Mindful Check-in (7 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The Mindful Check-In is a great way to shift into a deeper awareness of where your whole body-heart-mind system is “at” right now. Drop below the storyline with this powerful practice for taking a purposeful pause. You may find yourself coming out...

Fall Weekend Retreat 2022 – Finding the Space

by Tim Burnett, September 2022 FALL WEEKEND RETREAT 2022 In September 2022, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett led a weekend retreat at the Samish Island Retreat Center focussed on “finding the space.”  We offer two or...

Roots of Compassion 2022 – Four Practices for Connecting Deeply

by Tim Burnett, August 2022 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2022 In August 2022, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings on connecting deeply using the four traditional practices...

Soften Soothe Allow (19 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

Soften, Soothe, Allow is a practice for working with difficult emotions arising from life’s challenges. In this practice from our Mindful Self-Compassion program you’ll bring to mind a life challenge and explore the emotions that arise around it and how to use a...

Gratitude Practice (5 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The practice of gratitude has been strongly linked to happiness in emotion research. In gratitude practice we focus on what we're grateful for in our lives which can gradually shift our baseline orientation in life towards a spirit of gratefulness. For more on being...

Awareness of Breathing (5 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

In this core meditation practice, we direct attention to the sensations associated with breathing as our bodies inhale and exhale. This practice is a powerful tool for grounding in our experience of the present moment. Other breath practices like Breath Counting and...

RAIN in depth (14 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

RAIN practice (3 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

Two Feet and a Breath (1 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

This is a brief mindfulness practice you can do in the middle of your days. There are many ways to support (and remember!) your natural human ability to deeply pause. A purposeful pause helps to create space in which you return to yourself, find more freedom in your...