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Meditation & Relaxation

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The Science Behind Meditation

This 3-minute video link explains how meditation can enhance attention.  The video summarizes a study on attention by researchers at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin.

Meditation Courses with Susan Piver

Susan Piver is an author and meditation teacher. Her website offers an opportunity to sign up for “The Open Heart Project,” and receive two free email newsletters per week. Each newsletter contains a 10-minute guided instructional video to help you build a meditation practice.

Meditation, Emotional Healing & Spiritual Guidance with Tara Brach

This is the website of Tara Brach, a leading western teacher of Buddhist meditation, emotional healing and spiritual awakening. Her website offers free audio and video talks and guided meditations.

Free Talks on Mindfulness & Meditation

This website presents an archive of free and downloadable talks on meditation, mindfulness, and other teachings from the perspective of Buddhism. The speakers are affiliated with the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, California.

Thich Nhat Hahn

Thich Nhat Hahn, teacher, speaker, writer and buddhist monk, is loved worldwide for his simple, poetic and extremely accessible approach to teaching mindful living, meditation and gratitude. Some of his books include: Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life, You Are Here: Discovering the Magic of the Present Moment, The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, How to Love (Mindful Essentials), and The Art of Communicating.

How to Start a Meditation Practice – with Rosslyn Kemerer

Oops. Western culture has things a bit backwards. Meditation is NOT a fix for stress and busyness. But steady practice and awareness can help us to UN-learn the habits that are contributing to mindlessness. Meet Rosslyn Kemerer,  who will be making offerings in the realms of yoga, meditation and self-care through the Allies Sanctuary. This posts gives you the basics you'll need to get started.



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