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From Having a Mantra to Listening to Lizzo, Here’s How to Beat Low Self-Esteem – – Meditation Article

Feeling confident about yourself is important as you go about your day. It helps you accomplish your goals and beat whatever challenges life brings you. Low Self-esteemSome days, you feel like you can conquer the world. You look so fine that you can’t stop looking at yourself in the mirror. Then, there are days when you’re down in the dumps. Sweatpants and an oversized shirt serve as your armor, covering everything you want to hide. That’s OK. Everyone has their…

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Exploring the Intersection of Art and Meditation with Tola Oguntoyinbo – Meditation Article

I recently had the privilege of reconnecting with an old friend of mine, Tola Oguntoyinbo, an artist and entrepreneur living in Chapel Hill, NC. I had a blast in this conversation with Tola. In addition to exploring how meditation practice compliments his art, we explored Tola’s life-changing experience on a 10-day Vipassana Silent Retreat. Vipassana–a non-sectarian technique which focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body–is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. If you’ve been curious about going…

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Four Practices that Will Help You Recognize Sources of Stress in Your Life – – Meditation Article

We may not notice stress in our lives until its effects become pronounced. These practices will alert you to the danger and its sources. Stress kills us in so many waysWhen you lead a busy life, the combination of tasks at work and around the house, social commitments, and distractions on our devices can increase your exposure to elevated levels of stress. By the time you realize that you’re dealing with chronic stress, you may already need to see a…

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Helping Students Practice Mindfulness with Gabriel Baldwin – Meditation Article

BIO: Gabriel Baldwin began learning mindfulness as a fifteen year old at a mindfulness retreat for teenagers at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). As a depressed and bullied teen, learning mindfulness was invaluable to overcoming these challenges. As a staff person on these retreats since 2008 he has now participated in well over 25 with Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) and IMS. After transitioning out of a successful career as an engineer and consultant in the field of energy efficiency…

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What Is Consciousness? Measuring Consciousness with EEG & fMRI – Meditation Article

May 19, 2020 We inherently know what it means to be conscious, yet we have a difficult time explaining it… so what exactly is consciousness?  Throughout history (and still to this day), philosophers and scientists have not fully understood human consciousness.  Back in the 1600s, philosophers believed that the mind was completely separate from the rest of the physical body, but since then large bodies of research have proven a deep connection between the mind and body.  According to the Canadian…

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‘Did I Miss Anything?’: A Man Emerges From a 75-Day Silent Retreat – Meditation Article

Mr. Thorson is not the kind of Buddhist to shy from current events.After graduating from college, he was an organizer for Occupy Wall Street, camping in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan and engaging with pedestrians. He logged a few years with the Buddhist Geeks movement, promoting the use of online technology for enlightenment seeking. His podcast, “Emerge,” seeks to explore “the next phase of the human experiment.”So he was eager, after ending his 75 days of silence, to see what…

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Abiding in Peace, Here and Now – Meditation Article

When? Saturday and Sunday June 13 and 14, 9am-12pm (Pacific time) both days. Where? On Zoom (link will be sent after registration). How much? By donation. In follow-up to his transformative retreat in April, Bodhipaksa will introduce further radical yet simple approaches to meditation that allow experiences of peace, joy, and calmness to unfold effortlessly within us. These tools are accessible regardless of whether or not you attended his first retreat. As well as new meditation skills, you’ll come away…

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How to Practice Metta for a Troubled Time – Meditation Article

Mushim Patricia Ikeda teaches us how to generate loving-kindness and good will as an antidote to hatred and fear. Illustrations by Tomi Um. Metta meditation is not a magical spell you can cast on the population of the U.S. in order to produce a state of utopian bliss. It is not a cure-all for oppression and the unequal distribution of power and privilege. Metta meditation doesn’t work like that. It’s about being determined, courageous, and patient in purifying your own…

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Celebrate National Meditation Month – About Meditation – Meditation Article

May marks the start of National Meditation Month 2018. Every day I hear someone say, “I should meditate.” Usually followed by a but (insert your but here). The buts are basically the same. I should meditate, but: It’s too difficult. I don’t have time. I can’t stop my thoughts. As a mentor and meditation teacher, I listen and usually share insights as to why these particular buts aren’t true. For example: Meditation is easy and effortless. The less you do…

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How to create & influence your dreams – Meditation Article

