2018 Mindfulness Practice Programmes

Below are links to the online audio and downloads for all recent weekly mindfulness practice meditations 'Free of Charge - Open to All'. Practising Mindfulness / Presence together 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.

Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 22 November 2018

Clean air is essential for a healthy life. More than 400,000 early deaths are caused each year by air pollution in Europe. We are all affected but some, especially children and older people, are more vulnerable than others. We are fighting for everybody’s right to breathe clean air.

Om

Om a word of affirmation or assent is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of meditation or yoga sessions. Coming from Hinduism, the mantra is considered to have high spiritual and creative power but despite this, it is a mantra that can be recited by anyone. 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

How to Start a Revolution ~ James Thornton

Disobedient Films explores what brought environmental pioneer James Thornton to London to set up ClientEarth – and his legal team’s six-year battle to protect our lungs from air pollution. James Thornton is the founding CEO of ClientEarth. The New Statesman has named him as one of 10 people who could change the world. The Lawyer has picked him as one of the top 100 lawyers in the UK. In 2016, he was named as one of the 1,000 most influential people in London and also won Leader of the Year at the Business Green Awards. The Financial Times awarded him its Special Achievement accolade at the FT 2016 Innovative Lawyers Awards.

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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

My Journey Into Mindfulness ~ Willem Kuyken, Oxford Mindfulness Centre

Prof. Willem Kuyken shares in this interview his personal journey of discovery of mindfulness and the benefits it has brought to his life.

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 15 November 2018

Om

Om a word of affirmation or assent is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of meditation or yoga sessions. Coming from Hinduism, the mantra is considered to have high spiritual and creative power but despite this, it is a mantra that can be recited by anyone. 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

THE DAILY FLAME: 365 Love Letters from Your Inner Pilot Light ~ Lissa Rankin

In The Daily Flame, physician, mystic, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Lissa Rankin helps readers access their inner wisdom through 365 encouraging letters from the “Inner Pilot Light,” the voice within that knows what you need, when you need it.

Dr. Rankin first encountered her own Inner Pilot Light in 2005 when, during an especially dark time in her personal life, a voice of pure, unconditional love came to offer support and guidance. Over time, Dr. Rankin began receiving and writing down daily messages of encouragement and empowerment from this voice. With The Daily Flame, Dr. Rankin shares 365 brand new letters from the Inner Pilot Light. Tender and universal, these messages help readers connect with the voice of their own deepest truth. “If you need love, comfort, awareness, or a cosmic kick in the booty, let your Inner Pilot Light illuminate you,” writes Dr. Rankin. “This great love affair is just beginning.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kpL_p-wcC8

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Anxiety ~ Tara Brach

The nature of being human is that we get caught in anger and judgment, hurt and fear. Our conditioned mind is filled with distractions, including worry-thoughts that continually create anxiety in the body. By gathering and collecting the attention, the mind can settle and allow for a relaxed, wakeful presence. This talk explores what it means to be without anxiety towards this universal emotional conditioning as it appears in ourselves and others. This meditation guides us in relaxing the body, and then establishing the breath as a home base. Condemning imperfection binds our identity with an imperfect self. As we learn to pause and open to the direct embodied experience of emotions, we discover a space of presence that is filled with compassion and wisdom. Like the ocean, we can include difficult waves of experience and yet remember our inherent vastness, mystery and wholeness. https://www.youtube.com/watch


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 8 November 2018

7th Birthday

On Thursday 10th November 2011 the first Meditation Meeting was held in Gilpin House. Following attendance at the March 2013 ‘Mindfulness in Society’ conference and the John Kabat-Zinn workshop, it was renamed the Mindfulness Practice Group and the Mindfulness Foundation created to make the practice available to all UK School Children.

