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In this guided meditation, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche gives simple instructions for bringing awareness to the body, sensory experience, surroundings, space, and awareness itself. The main point of the practice is to fully embrace the present moment with mindfulness and awareness. Meditation instructions as transcribed from the video: Please keep your spine […]

Pema Chödrön, an ordained nun in the Shambhala lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, talks about the importance of meditation in order to develop self-compassion and consequently true compassion for other beings. Transcript: I think you just keep in mind, that if you want to, as your life goes on, be more and more able to help […]

This film, Quiet Mind: Meditation in Real Life, introduces Zen Buddhism and features Soto Zen roshi Norman Fischer, founder and spiritual director of the Everyday Zen Foundation, which is dedicated to expressing Zen Buddhist teachings in contemporary form. Highlights and excerpts from the video: Zen Buddhism Norman Fischer: “When you sit, you notice that every […]

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 […]

Zen master Ruben Habito of the Sanbo Kyodan lineage describes the three fruits of Zen practice. Transcript: What is Zen? Zen is about paying attention, and in doing so, awakening to the dynamic reality of each present moment. This is a way of life whereby we are able to give ourselves time on a daily […]

Nondual teacher Francis Lucille talks about what self-inquiry is in this short clip excerpted from “Western Masters of Non-Duality” by StillnessSpeaks.com. Transcript: [Self-inquiry] is an investigation into the nature of consciousness, of the, what I call, the core of our experience, the reality of our experience, the reality of that which we are. To be […]

Peter Russell and Shauna Shapiro (see bios below) talk about their nondual approach to teaching meditation and later led participants through a 20-minute guided meditation. Recorded at the Science and NonDuality Conference, San Rafael, CA, 2011. Here is the transcript from the guided meditation part (starts at 18:02): Just take a moment to arrive into […]

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, […]

James Dierke, principal of Visitacion Valley Middle School in San Francisco, CA, talks about the meditation program he implemented to try and improve student learning and behavior in his school. When Dierke first arrived at the school it had the highest absentee rate, the highest suspension rate, the highest teacher turnover rate, the lowest academic […]

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