On Two Feet and a Breath

instructions on returning to mindful awareness throughout the day Pause before opening a door into a meeting, exam or interview… Two Feet – feel your feet on the ground and a breath – be aware through one breath cycle. And continue into the room. A little more...

Tips for Maintaining Your Practice

by Tim Burnett Question subjective experience in meditation Recognize that the mind desires pleasant experience and don’t assume that difficult or unpleasant conditions during meditation mean it “isn’t working.” Meet what is with equanimity and evaluate in...

Levels of Practice

by Richard Johnson Types of Practice As you contemplate putting together your own ongoing mindfulness practice, you might consider these three building blocks: (1) formal practice on your own, (2) group formal practice, and (3) informal practice. Group Practice: You...

A Note on Noting by Stephen Levine

Stephen Levine’s nice essay on the practice of Noting is taken from his book Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings. Noting is a silent acknowledgment in the heart of what is occurring in the mind. Noting simply states what is without the least intention...

Three-Minute Breathing Space

This brief practice can be used when we find our thoughts or mood spiraling in a negative direction STEP 1: BECOMING AWARE Deliberately adopt an erect and dignified posture, whether sitting or standing. If possible, close your eyes. Then, bring your awareness to your...