Om

Om a word of affirmation or assent is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of meditation or yoga sessions. Coming from Hinduism, the mantra is considered to have high spiritual and creative power but despite this, it is a mantra that can be recited by anyone. 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

Here's why we need to rethink veganism

A brief climate change video essay on the environmental impacts of veganism, and how we can re frame going vegan less as a lifestyle and more as an aspiration. While eating a plant-based diet does greatly reduce your carbon footprint due to the meat industry's rampant fossil fuels use, going vegan is sometimes not accessible to all. https://www.youtube.com/watch

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Happiness is all in your mind ~ Gen Kelsang Nyema

Simple, profound truths are the realm of this Buddhist nun. Her message? The gift of happiness truly lies within our own hearts and minds. Gen Kelsang Nyema, exuding a peacefulness that immediately connects with the audience, starts by asking three questions: Are you having a good day? Why? Tomorrow, would you rather have a good day or a bad day? She teaches that we cannot put our happiness at the whim of other people and of circumstances. If we want to be happy, we have to "stop outsourcing our happiness to other people" and cultivate a source of inner peace. What happens next is quite astounding. The whole crowd of 350+ people proceeds to meditate with Nyema. There's a little squirming at first, but as she leads the audience through a calm citation of how to rest the mind, audience members feel a collective relaxation flow into the room and through the people. Fascinating! Refreshing. https://www.youtube.com/watch


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 1 November 2018

The first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health was held in Geneva on 30 October – 1 November 2018.

Air Pollution in our cities and our homes kills 7 million people every year and accelerates climate change. Please support the global campaign #Breathelife to reduce air pollution, improve health and preserve our climate.

The IAAF and UN Environment (UNEP) announced in May that they were joining forces to address the issue of poor air quality, which has led to seven million deaths globally, according to a World Health Organisation study.

The important thing is to raise the awareness among athletes and recreational runners of how important air quality is for their health. In order to improve air quality, we need to monitor it.

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

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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

For decades, pollution and its harmful effects on people’s health, the environment, and the planet have been neglected both by Governments and the international development agenda. Yet, pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world today, responsible for an estimated 9 million premature deaths.

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission reveals pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the Global Burden of Disease. It uncovers the economic costs of pollution to low-income and middle-income countries. The Commission will inform key decision makers around the world about the burden that pollution places on health and economic development, and about available cost-effective pollution control solutions and strategies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=60&v=9jOpNF2uc2M

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Developing Critical Leadership Skills as a Mindful Leader: Part 2 ~ Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioural sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis. Goleman is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (www.casel.org), originally at the Yale Child Studies Center and now at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASEL’s mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide.

In this talk, Daniel will cover:

· The science behind mindfulness and emotional intelligence.

· Why emotional intelligence is needed for living mindfully.

· Practices that you can begin implementing today to live a more emotionally intelligent and mindful life!

http://www.eiconsortium.org/


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 25 October 2018

Unlocking the 4th Industrial Revolution Technology Potential in Accelerating the Circular Economy. What are the key challenges in electronics, plastics and the food- and bio-economy currently hampering the transition to a circular economy at scale and speed?

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.

The World Circular Economy Forum 2018 in Japan consists of 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing the world’s best circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance.

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

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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.

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Circular Economy ~ Antonia Gawel

Unlocking the 4th Industrial Revolution Technology Potential in Accelerating the Circular Economy. What are the key challenges in electronics, plastics and the food- and bio-economy currently hampering the transition to a circular economy at scale and speed? The World Circular Economy Forum 2018 in Japan consists of 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing the world’s best circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance.

World Circular Economy Forum 2018

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Developing Critical Leadership Skills as a Mindful Leader ~ Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman is an internationally known psychologist who lectures frequently to professional groups, business audiences, and on college campuses. As a science journalist Goleman reported on the brain and behavioural sciences for The New York Times for many years. His 1995 book, Emotional Intelligence was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide in 40 languages, and has been a best seller in many countries. Apart from his books on emotional intelligence, Goleman has written books on topics including self-deception, creativity, transparency, meditation, social and emotional learning, ecoliteracy and the ecological crisis. Goleman is a co-founder of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (www.casel.org), originally at the Yale Child Studies Center and now at the University of Illinois at Chicago. CASEL’s mission centers on bringing evidence-based programs in emotional literacy to schools worldwide.

