Friday, December 25, 2015

Mindfulness Research...

Here is a link to the 2011 Volume 12 of Contemporary Buddhism in a PDF form. This issue is completely dedicated to mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Cognitive Therapy.

I have read several of the articles now and if your interested in bringing a greater level of peace into your life and practice then I suggest reading this journal.  :)



https://static1.squarespace.com/static/53e0268de4b0f2394fee5f54/t/54417533e4b052501de8906b/1413575987183/ContemporaryBuddhism-Mindfulness.pdf

I am interested in the term Dukkha, which basically means the suffering we put ourselves into with thoughts that aren't correct but we think they are especially if we feel an emotion with the thoughts. Then I heard about the 4 noble truths which this journal also addresses and that was interesting. I love using or trying to use loving kindness meditation and there is a nice article about this too. Plus much more.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

60 Minutes Special on Mindfulness - Anderson Cooper

It was August 2014 and I was visiting Seattle with my daughters. We had spent the day sightseeing at my old stomping grounds of my childhood and we decided to go to the beach just west of Ballard.
It was at this beach that I learned I was accepted into the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course in SLC lead by Vicky Kennedy Overfelt.

That acceptance started the beginning of several new path opening up for me to enter.  Below is the link for the 60 Minutes production on mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn.

I am now working the steps to become certified as an instructor. Maybe I will help others but mostly I want to help myself which will indeed help others on their journey as well.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mindfulness-anderson-cooper-60-minutes/

Rats, the site says you need a membership...  Above is the youtube video:    https://youtu.be/KDxIBQT7F54  and this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbLVTZuTdmQ