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From Grumpiness to Gratitude [Audio]

From Grumpiness to Gratitude, by Mary Grace Orr:  

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A Story: Practicing Mindfulness with Kindfulness

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Kindfulness, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Unconditionally Friendly Toward Life [Audio]

Unconditionally Friendly Toward Life, by Tara Brach:

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Settling Into Presence

https://www.eckharttollenow.com Eckhart Tolle offers guidance for settling into presence and resting in the depth of an “unfilled” moment. This video features the music of Nawang Khechog

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Why Empathy Is Not the Best Way to Care

Oasis had it right: stop crying your heart out. Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that empathy may be working against our best interests, and that compassion may be a better strategy. Bloom’s

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What Can We Learn Through Betrayal?

Be careful with the stories the mind creates. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness for your health, relationships, career, meditation

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Paul Bloom: Why Empathy Is Not the Best Way to Care

Oasis had it right: stop crying your heart out. Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that empathy may be working against our best interests, and that compassion may be a better strategy. I argued

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What Can We Learn Through Betrayal?

Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance for developing mindfulness for your health, relationships, career, meditation and more!50% OFF Safely download

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Forgiveness Meditation

The acclaimed author and teacher leads a meditation to practice forgiveness of others and of oneself, and to seek forgiveness. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Self Compassion

It’s all too easy to be extremely tough on ourselves; we need – at points – to get better at self-compassion. Here is an exercise in how to lessen the voices of self-flagellation. If you

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Guided Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation [Audio]

Guided Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation, by Shaila Catherine:

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Guided Meditation – External Kindness [Audio]

Guided Meditation – External Kindness, by Achaan Sucitto:

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Guided Meditation on Love and Forgiveness [Audio]

Guided meditation on love and forgiveness, by Kamala Masters:

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Guided Equanimity with Awareness Practice [Audio]

Guided Equanimity with Awareness Practice, by Kamala Masters:

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The Simplicity of Karma [Audio]

The Simplicity of Karma, by Tony Bernhard:  

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We are the Earth [Audio]

We are the Earth, by Margarita Loinaz:  

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Awakening the Heart ~ by Thich Nhat Hanh [Video]

Published on Oct 11, 2013 What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily

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Guided Metta Meditation with Joseph Goldstein [Video]

Published on Mar 30, 2015 Here is a short introductory dharma talk on metta followed by a guided meditation with Buddhist teacher Joseph Goldstein. Meditation begins at 8:30. Some Q&A with Joseph

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Jack Kornfield: Forgiveness Meditation

Forgiveness of others, forgiveness of yourself To practice forgiveness meditation, let yourself sit comfortably, allowing your eyes to close and your breath to be natural and easy. Let your body and mind

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Existential Bummer

Man is literally split in two: He has an awareness of his own splendid uniqueness in that he sticks out of nature with a towering majesty, and yet he goes back into the ground a few feet in order blindly

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Simple Kindness

Here Is Your Free Ebook: The Four Noble Truths There’s a story with which many of you are probably familiar, that begins with the Buddha walking in the woods with some of his disciples. At one point

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Mary Gordon: Roots Of Empathy’s Impact

This video discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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Jack Kornfield: What Forgiveness Means

This video explains that forgiveness isn’t quick, easy, or sentimental. But it’s invaluable for your own well-being. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step guidance

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Roots of Empathy’s Impact

Mary Gordon discusses the research showing that Roots of Empathy reduces aggression, boosts emotional literacy, and creates more caring children. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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What Forgiveness Means

The acclaimed teacher and author explains that forgiveness isn’t quick, easy, or sentimental. But it’s invaluable for your own well-being. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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The Practice Of Forgiveness [Audio]

Guided Meditation – The Practice Of Forgiveness, by Guy Armstrong: So, this evening in the guided meditation, we’re going to focus on a subject that we do as a complement to the loving kindness

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How To Be Self-Compassionate

Published on Oct 16, 2014The world’s leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program considers–and rebuts–some of the main objections to treating

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All About Love [Audio]

All About Love by Spring Washam: ..and especially meta practice. In this idea of friendliness, they’re always cultivating. You know, sometimes because people can get very intellectual with Buddhism.

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Love, Loss and Symbolic Death

“If the love object is divine perfection, then one’s own self is elevated by joining one’s destiny to it… All our guilt, fear, and even our mortality itself can be purged in a

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Loving Kindness for Our Benefactor [Audio]

Guided Loving Kindness Meditation for our Benefactor, by Anushka Fernandopulle: Meta-practice, we’ll start with what’s easiest. And even where it seems to be easiest, sometimes it’s not easiest.

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How To Feel More Self-Compassion [Audio]

A talk on self-compassion by Rick Hanson: So, as the Buddha writes here or says here, if we really, you know, the brain is continually changing its structure and function based on our experiences, for

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Guided Meditation on Forgiveness [Audio]

Guided Heart Meditation on Forgiveness by Tara Brach: In a few moments, we’ll begin the guided practice. If there’s any way you need to shift your posture to be comfortable yet alert, please do. In

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Cultivating The Heart of Inclusivity [Audio]

Cultivating The Heart of Inclusivity by Sylvia Boorstein: So, here’s a story. Sometime in the last decade, at the time of ___, I came home and there was a message in my home answering machine from

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Guided Compassion Meditation [Audio]

Guided Compassion Meditation by Bonnie Duran: So, we know that compassion is one of four Brahma Vihara’s. It’s a very wholesome and important mental quality. It’s actually one of the fifty two

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Fred Luskin: The Choice To Forgive

This video discusses how forgiveness is a choice in every case of loss, and that if forgiveness is chosen, openness will allow you to view life more positively. Instance 1 330 Mindfulness WorksheetsStep-by-step

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How To Take Care Of Yourself (While Taking Care Of Others)

How do you balance taking care of yourself and others without sacrificing your dreams or suffering burning out? Here are four strategies: 1. Focus on your circle of influence: With all the texts, emails

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Guided Meditation For Gratitude

This is a 10 minute guided meditation that is meant to help you start your day in a calm and loving way. This is day two of our full meditation series and in this video, we will focus on gratitude

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Unleashing Your Inner Golden Retriever [Audio]

Unleashing your inner golden retriever by Jonathan Foust: Last week, I went to buy some dog food and I went into the town and a sort of a high end place, sort of a day spa for dogs where I went to buy

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When Love Meets Fear [Audio]

When love meets fear, by David Richo: Welcome to our day free from the fears that happen when love walks in. That’s our topic. And I’m David Richo and I’d like to begin with this card, because it’s

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Building Empathy

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Building Empathy, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Food for the Heart

Here Is Your Free Ebook: j Detachment Within Activity Given at Wat Pah Pong during the rains retreat, 1977. Take a look at the example of the Buddha. Both in his own practice and in his methods for teaching

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Knowing the Consequences of Your Behavior

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Consequences, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Cultivating a Quality or Virtue

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Cultivating a Quality, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Saturating Your Being With Appreciation

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Appreciation, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this topic– the emotions

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Cultivating Gratitude

To begin this Mindfulness Exercise on Cultivating Gratitude, please bring kind awareness to – why you chose this topic– how your belly, chest, and head each feel when you reflect on this

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Jack Kornfield: 12 Principles of Forgiveness

Uploaded on Aug 23, 2011 The acclaimed author and teacher explains the principles that are integral to the process of forgiving, according to Buddhist philosophy. One: Understand what forgiveness

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3 Ways Meditation Benefits Your Love Life

If you’re struggling in your romantic life, consider the ways that maintaining a faithful meditation practice may help. The mental dedication and physical commitment necessary to achieve the benefits

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The Sublime Attitudes: A Study on Love

Here Is Your Free Ebook:   The sublime attitudes (brahmavihāras) are the Buddha’s primary heart teachings—the ones that connect most directly with our desire for true happiness. They’re the

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Let Your Lovelight Shine

Qoya is based on the idea through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Using movement as metaphor and infusing movement with meaning, the words wise, wild,

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Hearts Break So They Can Open

Qoya is based on the idea through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Using movement as metaphor and infusing movement with meaning, the words wise, wild,

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