2019 Mindfulness Practice Programmes

Why is practice important? When not moving toward integration, complex systems like our lives move toward either chaos or rigidity, rather than the flexible harmonious flow of integrative wellbeing. ~ Dr Dan Siegel

Below are links to the online audio and downloads for all recent weekly mindfulness practice meditations 'Free of Charge - Open to All'. Practising Mindfulness may be the kindest action we can take for our own growth and that of humanity because we are all connected. As we change individually we assist in making shifts in the collective. Connecting with our deep wellbeing empowers us to take action for a happier and more caring world. Thank you for being on the journey of bringing more kindness, compassion and resilience into our world!

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 23 May 2019

The Sky is Awareness

What does it mean to be aware? Ram Dass compares awareness to the sky, while our lives are the clouds passing by. He discusses the Dzogchen tradition, which is deeply connected to this conception of awareness.

“I invite you to identify your awareness with the sky. In your awareness there is your life that is cloud. In other words, your whole concept of who you think you are, all your sense experiences of your body, all of the stuff of ‘me,’ is all the cloud. And the cloud is being appreciated or embraced or carried by the sky. The sky is just awareness. It’s much easier to describe the cloud than to describe the sky. The sky doesn’t have a beginning or an end, and it really doesn’t have qualities, it’s just sky. That’s the quality of awareness. It doesn’t have a trip. The sky doesn’t have a trip, it’s just hanging out.” – Ram Dass

Guided Mindfulness Meditation on the Present Moment

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. www.ramdass.org/East-Forest-x-Ram-Dass-albumVipassana Page

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Stories That Open the Mind, Mend the Heart and Lead to Joy ~ Jack Kornfield

In this episode of the Heart Wisdom Podcast Jack Kornfield shares stories that open the mind, mend the heart and lead us to joy. Jack begins with a reflection on the power of storytelling. He looks at the space for personal healing and growth that stories can provide us.

“Sometimes you need a story more than food. Sometimes to hear a story and sometimes to tell it.” – Jack Kornfield

We listen to a story about the power of kind words and an attentive heart from Terry Dobson, a former men’s advocate, writer, and aikido teacher. Jack speaks about our role as we listen to stories. What do we learn from them? What part of ourselves is being told in these stories? www.youtube.com

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Concierto D'Aranjuez ~ John Williams & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 16 May 2019

This photo taken by Councillor Lesley Heap shows Ryan from Mind, Ashna, from our Mindfulness Practice Group alongside Emily, Kingston Public Health Policy Officer. Time to Change is a growing social movement working to change attitudes, behaviour and the way we all think and act about mental health problems because stigma and discrimination can have such a big impact on all our lives.

On Monday 13th the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, Kingston Mental Health Improvement Communities Directorate hosted this Time to Change Stall in the Ancient Market Place with support from local groups.

Mental Health Minute 2019

Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which combines a campaign to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health with fundraising for a series of innovative new mental health services.

For the second year in a row, +300 radio stations in the UK have come together to play the same important mental health message at the same time.


Kirtan & Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 9 May 2019

Alys Kirtan & Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 9 May 2019

This was the first 'Kirtan Mindfulness Practice' events that we will be hosting on the first Thursday of the month for the reminder of 2019.

Alys began with the Om Nama Shivaya chant meaning "Unto the sound of the universe I merge with my true self "

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 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

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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

Heart Breath Connection Meditation ~ Chel Hamilton

This episode is all about breathing into your chest and heart space. Creating connection with self and allowing what is... to be. :-) Meditation Minis Podcast

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

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 2 May 2019

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

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

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 25 April 2019

Mindfulness + Climate Change

In Mindfulness for Beginners, this internationally known scientist, best-selling author, and teacher who brought mindfulness meditation into the mainstream of medicine and society gives you immediate access to a practice that can potentially add years to your life, and will certainly enhance the quality of your moments and your years. Join Dr. Kabat-Zinn to:

Free yourself from limiting perspectives, and become more intimate with your own boundless awareness

"You're already in the perfect moment for inhabiting this liberating awareness, which is always available," teaches Jon Kabat-Zinn.