In this talk, Daniel will cover:

· The science behind mindfulness and emotional intelligence.

· Why emotional intelligence is needed for living mindfully.

· Practices that you can begin implementing today to live a more emotionally intelligent and mindful life!

http://www.eiconsortium.org/


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 18 October 2018

This Sacred Journey ~ Pema Chödrön: 18 October 2018

For over forty years, Pema Chödrön has embraced our faults, our fears, and our failings, reflecting them back to us with compassion, insight, and the possibility of freedom.

As she entered the ninth decade of her life, Pema Chödrön spent a year in solitary retreat working deeply with traditional Tibetan Buddhist teachings on death, including teachings on the bardos from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. This interactive online retreat, recorded at her home monastery, Gampo Abbey, in front of a small audience of her close students and friends, brings the fruits of Pema’s study and practice to 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

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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.

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This Sacred Journey ~ Pema Chödrön

For over forty years, Pema Chödrön has embraced our faults, our fears, and our failings, reflecting them back to us with compassion, insight, and the possibility of freedom. And now, she is tackling the most challenging and universal source of fear: death and dying.

https://courses.shambhala.com/this-sacred-journey/

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Christ Consciousness ~ John Main

It becomes more evident each year that meditation, as a way of friendship and compassion, builds a bridge of the spirit between peoples of different faiths, between rich and poor, and between those suffering conflict or division. The great social and psychological distresses of modern society call for a change of mind and heart, for a deep contemplative response. John Main believed that each human being, whatever their lifestyle, is called to this spiritual depth and that the foundations of civilisation rest upon the contemplative consciousness.

https://www.wccm.org/content/john-main


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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 11 October 2018

PM's words at World Mental Health Day reception: 10 October 2018

We are not looking after our health if we are not looking after our mental health. And we need that true parity between physical and mental health, not just in our health systems but elsewhere as well – in our classrooms, our workplaces, in our communities too.

That is why we were so pleased this week to host the first ever Global Ministerial Summit on mental health. And in this landmark agreement we see more than 50 countries have supported the declaration to achieve equity for mental health in the 21st Century.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pms-words-at-world-mental-health-day-reception-10-october-2018

The relationship between mindfulness and mental health

Mindfulness is recommended as a treatment for people with mental ill-health as well as those who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Mindfulness exercises are ways of paying attention to the present moment, using techniques like meditation, breathing, and yoga. Training helps people to become more aware of their thoughts, feelings, and body sensations so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, they are better able to manage them. Practising mindfulness can give more insight into emotions, boost attention and concentration, and improve relationships.

Mindfulness can be practiced by children, young people and adults. There are different ways to practice mindfulness. Group courses run to practise mindfulness in person and there are online courses too where you can learn through self-directed practice at home. You don't need to be religious or spiritual to practise mindfulness. It can help people with or without religious beliefs.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/mindfulness

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

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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

Most Powerful Video on Spirituality and Happiness - Eckhart Tolle's Teaching

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Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks at the Global Mental Health Summit in London, on World Mental Health day. This summit, today’s declaration and our commitment to achieving equality between mental and physical health is a bold, ambitious statement of intent.

https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/global-ministerial-mental-health-summit

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Kissing You ~ Des'ree

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 4 October 2018


A collective effort to maximise the value of events and activities held during the opening of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and focused on driving progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals.

Over the three weeks Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke on Mindfulness & Sustainability.

The relationship between mindfulness and sustainable development - Part 3

In the past, mindfulness training has been successfully used in order to reduce chronic stress levels and wellbeing whilst increasing concentration capabilities.

