Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals

Welcome to this course on Mindfulness Teaching Fundamentals.
 
This course will provide you with an overview of key concepts and basic exercises that are central to mindfulness practice. You will be introduced to considerations for managing and facilitating mindfulness classes. The course will also provide you with a self-assessment tool to revisit as you begin your journey as a teacher of mindfulness meditation.

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The 28-Day Mindfulness Challenge

Every day for the next 28 days, you'll practice some of the world's best tools and practices to build your mindfulness habit.  

Day 1 begins your first challenge: a short and sweet guided meditation to start or end your day with mindful clarity. 

 

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An Introduction To Mindfulness

This course provides an in-depth introduction to the foundations of mindfulness meditation practice, in an easy-to-follow, 14-day training guide.

This course focuses specifically on the practical implementation of mindfulness meditation, rather than just a conceptual understanding. Whether you're a beginner just starting out, or already an advanced practitioner, if you're a interested in building a strong foundation of HOW to practice mindfulness meditation, using an approach that is based on science and reason, then this is the course for you!

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Living With Gratitude

Welcome to this course on Gratitude! Gratitude is a very important attribute to develop as part of one’s perspective and approach to living. I have seen many suggestions for people to practice gratitude but I have not seen very much offered in terms of teachings in gratitude.

Gratitude is a parent virtue to the other virtues of kindness, generosity, compassion and forgiveness. The intention of this course is to provide you with teachings in gratitude to deepen your understanding of this important life perspective. 

Thank you!

Sean Fargo, Founder of Mindfulness Exercises

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UCLA's Guided Meditations (English and Spanish)

For an introduction to mindfulness meditation that you can practice on your own, stream these guided meditations. Recorded by UCLA MARC's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston.

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Mindfulness of Eating

Welcome to this course on Mindful Eating! This course includes:

  • Why mindful eating is NOT a diet
  • How to practice mindfulness in daily life
  • How to recognize WHY we eat
  • How to recognize physical hunger
  • How to use a hunger fullness scale
  • How to recognize when, what and how we want to eat
  • How to understand “head-hunger”
  • How to mindfully enjoy food that will fuel our lives

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An Introduction to the 'Search Inside Yourself' Program, Developed at Google

How do the best leaders manage change, stay resilient, and inspire growth? Developed at Google by leading experts in neuroscience, business, and psychology, the Search Inside Yourself program teaches you the practical mindful leadership and emotional intelligence tools to bring out your best. What began as a mindful leadership initiative within Google has spread to over 30 countries and 100 cities around the world. The full SIY program, which is a two-day in-person training, has been shown to: reduce stress, improve focus, raise peak performance, and improve interpersonal relationships.

To learn more or bring Search Inside Yourself to your company, visit: SIYLI.org  This online program is an introduction to the topics covered in the full  Search Inside Yourself with videos from the originators of the SIY program.

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Mindfulness Meditations for Kids

Welcome to these Mindfulness Meditations for Kids! They are a simple and effective mindfulness exercises that can be used to help ease worries, anxiety and stress. Please take a moment to unwind with your child, listening to these mindfulness meditations together. Thank you!

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10 Day Vipassana Course

Vipassana, or insight meditation, is the practice of continued close attention to sensation, through which one ultimately sees the true nature of existence. It is believed to be the form of meditation practice taught by the Buddha himself, and although the specific form of the practice may vary, it is the basis of all traditions of Buddhist meditation.

Vipassana is the predominant Buddhist meditation practice in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. At the beginning of the twentieth century, there was an important revival of this early form of meditation practice led by the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. Following Mahasi Sayadaw’s death in 1982, Sayadaw U Pandita was chosen as his principle preceptor. U Pandita was one of the world’s leading teachers of Vipassana meditation and was been an important influence on many Vipassana teachers in the West, including Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein of the Insight Meditation Society. He was the founder and abbot of Panditarama Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar.

- https://www.lionsroar.com/how-to-practice-vipassana-insight-meditation/

 

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The 4 Foundations of Mindfulness

The basic premise of mindfulness is simple. The body does many things without our awareness. When germs invade, our white blood cells attack the invaders without our knowledge. However, we can train ourselves to become aware of the things we do consciously with the body, such as walking, standing, talking, eating, drinking, writing, reading, playing, and other physical activities. We can also develop moment-to-moment awareness of our emotions, sensations, thoughts, and other mental activities. 

From the Buddhist meditator and scholar, Bhikkhu Anālayo, this is a thorough-going series of meditations to the Buddhist teachings on the four foundations of mindfulness. With mindfulness being so widely taught, there is a need for a clear-sighted and experience-based guide. Analayo provides it.

This audio has been made available to the public by Windhorse Publications, one of my favorite publishers of mindfulness-related books. Please visit them here: WindhorsePublications.com/satipatthana-meditation-audio

If you find value in this course, please consider donating to:

Windhorse Publications

Bhikkhu Analayo (please write "for Analayo" in the comment section)

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The Work That Reconnects

The Work that Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action.

This group work arose in North America in the late 1970s, during a time of escalating concerns about nuclear weaponry and the hazards of nuclear power. 

In the mid-1980s participants began calling it Deep Ecology work, thanks to the consonance and inspiration they found in the deep ecological perspective. By then the work was spreading to Europe, Australia, South Asia, Japan and the Soviet Union. 


Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect our Lives, Our World, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown, was published in 1998 to provide an up-to-date description of the theory behind the work and some sixty of its exercises, both new and old. 
 
Here the group work, reflecting the breadth of its applications, came to be called  the Work that Reconnects.

Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy, by Joanna Macy, came out in 2012 and has been translated into several other languages. This book presents the background and context of the work, with exercises old and new, at a level appropriate for individual reflection, book groups and  communities of practice.

The Work That Reconnects is a self-evolving system, and it is growing and changing with the times. It is called “Deep Ecology Work” in Germany, Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan and “Active Hope” in parts of Japan.  The Work That Reconnects Network formed in 2015, offering webinars for facilitators and network hub leaders to bring people together to share their experiences with the Work.

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Brahmavihāra and Emptiness

The brahmavihārās, or the four immeasurables, are the four boundless states of loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity, and the meditation practices used to cultivate them. In this freely offered series of audio meditations, Bhikkhu Analayo reflects on what these teachings offer us now in a time of such fear and uncertainty.

The six meditation instructions comprise an in-depth study of brahmavihāra meditation and the gradual entry into emptiness (described in the Cūḷasuññata-sutta, MN 121), relating both of these modes of practice to progress to awakening. The emphasis throughout is on what is of practical relevance to actual meditation practice.

All donations received from this freely-offered series will be used to ensure that BCBS can continue to operate and offer the precious, liberating teachings of the Buddha during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, as well as to provide Bhikkhu Anālayo with the living conditions he needs to do his research and practice. Thank you for your support!

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