Affectionate Breathing (24 minute audio) ~ Tim Burnett

The practice of Affectionate Breathing is a core Mindful Self-Compassion practice. This practice "warms up" the core mindfulness practice Awareness of Breathing by bringing elements of self-kindness and inviting a feeling of being nurtured by the breath. Affectionate...

Loving-Kindness Meditation (15 minute audio) ~ Tim Burnett

Loving-kindness stengthens the natural human desire that you and others be well. A core part of our Mindful Self-Compassion program as well as other compassion cultivation programs, loving-kindness meditation uses a combination of imagery and language to open the...

Loving-Kindness for a Loved One (22 minute audio) ~ Tim Burnett

Loving-kindness stengthens the natural human desire that you and others be well. A core part of our Mindful Self-Compassion program as well as other compassion cultivation programs, loving-kindness meditation uses a combination of imagery and language to open the...

Video Course (7 practices)

Explore these videos on mindfulness practice at your own pace. Thanks to King County’s employee wellness program, Balanced You, for supporting the creation of these videos. Anchoring Meditation – 8 minutes   Self-Compassion break – 6-minute...

An Exploration of Forgiveness ~ Tim Burnett

To Forgive: (1) to cease to feel resentment against (an offender) (2) to give up any claim to requital (compensation or retaliation) (3) to grant relief from debt. [Merriam-Webster] “To forgive is to abandon all hope of a better past.” – author...

Contemplative Self-Care ~ Tim Burnett

Dear Friends, Lately I’ve been thinking about how I can support myself better in living more deeply in the way I intend: to be more grounded and deliberate in my choices at home, especially. And since I’m home so much more, this matters. Work, play, rest,...

Roots of Mindfulness 2020 – The Three Marks of Existence

by Tim Burnett & Robin Boudette, October 2020 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2020 In October 2020, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 7-day retreat on the teachings on the foundational Buddhist teaching of the...

Roots of Compassion 2020 – Deep Teachings on Patience

by Tim Burnett, September 2020 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2020 In August 2020, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings on patience with reference to the 8th Century Indian teacher...

The Thread You Follow ~ Tim Burnett

Dear Friends, There’s a poem by William Stafford called “The Way It Is” that we share in class sometimes: There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You...

Roots of Mindfulness 2019 – The Seven Factors of Awakening

by Tim Burnett & Robin Boudette, October 2019 LECTURES FROM THE FALL 2019 ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS RETREAT In October 2019, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 7-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings of the Seven Factors...

Wise Neutrality ~ Tim Burnett

I recently ran across this quotation from James Baldwin: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing is changed until it is faced.” Mindfulness and compassion training help us with this practice of “facing” in so many ways. The practices help...