May 29, 2020 What is Lucid Dreaming? Have you ever waken up in your sleep only to find out that you were actually still asleep and dreaming?  Lucid dreaming is the “phenomenon of becoming aware of the fact that one is dreaming during ongoing sleep” (1).  It means that you are an active member of your dreaming experience and can also potentially change outcomes in your dreams.  It appears that you are in a different level of consciousness than when…

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Yes, Fulfillment Is a Path but It’s Also the Goal – Meditation Article

Achievement versus fulfillment? The tension between these two is a contemplation my spiritual activist friend Gibrán Rivera has been exploring, and it got my wheels turning: The drive to grow and to achieve needs to be tempered. It is a good thing. But it comes with a trap. It can lead us to postpone fulfillment. It can lead us to believe that we will only be fulfilled when we achieve the goals we are seeking. This is a dangerous mind trick. This resonated with me. In…

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Meditation & Creativity with Artist James Zucco – Meditation Article

James Zucco spent many years creating award-winning work as an art director in advertising. Three of his commercials are featured in the permanent collection at MoMA, and his work has earned an Emmy nomination and other industry honors. In 2015 James shifted his focus to his passion for fine art.He now spends his days in the studio, drawing and painting across a variety of mediums. His art now resides in private collections across North America, Europe, and the Middle East…

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Understanding the value of Life through Celebrations – Meditation Article

You might think that parties and celebrations  are the last thing you need right now, but in this era of social distancing, a party could remind us of life’s little wins and celebrations. Social distancing and a worldwide pandemic might make the idea of a party inappropriate, but now more people realize the importance of social gatherings. Bonds are created, and old ones are strengthened. So when countries begin to ease lockdown restrictions, most people might want to gather once…

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Introducing Mindfulness Into the Workplace with Bud Torcom – Meditation Article

This week I’m delighted to share my interview with Bud Torcom, CEO and Co-founder of Mazama Media, a digital media agency and a member of Facebook’s exclusive Small Business Council. As Bud’s company grew, he took on more and more stress and anxiety. He realized he needed to reduce his anxiety and attempted to start meditating on his own. He became frustrated when his mind kept wandering while he was counting breaths. Bud gave up after a few days. About…

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Lynn Shelton on Overcoming Her Darkest Moment on Set – Meditation Article

I last spoke with my friend Lynn Shelton on March 17, just weeks before she passed away suddenly. She was simultaneously one of my role models as a director, one of my very favorite interview subjects, and a true friend in an industry famous for inauthentic ones.I had asked her for a favor for a book I’m working on, “How I Got Through It,” interviews about self-care for creative types, and as always Lynn was eager to contribute. She called…

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Old teaching, new perspectives – Wildmind – Meditation Article

Thank to sydney Rae on Unsplash for the photo.  Way back in my teens I read a book called “From Primitives to Zen,” which was a compendium of texts from the world’s religious traditions, compiled by Mircea Eliade. If you haven’t heard of Eliade, he was a well-known and influential Romanian historian of religion who was Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. His book provided one of my earliest exposures to the Buddha’s teachings, since…

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How to Practice Shamatha Meditation – Meditation Article

Shamatha meditation—mindfulness or concentration—is the foundation of Buddhist practice. Lama Rod Owens teaches us a version from the Vajrayana tradition. Illustration by Carole Henaff. Shamatha means “peaceful abiding” or “tranquility.” Also called mindfulness or concentration meditation, shamatha is an important introductory practice that leads to the practice of vipashyana, or insight meditation. The purpose of shamatha meditation is to stabilize the mind by cultivating a steady awareness of the object of meditation. The traditional practice of shamatha uses different kinds…

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media – Meditation Article

HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. Click ‘I agree’ to allow Verizon Media and our partners to use cookies and similar technologies to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads. We will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products. Learn more about how we use your data in our Privacy Centre. Once you confirm your privacy choices here, you can make changes at any time by…

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Five Easy Tips for a Glowing Skin – – Meditation Article

There is no need to shell out a huge amount of cash to achieve a glorious new look. Some of the tools you need are just around the house. Take a look at this guide for a couple of hair and skincare tips. Glowing SkinGive body contouring a try Are you having problems with diet and exercise-resistant pockets of fat? If you find yourself nodding vigorously, check out CoolSculpting, a non-invasive fat reduction procedure. There is no need to worry…

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When People Say “We Are One”, What Are They Talking About? – Meditation Article