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

Greta Thunberg's Emotional Climate Change Speech to EU Leaders

A sometimes tearful Greta Thunberg criticised EU leaders in Strasbourg for not taking the threat posed by climate change seriously enough. The 16-year-old activist said: 'If our house was falling apart our leaders wouldn’t go on like we do today ... if our house was falling apart you wouldn’t hold three emergency Brexit summits and no emergency summit regarding the breakdown of the climate and the environment.' 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

Mindfulness for Beginners ~ Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn

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 Beginnersyou 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. www.amazon.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

Om Namah Shivaya Kirtan ~ Alys

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 18 April 2019

A Guided Mindfulness Meditation ~ Tara Brach

This meditation establishes an atmosphere of loving kindness with the “smile”; relaxes and awakens through the body; and guides us into a spacious presence. We then rest in that presence, letting go of any controlling, and simply allow life to be as it is. It’s in “letting be” that we come home to the luminosity and tenderness of natural awareness. 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

My Burning Heart ~ Poems of Rumi ~ Madonna

I saw my beloved's flower garden , In my drunken haze

Whirling and dancing like a spinning wheel , I saw myself as the source of existence

In my hallucination, In my vertigo, in my dizziness

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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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 11 April 2019

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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 for a Frantic World ~ Professor Mark Williams

MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. More importantly, it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It is precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness ~ Tim Ryan

We’re often told that stress is a bad thing. Studies have shown the negative effects of stress on the mind and body – such as cardiovascular diseases, weaker immune systems, premature aging, psychological problems, and a whole host of other nasties. Fortunately, there are medicines, exercise programs, diets, and even meditation techniques to help deal with it. In 2012, however, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health published a study suggesting that there’s far more to stress than we’ve been led to believe. According to them, when approached in the right way, stress can actually be good for us. www.youtube.com/watch?

Om Namah Shivaya Kirtan ~ Alys

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 4 April 2019

Welcome to Open Focus™ Attention Training with Tomasz Kopec, MD

A simple way to live a happier, healthier and longer life. It creates healthy space in the mind which allows you to relax and always see the big picture. It also helps the body to restore a natural rhythm. https://www.openfocusattentiontraining.com/

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 28 March 2019

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

Mindfulness Meditation for a Frantic World ~ Professor Mark Williams

MINDFULNESS reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break the cycle of unhappiness, stress, anxiety and mental exhaustion and promote genuine joie de vivre. It's the kind of happiness that gets into your bones. It seeps into everything you do and helps you meet the worst that life can throw at you with new courage. More importantly, it also works for people who are not depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the constant demands of the modern world. MINDFULNESS focuses on promoting joy and peace rather than banishing unhappiness. It is precisely focused to help ordinary people boost their happiness and confidence levels whilst also reducing anxiety, stress and irritability. www.youtube.com/watch?

Silence ~ 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 Gift Of Love with English Lyrics ~ Jalaluddin Rumi

"The words of Mevlana Rumi are immensely significant. 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." ~ Osho www.youtube.com/watch?

Silence ~ 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 Kirtan ~ Alyse

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 21 March 2019

"I forget my name" ~ Aeham Ahmad

Ahmad's Damascus does not exist anymore. Innumerable bombs have rained down on it. Fighters have moved through the twisting streets, plundering, killing people. But Ahmad did not let himself be deterred by that destruction for long. Nearly every day, he and his friends would pull his piano into the ruins where he would play in order to boost people's spirits, especially those of children. Friends would film him making music in the rubble.

The internet videos made him famous around the world.

He played and played: to oppose hate, war, hunger. Then one day, a grenade exploded nearby, injuring one of his hands and his face. Ahmad just barely survived. The scar above his eyebrow and his runny nose, which will not go away, attest to that.

Finally he is forced to make a terrible choice - between staying and waiting to die, or saving himself, but this would mean abandoning his family . . .

Aeham Ahmad's spellbinding and uplifting true story tells of the triumph of love and hope, of the incredible bonds of family, and the healing power of music in even the very darkest of places.

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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

Enlightenment Birthday ~ Osho

"I don't have any biography - and whatsoever is thought to be biography is utterly meaningless. On what date I was born, in what country I was born, does not matter. What matters is what I am now, right here".

"Everybody knows what celebration is. I have never come across a person who does not know what celebration is. Just rejoicing in your being, just rejoicing in this moment, this tremendous universe. You had not asked for it, you have simply been given a universe which is infinite and eternal. You have not asked and you have been given a consciousness which is eternal, which can become festive. If you allow it, it can make you the sanest, the most graceful, the most loving. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices, and is a founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator trainings, and speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad. www.susankaisergreenland.com

"I forget my name" ~ Aeham Ahmad

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 7 March 2019

Live Kirtan ~ Alys

Live Kirtan with Alys, a practice that facilitates entering a state of meditation through sound.

Kirtan is really about collective sound. According to Sruti Ram, singing together makes the neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of loneliness stop firing. It is Kirtan’s explanation of why almost all of the world’s religions have a tradition of group singing or chanting.

Kirtan is an invitation to let go, to share your whole heart in a sacred environment. We hope that by offering our hearts completely we can find an inner freedom that increases our ability to express our fullest light into the world.


