[mindfulness] Videos

Shinzen Young, a Vipassana (mindfulness) teacher, answers a question on how self-inquiry relates to mindfulness practice. One might initially look at these as two different approaches in meditation, but Shinzen explains elegantly the symmetry between them. Transcript: Someone wrote in asking, “How does self-inquiry relate to mindfulness practice?” It’s a really interesting question. In a […]

Catherine Kerr, PhD, renowned expert on neuroscience and meditation, presents her research findings on why mindfulness meditation begins by focusing on the breath, and how mindfulness-based somatic awareness (cultivated through attention to breath, body sensations) changes the brain. Excerpts: Mindfulness is a secular form of meditation that is being portrayed in health care settings all […]

Dr. Deepak Chopra briefly explains one of the health benefits of meditation in slowing down the aging process. He cites the work of Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, a cell biologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her co-discovery of an enzyme called the telomerase. This enzyme influences the length of […]

Kelly McGonigal, PhD, presents the latest findings from neuroscience on how meditation practice changes the brain, and offers fresh insight into concepts like mindfulness and suffering. Here’s Part 2 of the video: Highlights as transcribed from the presentation: Experiential Self vs. Conceptual Self The mind’s habit of carefully constructing and then rigidly defending a sense […]

David Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, presents a basic introduction to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation. Instructions from the video: [Mindfulness meditation] is a wonderful and ancient remedy for the stress and anxiety of modern life. It can help us develop strength, clarity, […]

Genpo Roshi walks participants through a mini-version of the Big Mind process for a taste of how the technique works. Genpo Roshi (Dennis Merzel), an American Zen teacher, developed the “Big Mind Process” as a specific technique that merges Western psychological techniques (specifically Voice Dialogue therapy) with Buddhist conceptions of self and mind. Big Mind […]

Dharma Punx in New York City finds connection between Buddhism and punk rock ideology. In this CBS News interview Dr. Jon LaPook talks with teacher Josh Korda about how the punk movement finds a home in the ancient spiritual tradition. A few excerpts from the interview: “Both punks and Buddhism have an enormous questioning of […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of scientific research on meditation, describes  the benefits of meditation practice on the mind, brain and body. One of the main points he discusses is how meditation actually makes changes in the brain structurally, in a process that is known in neuroscience as neuroplasticity. Excerpts from the video: “Meditation can transform […]

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