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Jon Kabat-Zinn talk in Memphis

March 25,2017 09:09 am

With the war in the Middle East and missile testing in the Far East, the world is not a peaceful and compassionate place. But our day-to-day lives need not be that way. Here in Memphis, we have many opportunities to cultivate compassion. Last...

A doctor puts his mind to mindfulness

March 27,2016 10:04 am

A few summers ago during a week-long vacation, I started playing a mind game. In the mornings, I would sit outside on a comfortable deck chair, surrounded by the shrill call of cicadas, and gaze across the lawn into the trees. After getting settled,...

The benefits of meditation

March 27,2016 09:54 am

This summer’s Disney-Pixar movie “Inside Out” makes us think about our thinking. But, I wonder, first of all, “can we even think about our thoughts?” In fact, over the summer with campers at Lausanne Collegiate School, from junior...

Meditation: A useful technique for achieving mindfulness

March 27,2016 09:52 am

We sit in a conference room on red swivel chairs, quiet, motionless, eyes closed. We turn off our senses just like we turn down the house lights, switch off the television, and close the garage door at the end of the day. We become numb and detached...

Cultivating a Quiet Mind

March 27,2016 09:33 am

The following questions and responses are presented for the better understanding of meditation. Familiarity with meditation's guiding principles and techniques can be a first step to beginning a practice. Through meditation, many people are able to...

Taking Responsibility for Our Thoughts

March 27,2016 09:16 am

One of the first insights of vipassanā practice is the recognition that the mind has a mind of its own. When we finally begin to attend to the dynamics of our thinking pro­cesses, we realize that thoughts often seem to arise of their own accord,...

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