person in the Room” is recommended as the more practical title in this growing field. Informing this quick program for empath skills, Rose Rosetree’s workshops for empaths on three continents and 10 years of personal healing sessions for empaths on six continents.
* “Empowered by Empathy” is available in paperback and audiobook editions. It was the first book in English for empaths and offers powerful concepts, useful skills, and the largest collection in print of techniques for Skilled Empath Merge.

12 Steps to CUT CORDS OF ATTACHMENT(R) is the first (and, so far, only) book in English about this healing specialty.

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Rose Rosetree – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

During her 42nd year as a teacher and healer in mind-body-spirit, Rose Rosetree added one new job title, Enlightenment Coach.

Rose’s ongoing body of work so far has opened up several innovative systems:

In Energetic Literacy, Rose makes available: Aura Reading Through All Your Senses The NEW Power of Face Reading

For healing with Energy Spirituality, resources include: Cut Cords of Attachment: Heal Yourself and Others with Energy Spirituality Use Your Power of Command for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection Opening the Field of Empath Empowerment(R)

Rose offers: Become The Most Important Person in the Room Empowered by Empathy: 25 Ways to Fly in Spirit

Rose Rosetree doing Skilled Empath Merge

Rose Rosetree doing Skilled Empath Merge in 2005

Additional resources for you, Seekers of Buddha at the Gas Pump, include Workshops Personal sessions for healing The Energy Spirituality Mentoring Program A blog about “Deeper Perception Made Practical” And this interview with Rick Archer.

If You’re Curious, Relevant Stats for Rose include: Number of Rose’s clients who moved into Enlightenment by Nov. 2012: 6 Number of participants on Rose’s Personal Enlightenment Life List by Nov. 26, 2012: 158 Comments at blog “Deeper Perception Made Practical”: 12,101 Books by Rose Rosetree selected by One Spirit Book Club: 2 Copies of Rose’s books in print worldwide: 300,000 Number of media interviews, including this one for Buddha at the Gas Pump: 996

Rose previews this interview: Listing my personal highlights from this time-flew-by interview with Rick Archer: Answering questions like, –

“What makes you think you can tell if people are Enlightened or not?”

and “Could a person be Enlightened without knowing it?”

Describing the three unique scriptures that can be created by each human being. Aura reading research of someone Enlightened who needed to resort to a bit of light fibbing. (This pull-out of an energetic hologram was a first in Rose’s experience of Energetic Literacy.) Finally, finally, an interviewer asked me to explain how energetic literacy can be taught in a manner that doesn’t involve psychic development but, rather, helps a person to “Capture the fort.” Three cheers for Rick Archer!

As yoga gains popularity across the U.S., many people are becoming interested in its traditional Vedic roots. While Buddhist meditation is well represented on bookshelves, there has been little Vedantic philosophy written in lay terms until now. Author David Frawley guides readers through the challenges of cultivating awareness, calming the mind, and practicing meditation according to Vedanta and Hinduism.

He examines how cultural knowledge systems in the West lead individuals to disillusionment, and speaks about how meditation can aid in understanding the true nature of one’s thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. Frawley explores meditation support practices such as yoga, mantras, kundalini, and pranayama, as well as the role of gurus, and concludes with a short, more technical essay on self-inquiry.
David Frawley (or Pandit Vāmadeva Śāstrī वामदेव शास्त्री) is a Vedic teacher and educator with numerous books in several Vedic and Yogic fields published worldwide over the past thirty years. He is the founder and director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies in Santa Fe, New Mexico (www.vedanet.com), which offers courses and publications on Ayurvedic medicine, Yoga and meditation, and Vedic astrology. He is also involved in important research into ancient Vedic texts and is a well known modern exponent of Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma. His work is high respected in traditional circles in India, where he has received many awards, as well as influential in the West, where he is involved in many Vedic and Yogic schools, ashrams and associations.

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Vedic Knowledge Integration with David Frawley

Encrich your life with Vedic Wisdom at Banglore Ashram.

How to be successful by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – Management Mantras interview with Alok Kejriwal

Watch Sri Sri share his journey with Alok Kejriwal, CEO, Games2Win.

As the founder of the world’s largest volunteer based NGO, Sri Sri’s insights serve as valuable guide to any budding start-up entrepreneur.

These management mantras are worth learning for anyone looking for the secrets to success while managing a start-up.