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

Part 2: The Third Foundation of Mindfulness ~ Christina Feldman

Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all. Our intention is to be a support for meditation teachers, their communities, students and meditation practitioners and to provide access to the teachings to those who might not otherwise have access to them. www.youtube.com/watch?

Positive Mind ~ Jason Stephenson

We’re often told that stress is a bad thing. Studies have shown the negative effects of stress on the mind and body – such as cardiovascular diseases, weaker immune systems, premature aging, psychological problems, and a whole host of other nasties. Fortunately, there are medicines, exercise programs, diets, and even meditation techniques to help deal with it. In 2012, however, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health published a study suggesting that there’s far more to stress than we’ve been led to believe. According to them, when approached in the right way, stress can actually be good for us. www.youtube.com/watch?

Pie Jesu - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah Brightman, Paul Miles-Kingston

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 28 February 2019

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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 Third Foundation of Mindfulness ~ Christina Feldman

Dharma Seed is an online resource dedicated to making the Buddhist teachings of Insight Meditation and associated practices available to all. Our intention is to be a support for meditation teachers, their communities, students and meditation practitioners and to provide access to the teachings to those who might not otherwise have access to them. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices, and is a founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator trainings, and speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad. www.susankaisergreenland.com

The Swan by Saint-Saëns ~ Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 21 February 2019

Live Kirtan ~ Alys

An introduction, by Alys, to Kirtan, a practice which facilitates entering a state of meditation through sound.

Kirtan is really about collective sound. According to Sruti Ram, singing together makes the neurotransmitters responsible for feelings of loneliness stop firing. It is Kirtan’s explanation of why almost all of the world’s religions have a tradition of group singing or chanting.

Kirtan is an invitation to let go, to share your whole heart in a sacred environment. We hope that by offering our hearts completely we can find an inner freedom that increases our ability to express our fullest light into the world.


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 Mani Padme Hum ~ Osho

Music is the only language that comes very close to silence, the only sound which is able to create the soundless. It has to be understood that music has no meaning. It is sheer joy, celebration. It is the only art that can somehow impart the inexpressible. The ancient tradition of music is that it was born out of meditation. The people who meditated could not find any way to impart their experiences. They invented different instruments so that something can be said without creating a meaning in you but certainly a joy, a dance.. www.youtube.com/watch?

Positive Mind ~ Jason Stephenson

We’re often told that stress is a bad thing. Studies have shown the negative effects of stress on the mind and body – such as cardiovascular diseases, weaker immune systems, premature aging, psychological problems, and a whole host of other nasties. Fortunately, there are medicines, exercise programs, diets, and even meditation techniques to help deal with it. In 2012, however, researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health published a study suggesting that there’s far more to stress than we’ve been led to believe. According to them, when approached in the right way, stress can actually be good for us. www.youtube.com/watch?

Guru Ram Das Meditation ~ Ajeet Kaur

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 14 February 2019

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

Valentine's Day Meditation ~ Justine Stream

Close your eyes, breathe, and enjoy this relaxation/meditation session at any time of the year! This session includes: Green light heart chakra healing; Connecting to Universal Love, your purpose and past loved ones and Inner child healing. www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices, and is a founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator trainings, and speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad. www.susankaisergreenland.com

Love Is All You Need ~ Beatles

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 7 February 2019

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory


Event: However you do it, make a conversation about mental health

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to talk about mental health and challenge mental health stigma.


My Whole Life is Full of Jokes ~ Osho

Gautam Buddha said as his last statement: ‘Be a light unto yourself’. The day I leave the body please remind me, so that I can make my last statement: ‘Be a joke unto yourself’. That is far more joyful than being a light unto yourself. What are you going to do with a light? Light your cigars, or burn people’s houses?

But being a joke unto yourself, you will be a bliss for everyone…” www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices, and is a founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator trainings, and speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad. www.susankaisergreenland.com

Guru Ram Das Meditation ~ Ajeet Kaur

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 31 January 2019

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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 Whole Life is Full of Jokes ~ Osho

Gautam Buddha said as his last statement: ‘Be a light unto yourself’. The day I leave the body please remind me, so that I can make my last statement: ‘Be a joke unto yourself’. That is far more joyful than being a light unto yourself. What are you going to do with a light? Light your cigars, or burn people’s houses?

But being a joke unto yourself, you will be a bliss for everyone…” www.youtube.com/watch?

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices, and is a founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator trainings, and speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad. www.susankaisergreenland.com

Guru Ram Das Meditation ~ Ajeet Kaur

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 24 January 2019

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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: Part Two ~ Osho

Being happy is up to you. It’s a choice you make, and it really is that simple. No one but you is responsible for your happiness, and no one but you can choose to be happy. “Happiness is man's nature. You need not worry about happiness at all, it is already there. It is in your heart – you just have to stop being unhappy, you have to stop the mechanism functioning which creates unhappiness.” Osho Happiness Page with resources from tonight's Mindfulness Practice.