  I entered onto the spiritual path in earnest at a time when the profound esoteric wisdom of the East was being pursued earnestly in many circles. Some of us decided to pursue awakening and enlightenment with single pointed dedication. We lived in communities, did extreme amounts of practices, traveled to India, spent time with teachers and read sacred texts. Revisiting the Roots of Awakening Lately I feel myself called back to these roots and the radical spirit of discovery…

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Exploring Meditation with The Iceman, Wim Hof – Meditation Article

BIO Wim Hof got his nickname “The Iceman” after he broke a number of records with regards to resisting cold. Some of his feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes. Wim is convinced that our bodies are capable of doing the same exceptionally things his body allows him to do. Therefore, he has…

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A Sleep Psychologist’s Take on Sleep During COVID-19 – Meditation Article

April 30, 2020 In a recent cross-account, national consumer study conducted by US PR agency, Kickstand, uncovering some profound data on COVID-19’s impact on stress, mental health, and access to resources. Among the findings:  69% of Americans agree COVID-19 has negatively impacted their mental health, with 80% agreeing it has increased their stress and anxiety levels At the same time, half of Americans also say they’re having a harder time accessing the resources (medication, therapy, etc.) that they typically rely on…

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Your Daily Dose of Calmness – Meditation Article

By Admin on 05/13/2020 Blog Home Your Daily Dose of Calmness Bob Roth has been teaching people the Transcendental Meditation technique for 50 years, “helping them to stay calm under pressure, reboot and re-energize their lives, and basically be a happier, healthier version of themselves,” as he describes. In his daily podcast, Stay Calm with Bob Roth, he shares short personal stories about the power of meditation as well as insights into the TM technique itself. In this episode,…

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Alanis Morissette Is Helping Us Meditate. Want to Join? – Meditation Article

The coronavirus has transformed nearly every aspect of daily life, but Times journalists are here to keep you informed and connected from home. Below is a selection of our live events this week (all times are Eastern). You can find the full calendar here.Friday at 6 p.m. on InstagramAlanis Morissette knows a thing or two about being mad.When the Canadian singer’s album “Jagged Little Pill” debuted in 1995, it quickly became the soundtrack for angry girls everywhere. Her songs were…

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Transforming ADD into Higher Levels of Consciousness with Meditation with Jonathan Mozenter – Meditation Article

BIO: Jonathan Mozenter is a consultant, coach, and educator. His work focuses on helping organizations and individuals manage positive change. Jonathan helps clients to understand where they’re at, identify current challenges, then build and implement plans to help realize their life vision. Professionally, he has been working with people for more than 20 years in both private and public sectors. His natural instinct for synthesizing ideas and inspiring growth has been employed in coaching executives, helping organizations redesign their structure,…

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How We Came to Discover Sleep Stages – Meditation Article

May 8, 2020 It’s safe to say that humans have been sleeping since the dawn of humanity… but in spite of this, many of the breakthroughs in understanding what happens while we sleep did not occur until the 20th century. Henri Pieron (1881-1964) Henri Piéron was a French Scientist who in 1913 authored a book entitled “Le probleme physiologique du sommeil,” which was the first documented text to take a deeper look at sleep from a physiological perspective. This work is usually regarded…

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Living In The Grey – About Meditation – Meditation Article

Scrolling through an online feed, I came across this inspirational quote, “Be kind to others, even when others can’t be kind to you.” It was complete with a clean font and a scenic background. On immediate reflection, that’s a nice piece of advice. However, I have more than one client who is working on setting better boundaries because they are too nice to others at the expense of themselves. They care for others in a way that is depleting and…

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The Week in Tech: How to Stop Coronavirus ‘Doomsurfing’ – Meditation Article

Each week, we review the week’s news, offering analysis about the most important developments in the tech industry.I should not have read the Imperial College coronavirus report before bed.The now-famous report by a team of British epidemiologists, which was posted online this week, laid out the worst-case scenario for the coronavirus, predicting that as many as 2.2 million Americans could die if the disease was left to spread unchecked.It’s an objectively terrifying document — scary enough that it jarred the…

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Nine Buddhist Teachers Explain Suffering – Meditation Article

The Buddha said, “All I teach is suffering and the end of suffering.” Photo by David Gabriel Fischer. The Pali word dukkha is most commonly translated to English as “suffering.” Dukkha presents in an array of emotions — from happiness to despair. While counterintuitive, it is a central concept in the Buddha’s teachings. In these passages, adapted from longer teachings on Lion’s Roar, nine teachers explain what suffering is, how we feel it, and why it isn’t a condemnation — it’s…

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