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