Included are excerpts from books, recorded talks and video links by Osho.

Mindfulness Meditation ~ Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, parents, and professionals. Her second book Mindful Games, offers simple explanations of complex concepts, methods, and themes while expanding upon her work developing activity-based mindfulness practices, and is a founding faculty member of UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center's facilitator trainings, and speaks widely at prestigious institutions and meditation centers in the United States and abroad. www.susankaisergreenland.com

Guru Ram Das Meditation ~ Ajeet Kaur

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 17 January 2019

"I’m here, as Health Secretary, because air pollution is a health emergency." This week the Air Pollution Strategy was released. Visit this page for links to all the Strategic Documents.

Included are excerpts from books, recorded talks and video links by Osho.

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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 ~ Osho

Being happy is up to you. It’s a choice you make, and it really is that simple. No one but you is responsible for your happiness, and no one but you can choose to be happy. “Happiness is man's nature. You need not worry about happiness at all, it is already there. It is in your heart – you just have to stop being unhappy, you have to stop the mechanism functioning which creates unhappiness.” Osho Happiness Page with resources from tonight's Mindfulness Practice.

Mindfulness Meditation for Labelling Thoughts and Emotions ~ Kayleigh Pleas

Kayleigh Pleas, MAPP, Wellness & Positive Psychology Coach who leads the mindfulness meditation group at the Ruttenberg Treatment Center, narrates this 10 minute-long guided meditation video entitled “Labeling Thoughts.” Meditation can help reduce stress, activate the body’s “relaxation response,” and alleviate anxiety, depression and pain. www.youtube.com/watch?

Compassion ~ Maneesh de Moor

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 10 January 2019

Healing into Consciousness

The best way to begin the new year is to spend some quality time with yourself and come closer to your own being. A good way to start is to reflect back into your life and heal into consciousness.

To help focus your energy on your own transformation and understand your journey to awakening, the author of In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness. has invited us to participate in celebrating the 10th anniversary of her book.

Starting January for eight consecutive weeks, you are invited you to read a chapter each week from In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness, practice with the suggestions offered in the book, and ask any question you may have regarding what is discussed in the book.

Mada Dalian will then take your questions and answer them in eight video interviews, which will be posted on Facebook. each Saturday beginning February 16th, 2019. To purchase the book at a SPECIAL Anniversary OFFER visit: www.madadalian.com

OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory

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

Going to the places that scare you ~ Pema Chodron

We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. In this talk, Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, Pema teaches, but we usually block it with habitual patterns rooted in fear. Beyond that fear lies a state of open heartedness and tenderness. This talk is a guide on how to awaken our basic goodness and connect with others, to accept ourselves and others complete with faults and imperfections, and to stay in the present moment by seeing through the strategies of ego that cause us to resist life as it is. www.youtube.com/watch

Mada Dalian interview on her book

In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness is an invaluable spiritual manual to each persons journey out of pain and suffering. It imparts an in-depth understanding about the complexities of our spiritual journey, and covers many questions left unanswered by others. The author guides readers through the phases of the development of their ego and consciousness, and describes the steps we all need to take to heal our ego into consciousness. Most chapters are followed by question and answer sections; making the topics covered in each chapter more personal and down-to-earth. The author s own story at the end of the book, described in the chapter One Spirit s Journey, beautifully exemplifies how she herself has walked the talk that she now teaches to others. This book might be this year s best offering in the field of spirituality and personal growth, and is here to stay for a long time to come. www.transformationradio.fm

Compassion ~ Maneesh de Moor

Chime

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 3 January 2019

OM

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?

5-Minute Breathing Mindfulness Meditation

Interested in mindfulness, but not sure where to start? There are many meditation apps, audiobooks, and programs available to you — before you get lost in the pile of choices, explore these three basic mindfulness meditations. www.mindful.org/audio

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?

In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness.

To help focus your energy on your own transformation and understand your journey to awakening, Mada Eliza Dalian invites you to participate in celebrating the 10th anniversary of her book.

Starting January 1st, and for eight consecutive weeks, Mada invites you to read a chapter each week from In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness, practice with the suggestions offered in the book, and ask any question you may have regarding what is discussed in the book.

Mada Eliza Dalian will then take your questions and answer them in eight video interviews, which will be posted each Saturday beginning 16th February 2019. www.facebook.com/In-Search-of-the-Miraculous

Previous years of Mindfulness Meditation Programmes on these pages



OM

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.youtube.com/watch

Kinder ~ Donna De Lory