Published on May 23, 2014

Response to a question on Self-Awareness in relation to experiences in meditative states. Excerpt from the ‘Luminous & Self-Aware’ gathering at RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, Venice, Los Angeles CA. May 3rd, 2014

Throughout our lives we long to love ourselves more deeply and find a greater sense of connection with others. Our fear of intimacy–both with others and with ourselves–creates feelings of pain and longing. But these feelings can awaken in us the desire for freedom and the willingness to take up the spiritual path. In this inspiring book, Sharon shows us how the Buddhist path of lovingkindness can help us discover the radiant, joyful heart within each of us. This practice of lovingkindness is revolutionary because it has the power to radically change our lives, helping us cultivate true happiness in ourselves and genuine compassion for others. The author draws on simple Buddhist teachings, wisdom stories from various traditions, guided meditation practices, and her own experience from twenty-five years of practice and teaching to illustrate how each one of us can cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity — the four “heavenly abodes” of traditional Buddhism.

Sharon Salzberg has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, and leading meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. She teaches both intensive awareness practice (vipassana or insight meditation) and the profound cultivation of loving-kindness and compassion (the Brahma Viharas). She is a co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts and The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Sharon’s latest book is the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program, published by Workman Publishing (2011). She is regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Kindness Handbook (2008); The Force of Kindness (2005); Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002); Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995); and A Heart as Wide as the World (1997).

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work. “Each of us has a genuine capacity for love, forgiveness, wisdom and compassion. Meditation awakens these qualities so that we can discover for ourselves the unique happiness that is our birthright.” For more information about Sharon, please visit: http://www.SharonSalzberg.com.

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Sharon Salzberg on Loving Kindness.mov

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Sharon Salzberg from the ‘Wisdom of Awareness’ Retreat with Sogyal Rinpoche and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, June 2011 (Garrison Institute, New York), she talks about the importance of a loving attitude in our modern society.

Sharon Salzberg, “Real Happiness at Work” | Talks at Google

Published on Jan 14, 2014

We will explore a path to finding real happiness at work. Despite the many hours we tend to spend working, that arena of our lives may not be the source of great fulfillment or meaning. We will look at the qualities that can turn that around, including mindfulness, compassion, resiliency, integrity, and open awareness, and learn practices that help cultivate each of these. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the workshop will consist of guided meditations, talks and time for questions and answers.

Sharon Salzberg is cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon’s latest book is Real Happiness At Work: Meditations for Accomplishment, Achievement, and Peace, published by Workman Publishing. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including the New York Times Best Seller, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program (2010), Love Your Enemies (2013), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: http://www.SharonSalzberg.com.

Pub Date Nov 11 2014

A renowned philosopher of the mind, also known for his groundbreaking work on Buddhism and cognitive science, Evan Thompson combines the latest neuroscience research on sleep, dreaming, and meditation with Indian and Western philosophy of the mind, casting new light on the self and its relation to the brain.

Thompson shows how the self is a changing process, not a static thing. When we are awake we identify with our body, but if we let our mind wander or daydream, we project a mentally imagined self into the remembered past or anticipated future. As we fall asleep, the impression of being a bounded self distinct from the world dissolves, but the self reappears in the dream state. If we have a lucid dream, we no longer identify only with the self within the dream. Our sense of self now includes our dreaming self, the “I” as dreamer. Finally, as we meditate — either in the waking state or in a lucid dream — we can observe whatever images or thoughts arise and how we tend to identify with them as “me.” We can also experience sheer awareness itself, distinct from the changing contents that make up our image of the self.

Contemplative traditions say that we can learn to let go of the self, so that when we die we can witness the dissolution of the self with equanimity. Thompson weaves together neuroscience, philosophy, and personal narrative to depict these transformations, adding uncommon depth to life’s profound questions. Contemplative experience comes to illuminate scientific findings, and scientific evidence enriches the vast knowledge acquired by contemplatives.
Evan Thompson is professor of philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind and Colour Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception; coauthor of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience; and co-editor of Self, No Self? Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions and The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness.

Evan Thompson was born in 1962 in Ithaca, NY, and grew up in Boston, New York, and Toronto. After 8 years as a Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto, he moved in July 2013 to the Philosophy Department at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He writes about the mind, life, consciousness, and the self, from the perspectives of cognitive science, philosophy of mind, phenomenology, and cross-cultural philosophy (especially Buddhism and other Indian philosophical traditions). As a teenager, Evan was home-schooled in Southampton, NY and Manhattan at the Lindisfarne Association, an educational and contemplative community founded by his father, William Irwin Thompson. He received his A.B. in Asian Studies from Amherst College (1983), and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (1990).

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Patti Conklin believes that when the universe began, a cacophony of tones, which we now identify as frequency, echoed throughout the universe, and they were both chaotic and highly ordered. This book is about how we can use that knowledge to impact our physical lives. Patti Conklin has learned that everything in the universe has a frequency, and that quantum physics goes hand in hand with metaphysics, even though we are taught that the two are separate.

