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How To Move Through Difficulties As A Transformative Initiation

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50 Free Mindfulness Meditations & Guided Scripts

Dear friends, Today I’d like to freely offer two valuable resources. 1.) For developing your own mindfulness habit and repertoire – 50 FREE MINDFULNESS MEDITATIONS 2.) For sharing mindfulness with others – 50 FREE GUIDED MEDITATION SCRIPTS Feel free to share these with others who you think would benefit. Wishing you safety, health, happiness and ease, […]

A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion

Dear friends, For those of you who want spirituality without religion, I encourage you to meet Sam Harris. He wrote a wonderful guide to meditation as a rational practice, informed by neuroscience and psychology. It’s called Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion. Most of us suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of the Buddha […]

One Meditation For Increasing Feelings of Safety, Contentment & Care

Dear friends, Rick Hanson is one of my top three favorite meditation teachers. Humble. Compassionate. Funny. Wise. Practical. He’s the kind of meditation teacher I aspire to be more like. Several years ago, he wrote a revolutionary book on how to wisely cultivate positive character traits in both kids and adults. It’s called Hardwiring Happiness. In the book, he […]

The Importance Of Finding Quiet Time

Dear friends, With all the noise in the world right now, it’s important that we create moments of quiet for ourselves. Quiet helps us to think. To process. To rest. To be. Here are some free mindfulness exercises for creating more quiet time in your life: STILL QUIET PLACE WITHIN (audio by Gil Fronsdal) IN PRAISE OF […]

The desire to be well-informed vs. the desire to stay sane

      Dear friends, Is your desire to be well-informed currently at odds with your desire to stay sane? You may want to consider the practice of equanimity, or cultivating a “caring perspective”. It’s the caring perspective of a wise grandmother. She’s been through a lot in her long life, so she no longer […]

New: 100 Day Mindfulness Challenge

Dear friends, Want to build your daily mindfulness habit with simple, easy-to-follow mindfulness exercises? I’m now extending our popular 28 Day Mindfulness Challenge to a full 100 Day Mindfulness Challenge! Each day for 100 straight days, you’ll receive: – a free mindfulness audio meditation – a free worksheet – journaling reflection prompts – a detailed mindfulness infographic – […]

Free Self-Compassion Exercises

  Dear friends, We all suffer (or at least I do). Why not wish ourselves the same care that a loved one would offer us? Many people object to self-compassion because it feels sappy, because others seem more important, because we feel unworthy, or because we don’t want to feed our ego. But the more […]

Mindfulness For Difficult Conversations

Dear friends, We spend so much of our lives talking to each other, but how much are we simply running on automatic—relying on old habits and hoping for the best? Are we able to truly hear others and speak our mind in a clear and kind way, without needing to get defensive or go on […]

Free Mindful Parenting Online Conference

Dear friends, My friend and acclaimed mindfulness author Michelle Gale is hosting her first ever “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World Online Conference” from September 18th- 20th! Registration is completely free HERE. Join fifteen highly respected mindfulness teachers and thought leaders in mindful living, as they share practical tips to help you reconnect with your children and yourself. Here’s a brief summary: […]

Free Meditations Wherever You Go

Dear friends, Want to be able to listen to free mindfulness meditations wherever you are? Here are some ways to access my free mindfulness meditations from your car, office, meditation cushion, or even in the beautiful outdoors. 🙂 My Spotify Playlist of Free Meditations Insight Timer Playlist YouTube Playlist List of Downloadable Meditations I hope you enjoy these! […]

Mindfulness For Better Sleep

Dear friends, Most of us don’t get a healthy amount of sleep on a regular basis. Younger people often have more difficulty falling asleep, while older people often wake up in the middle of the night and then struggle to fall back asleep again. Insomnia is increasingly prevalent in our culture, with statistics to back […]

New Silent Meditations With Bell Sounds

  Dear friends, Do you prefer to meditate in silence, sitting in stillness without a teacher guiding you through a process? Below are free audio mp3’s that you can download to your computer with various amounts of silence. All of these audios have bell sounds to notify you when the audio has ended, helping you […]

How To Build Confidence Talking About Mindfulness

Dear friends, One of the keys to teaching mindfulness is having a sense of confidence, trust and faith in yourself and in your mindfulness teaching process. When I first started teaching mindfulness, I was really just trying to convince everyone of the benefits. I thought people would actually try everything I taught. It makes me laugh now, […]

My Favorite New Mindfulness Books

    Dear friends, My friend Gary Gach just wrote a wonderful book called Pause, Breathe, Smile. – The Pause is about setting our intention before we think, speak, or act — the ethical dimension of mindfulness. – When we Breathe, we unite mind, body, and spirit, making every moment an opportunity for meditation. – With a Smile, […]

The Difficulty Of Talking About Mindfulness

    Dear friends, When I first started talking about mindfulness with others, I remember trying to convince everyone of the benefits. I thought people would actually try everything I shared. It makes me laugh now, but that’s what I thought people would do, thinking they would listen to my preaching and then actually utilize it. I expected […]

“Me Too” In Popular Mindfulness Communities

    Dear friends, With recent accusations of impropriety made against Chade Meng-Tan (founder of Search Inside Yourself – the mindfulness program born at Google), Sakyong Mipham (leader of the Shambhala community), and Sogyal Rinpoche (famous Tibetan lama), the “Me Too” movement has made a big impact on some of our mindfulness communities. My heartfelt compassion is with the accusers who had the courage to share their stories in […]

Short Mindfulness Quotes & Processes

  Dear friends, It’s funny how a short, pithy question can help unlock us from our daydreams, confusions and disappointments. During a particularly long season of suffering in my life, alone and hungry as a Buddhist monk in the mountains of northeast Thailand, I remember looking for answers in a myriad of spiritual books, practices and reflections. Then one day unexpectedly, I […]

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Do you experience a desire to live more mindfully? It’s an increasingly common feeling. There’s a worldwide trend that many of us have felt the effects of, even if we can’t quite put our finger on what’s happening. We rely more upon technology. We spend more hours at work, or commuting to and from our office. We’re less active, or we eat more processed food. We get less time with our families. All of these things are part and parcel of a modern lifestyle, and they can leave us feeling distant and detached from our true selves.

Free mindfulness meditations, trainings, worksheets and quotes

Here at Mindfulness Exercises, we’ve compiled thousands of free resources to guide you on the path to a more mindful and happier life. There are hundreds of mindfulness ebooks available, absolutely free of charge. Over 320 free mindfulness worksheets are offered to you at no cost, for the betterment of all beings. Our mindfulness videos are also available free of charge to each and every one of our visitors.

On this page, you’ll find links to some of our most recent blog posts on mindfulness. Many of these posts are topical, and attempt to tackle particular issues that might come up on the road to a more mindful existence. Additionally, you’ll find a number of videos to guide you in mindfulness meditation. These guided meditations can be incredibly helpful when you’re first getting started with a mindfulness practice. Meditation can be challenging at first, and it’s our hope that these videos make it easier to begin the practice.

We encourage your to share these free mindfulness exercises with friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else who you think might benefit from them. Our mindfulness ebooks, videos, talks, and worksheets are available free of charge for everyone to use.

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