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Practice Lab: Shamatha Meditation

14 Feb 2019 7:00 AM | Michael Kelberer (Administrator)

In a new 40-minute video (link below), Mindfulness Northwest director Tim Burnett continues his exploration of the Buddhist roots of our mindfulness practices. The Sanskrit word "shamatha" referred to in the essay and guided meditation he offers here means "to pacify," "to cool down," or "to slow down." This is an important aspect of our mindfulness practices. Mindfulness also includes active engagement with the patterns in our minds and hearts, but slowing down enough to stabilize and clarify is an essential ingredient in that process.

Click HERE to watch the video

Click HERE for the article

To learn more about the Buddhist roots of mindfulness we recommend our longer residential retreats:

Roots of Compassion  August 25-30, 2019

Roots of Mindfulness  October 6-13, 2019


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