Just Float ~ Carolyn McCarthy

In my favorite holiday movie, Home for the Holidays, single mother Claudia Larson (the fabulous Holly Hunter) is living the full catastrophe. In the span of 24 hours, she gets fired, kisses her (now former) boss, and comes down with a cold. She’s headed to visit her...

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...

Roots of Compassion 2019 – Training the Mind

by Tim Burnett, August 2019 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2019 In August 2019, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings of lojong, or mind training, which support the development of...

Stress: Gateway to a More Meaningful Life ~ Catherine Duffy

Stress. We all deal with it on many levels and in many forms every day. Whether in our homes, at work, with family members or partners, sometimes it feels as though stress follows us around like an ironclad shadow. I had always heard that stress is bad for the human...

Roots of Mindfulness 2019 – The Practice of Dedication

by Tim Burnett, March 2019 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2019 In March 2019, Mindfulness Northwest director and leader teacher Tim Burnett led a weekend retreat and gave two talks focused on the idea of dedication.   Talk 1 (Saturday)   Talk Notes...

Roots of Compassion 2018 – The Brahma Viharas (Divine Abodes)

with Tim Burnett & Oori Silberstein, August 2018 LECTURES FROM THE BUDDHIST ROOMS OF COMPASSION RETREAT, AUGUST 2018 In August 2018, Mindfulness Northwest director and leader teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day silent mindfulness retreat with co-teacher Oori...

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...