The BiNKA project connects these effects to education for sustainable consumption by researching a well-known phenomenon: the discrepancy between environmental awareness and actual behaviour, the so called attitude-behaviour-gap. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFN7kVF-LSw

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

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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

Dialogue on Mindfulness & Sustainability ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

In the BiNKA project, the connection between mindfulness and sustainable consumer behavior was empirically investigated for the first time in a comprehensive intervention study. Here, the research interest of the effect of a consumer-focused mindfulness training ("BiNKA training") on a more sustainable design of individual consumer behavior in the context of Education for Sustainable Consumption (BNK).

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Dialogue on Mindfulness & Sustainability ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

In the BiNKA project, the connection between mindfulness and sustainable consumer behavior was empirically investigated for the first time in a comprehensive intervention study. Here, the research interest of the effect of a consumer-focused mindfulness training ("BiNKA training") on a more sustainable design of individual consumer behavior in the context of Education for Sustainable Consumption (BNK).

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Suniai ~ Ajeet Kaur

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 27 September 2018

GSMA Chairman, Sunil Bharti Mittal and Director General, Mats Granryd. The mobile industry is having a profound impact on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Download Report

The relationship between mindfulness and sustainable development - Part 2

In the past, mindfulness training has been successfully used in order to reduce chronic stress levels and wellbeing whilst increasing concentration capabilities.

The BiNKA project connects these effects to education for sustainable consumption by researching a well-known phenomenon: the discrepancy between environmental awareness and actual behaviour, the so called attitude-behaviour-gap. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFN7kVF-LSw

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

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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

Dialogue on Mindfulness & Sustainability ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

In the BiNKA project, the connection between mindfulness and sustainable consumer behavior was empirically investigated for the first time in a comprehensive intervention study. Here, the research interest of the effect of a consumer-focused mindfulness training ("BiNKA training") on a more sustainable design of individual consumer behavior in the context of Education for Sustainable Consumption (BNK).

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Dialogue on Mindfulness & Sustainability ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

In the BiNKA project, the connection between mindfulness and sustainable consumer behavior was empirically investigated for the first time in a comprehensive intervention study. Here, the research interest of the effect of a consumer-focused mindfulness training ("BiNKA training") on a more sustainable design of individual consumer behavior in the context of Education for Sustainable Consumption (BNK).

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Suniai ~ Ajeet Kaur

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 20 September 2018

The relationship between mindfulness and sustainable development - Part 1

In the past, mindfulness training has been successfully used in order to reduce chronic stress levels and wellbeing whilst increasing concentration capabilities.

The BiNKA project connects these effects to education for sustainable consumption by researching a well-known phenomenon: the discrepancy between environmental awareness and actual behaviour, the so called attitude-behaviour-gap. www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFN7kVF-LSw

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 Trick To Stop That Voice Inside Your Head ~ Eckhart Tolle

Tolle talks about how our negative thought patterns often dominate our minds—on a personal and collective level—and how we can prevent these patterns from manifesting negative situations in our daily lives. Every thought is a form of energy and certain thoughts can take over human beings in the same way that a virus can proliferate and take over the body. For example, a person reads an article on the Internet about a conspiracy theory, and then a little thought seeps into his or her mind about it. Suddenly, it takes hold of the mind and creates other related thoughts about conspiracies until that individual is totally possessed by a group of interrelated thoughts. As a result, he or she begins to look at reality through the veil of these delusions. This is how a viral infection happens on the mental level. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Um5fKNsJrVc

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Dialogue on Mindfulness & Sustainability ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

In the BiNKA project, the connection between mindfulness and sustainable consumer behavior was empirically investigated for the first time in a comprehensive intervention study. Here, the research interest of the effect of a consumer-focused mindfulness training ("BiNKA training") on a more sustainable design of individual consumer behavior in the context of Education for Sustainable Consumption (BNK).

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Suniai ~ Ajeet Kaur

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 13 September 2018

Terry Patten on Inner-work and Outer-work

A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.