We are all made up of particles which vibrate, and these particles were created by a source . . . a God or Goddess she refers to as Father, which is greater than the sum total of us humans. In her work as a healer, she has learned from the work of Bruce Lipton on cellular biology and Richard Gerber on vibrational medicine. She has developed a toolbox, a method to use the frequencies of light and sound to heal thousands of people. Here are numerous true examples of people who experience real changes in health, well-being, and spiritual transformation. Sometimes we believe pain is necessary to heal. We often don’t have the faith to believe miracles can happen in the blink of an eye. This book will help heal that illusion in an easy, comprehensive way. Whether you believe in science or faith, in truth the idea that they are separate is only a perception.


PATTI CONKLIN is a world-class energy healer, and a much sought-after facilitator who has shared her experiences and changed lives at hundreds of workshops, lectures, and conferences. She is a frequent keynote speaker at alternative healing conventions, including the annual meeting of the American Board of Hypnotherapy. She is the creator of ColorWorks, a visualization process that uses active vibration within your body to release or heal specific symptoms, emotions, or physical challenges. Even an episode of the X-Files was partially based on her life and experience.

Patti Conklin: Vibrational Healer, Medical Intuitive

Published on May 10, 2012

http://www.patticonklin.com Meet Patti Conklin, Vibrational Healer and Medical Intuitive, at the Coptic Conference in Johnson City, TN. Patti talks about how sound and color can heal. Patti is based near Atlanta, but she can reach people all over the world. Visit her website for more information.

New World Library, June 15, 2014

Practical Ways to Tap into and Use Your Highest Wisdom

Each day, we are bombarded with data and opinions, and each day we must make choices that steer us toward our own best approach to life. And, according to Simone Wright, we often forget or don’t understand how to use the best tool available: our intuition, which is our “first intelligence” that can cut through the chatter to inherent wisdom. She explains that intuition is an innate and universal biological and energetic function that can be used like a human GPS system to guide us toward effective action and peak performance. Riveting examples and powerful exercises demonstrate how we can use this “sixth sense” as naturally as any, in all areas of our lives.

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As a respected authority on Intuitive Intelligence, Peak Performance, Innovation and Creativity, Simone Wright is an internationally valued expert on the power of the human mind and its massive potential for evolutionary intelligence and groundbreaking ingenuity. She is a highly respected Intuitive consultant, an award winning entrepreneur, a globally collected artist who has become the highest selling artist of her kind in the world; she is also an author and sought after speaker who is quickly gaining a reputation as the ‘Evolutionary Mind Coach for Elite Performers and Visionary Leaders.’

Simone’s client list includes the top achievers and emerging talents in a broad field of specialties that cover a spectrum of private and public enterprises. From police and law enforcement personnel to elite athletes, from health care providers to Hollywood entertainers, and from leading corporate CEO’s to groundbreaking Entrepreneurs – all have benefited from Simones’ precise Intuitive vision, open hearted direction and keen sense of mission.

Combining almost 25 years of focus and study of the development and fine tuning of the Intuitive and Creative mind, and with her life long practical experiences as a Gold Medal athlete, entrepreneur, artist, teacher and inspired visionary, Simone is able to guide people from all walks of life to discover the power of their innate highest intelligence, activating clear wisdom and removing old self imposed obstacles, to create the life of their dreams.

Professionally, Simone has successfully used her dynamic Intuitive skills to assist in police investigations, missing children’s cases and corporate business strategies. She works on a consultative basis empowering individuals to navigate the challenges of change and uncertainty by activating their own Integrated Intelligence to gain access to their deepest personal wisdom. On an intimate level, Simone has helped people navigate through the huge financial and emotional changes associated with success or fame, for others she has helped heal chronic or debilitating illnesses, assisted individuals in moving through the psychological trauma of the death or loss of loved ones and brought empowered clarity and understanding to personal and professional relationships.

Simone’s work and unique perspective provides a fascinating, accessible framework for people to hear their own intuitive intelligence and recognize their highest potential. Her approach has given organizations, companies and individuals the ability to hone and precisely develop their skills to create profound changes in their lives, which has led to greater success, clarity of focus, and heightened awareness of purpose and power.

Simone has written articles for several magazines, appeared on radio and television programming across North America, presented keynote speeches at numerous conferences on empowerment and has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

The Four Levels of Intuition

Acclaimed Intuition expert, Simone Wright explains the four levels of Intuition and how we can use them in our everyday lives.

Shifting The Mind for Intuitive Intelligence

Acclaimed Intuition expert, Simone Wright guides us through the process of ‘shifting the mind’ to access and allow the power of our Intuitive intelligence to speak to us.

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.

Arianna Huffington’s personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye — the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group — one of the fastest growing media companies in the world — celebrated as one of the world’s most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echo cardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like?

As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success — money and power — has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we’re losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward.

In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we’re going to topple over. We need a third leg — a third metric for defining success — to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don’t commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes — they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh.

In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters — of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her “aha moment.” Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the Time 100, Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She serves on several boards, including EL PAÍS, PRISA, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder will be published by Crown in March 2014.

