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Timothea Goddard

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Posts by Timothea Goddard for Mindfulness News

Distance Mindfulness (MBSR) Training

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For many years I was not keen on offering the MBSR program via the internet, as it seemed like it would take away from the individual exploration and intimacy that...

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Three kinds of shenanigans going on in the world of mindfulness.

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Shenanigans is such a great word. It is a noun that means: mischief, trouble, pranks, high-jinks, tomfoolery.    Mindfulness is everywhere.

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Re-engaging with the body - download a new practice

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I am on an island at the moment. How good is that?!  It is Facing Island - a tiny island off Gladstone in Queensland.

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Longing and mindfulness as a panacea or path?

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I love this rendering of the power of longing.

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"Community of the Afflicted" - a great advertisement for mindfulness training!

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I love this short piece by Jon Kabat-Zinn called “Listening is an act of love”.

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Throwing Things Away

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“I am shocked by the ignorance and wastefulness with which persons who should know better throw away the things they do not like.

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The wish to be generous

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This tree is here. It is no longer alive in the biological sense, but in the sense of participation and presence and contribution, it is very much alive.

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What mindfulness course is right for you?

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There is a dazzling array of mindfulness offerings around lately, so how to choose?   Here is a chart that maps out different kinds of training - from the most accessible and...

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Death and presence - Thank you dear Mary Oliver

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Mary Oliver died on the 17th January, 2019. We are a long time dead.

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All parts are welcome ~ Loosening our identification in mindfulness meditation practice

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Our fears are like dragons guarding our most precious treasures – Rilke Most of us come to mindfulness practice to deal with something we don’t want.

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ABC Catalyst - The Mindfulness Experiment

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ABC’s Catalyst recently conducted “ The Mindfulness Experiment” by inviting 15 Australians from all walks of life into an eight-week intensive mindfulness meditation program: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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Six things to expect from an MBSR course - and they may surprise you.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is different from many other contemporary mindfulness offerings in four ways: it is evidence-based it’s not a quick fix you will actually practice the training exercises that make...

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“Progress” in meditation and opening to the bigger picture

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My colleague Nancy Bardecke says: “Expectations? Suffering under construction!” So often when we are learning something new we expect this – the straight line of progress.

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Tenderness in our practice and our relationships

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A few years back I went to a one day seminar with a remarkable person - Kent Hoffman. He is a long term meditation dude in the Zen tradition, and also the founder of a profound parenting program - the Circle of Security which is grounded in the latest science about how kids and parents thrive. He had some interesting things to say about life, love and stress - the foundation being:  

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Practice as resting (in the flow of our inner life)

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We work so hard at everything. And anything can become one more task to do – including our mindfulness practice.

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Mindfulness and climate change: are we paying attention to the things that matter?

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Dear friends, I don’t usually write emails through Openground that are directed specifically to our governance as a community, but I think now is the time.

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