One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.

The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”

The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.

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

Inner-work and Outer-work ~ Terry Patten

Terry Patten is an international speaker and consultant as a community organizer, philosopher, and teacher. He has founded multiple non-profits and social movements for causes that serve the greater good. In this episode, Terry and Eric discuss his new book which deals with the intersection of being all you can be (self-growth) and helping others (social activism). He argues that you can’t fulfill either without addressing both (and we tend to agree!). If you’d like to know more about different forms of activism, how you can be both focused on your inner-world AND the outer-world, and thinking in terms of both AND rather than either OR, then this episode is for you. https://www.oneyoufeed.net/terry-patten/

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Mindfulness for All: Coming to Our Senses ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world. www.youtube.com

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Cello Blue ~ David Darling

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 6 September 2018

How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand ~ William Blake

The poem begins with a quatrain which captures how the beauty of nature and the universe is often in the small everyday details: "To see a world in a grain of sand." This could reflect how children see the world. Then the poem goes on with a stark warning about the inevitable consequences for society when there is wanton mistreatment of people and nature . . .

Context – BBC BitesizeNarrator ~ Astrophysicist Adam Frank Why Do We Feel Awe? ~ Dacher Keltner

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

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 See The World In A Grain Of Sand ~ William Blake

See top of page for details and links.

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Coming to Our Senses ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world. www.youtube.com

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Cello Blue ~ David Darling

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 30 August 2018

The Power of The Thought ~ Mooji

Satsang with Mooji, London: "If you don't have an interest in the thought, it has no power. You don't have to transcend it. It simply doesn't exist."

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

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Jon Kabat-Zinn ~ Introduced by Dr. Steven Hickman

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world. www.youtube.com

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Coming to Our Senses ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world. www.youtube.com

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Cello Blue ~ David Darling

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 23 August 2018

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

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Jon Kabat-Zinn ~ Introduced by Dr. Steven Hickman

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world. www.youtube.com

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Coming to Our Senses ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of "Coming to Our Senses", which is also the name of his new book, subtitled "Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness". A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn expounds upon the value of "resting in awareness" not only to facilitate clarity in ourselves, but also as a means of relating to and healing the "dis-ease" in politics, society and the world. www.youtube.com

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Cello Blue ~ David Darling

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 16 August 2018

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

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In Pursuit of Silence ~ A film by Patrick Shen

This award-winning film is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Be inspired to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world. www.youtube.com

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In Pursuit of Silence ~ A film by Patrick Shen

This award-winning film is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Be inspired to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our world. www.youtube.com

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Cello Blue ~ David Darling

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 16 August 2018

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 Pursuit of Silence ~ A film by Patrick Shen

This award-winning film is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Be inspired to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our 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

In Pursuit of Silence ~ A film by Patrick Shen

This award-winning film is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound, and the impact of noise on our lives. Be inspired to experience silence and celebrate the wonders of our 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

Cello Blue ~ David Darling

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 9 August 2018

BBC Proms

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


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: Beginners 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

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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

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

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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

BBC Proms Folk Event ~ Gaelic "mouth music" by Julie Fowlis

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Mindfulness Meditation Practice - Thursday 2 August 2018

(Based on content from Thursday 4 August 2016)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I9dpiEsHk8

'The Anthem' - Rio 2016 Olympic Games was 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

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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Daily Flame

When we tend to our Inner Pilot Light—that flame of consciousness that is uniquely us yet part of a greater Divine fire—we tap into an unlimited source of wise guidance and unconditional love. You'll learn to kindle your own Divine spark and bring greater alignment to your relationships, health, job, purpose, and more. You can listen to a sample below.

I'll show you how to move closer to your own center, to reconnect with your creator, and to live a more fulfilling and joyful life. When you start trusting the voice of your deepest truth, you enter the mysterious landscape of the soul, one where you will discover a wellspring of meaning, purpose, and wholeness.