The Third Metric Special Session With Arianna Huffington – The One Young World Summit 2013

Arianna Huffington argues for the need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, the capacity for wonder and the ability to give back in this Special Session at the One Young World Summit 2013.

The One Young World Summit 2013 took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Summit brought together 1,250 young leaders from 190 countries to debate and devise solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

The Third Metric: Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington shares why it is vital we begin to redefine success beyond money and power.

 

The Rise of Mindfulness in Society: Arianna Huffington, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Published on Mar 2, 2014

The Rise of Mindfulness in Society: Opportunities and Challenges. At Wisdom 2.0 2014.

We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson- a-day” primer on mindfulness practice.

Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including:

* Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness
* The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again
* How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness
* Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience
* Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities
* The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes
* How mindfulness heals, even after the fact
* Reclaiming our wholeness, and more.

The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world.

Includes a complete CD with five guided mindfulness meditations by Jon Kabat-Zinn, selected from the audio program that inspired this book.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and author of numerous books, including Full Catastrophe Living, Arriving at Your Own Door, and Coming to Our Senses

Mindfulness 9 attitudes – letting go.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, talks about the 9 Attitudes of Mindfulness,
how to use them in our Mindfulness practice and daily life.
Jon is the founder of the Center for Mindfulness
at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also
the founder of it’s renowned Stress Reduction Clinic.
He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world.

Mindfulnessgruppen is a company offering mindfulness based courses and trainings


Published on May 16, 2013

An excerpt taken from “A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle And Deepak Chopra” previously held last month. Please feel free to share this video.

An Enlightening Evening With Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra by Suza Scalora

Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra, two of the most popular spiritual teachers of our time, recently came together at the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, Calif. for an unprecedented and remarkable conversation to share their insights and wisdom. Together, Eckhart, Deepak, and a surprise guest eloquently reminded us of the one thing that truly matters and ultimately will change the world: To know our innermost self, our essential nature as pure consciousness.

Eckhart began by making the analogy that our negative thoughts can be similar to a viral infection in our minds. These thoughts have a seductive quality, similar to the pull of a magnet. Our negative thoughts of judgment, criticism and condemnation have powerful momentum because they’ve been with us a long time and we believe they are true. If we are unaware of this, we are at the mercy of whatever thoughts arise in our minds.

We all long for joy, inner peace and love, but as Eckhart noted, some people are so deeply trapped in their mind of judgments, criticisms and condemnation, that they are unconscious, subsequently dehumanizing others. At an extreme level, this is how violence occurs. When we lose connection with our essence, we lose connection with others, and we are left with a total loss of empathy.

A relevant question was posed to Eckhart via Facebook, “How do we learn to turn off our inner judge?” Eckhart suggested that the inner critic manifests in many ways — by complaining, blaming others, judging others and yourself. The mind has countless stories, and these stories appear real and justifiable to us. The key is to disidentify from our judgments and invite the space of no thought into our lives. Consider the possibility of relinquishing your inner judge, and letting go of your negative thoughts. How would that change your life? More importantly, how would it change the world?

At the end of the evening, Deepak announced that Wayne Dyer, the renowned self-help author and speaker, was in the audience. Wayne joined Eckhart and Deepak on stage for the remainder of the event. Wayne spoke about a love, which has no opposite, namely a love that never changes and never varies: pure love, a love to which he aspires. What if we all aspired to live from pure love? How different would our world be? Wayne asked a significant question: How much of what we do and the choices we make are based in fear? For example, do you drive the speed limit to be safe because you love yourself and care for those around you, or do you drive the speed limit because you are afraid of getting a ticket? Do you make your food choices based out of fear or love? In closing, Wayne said, “If we could just get the fear out of our hearts, and live from a place of no judgment, criticism, or condemnation we could be content.”

We came full circle when Eckhart noted that fear perpetuates itself through our judgments in our minds. Judgments are thoughts that we identify with and believe, thus possessing us, and producing the viral infection in our minds. Intellectually, we may understand the idea of distancing ourselves from our negative thoughts, but real change comes from practicing in our day-to day lives.

For this, Deepak gave us STOP, a formula to help us disidentify from our negative thoughts. Give this a try when you notice your inner critic jabbering away.

S=Stop;
T= Take three breaths and smile everywhere in your body;
O= Observe your body; and,
P= Proceed with love and kindness.

Deepak distilled the evening into three observations. The first was to go with the flow. Secondly, he noted that love does heal. He finished with a quote by Nisargadatta Maharaj, “My love radiates from me like light from a bonfire focused on none, denied to none.”

If we can bring our awareness to the present moment, we will awaken to the truth of who we are: our essential nature as pure consciousness. And it is from pure consciousness that love, joy, and inner peace, spring forth.

This is how we change the world.

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