The StillMind.net 30-Day Meditation Course has been proven to help the practitioner make it through the difficult beginning stages, where many aspiring meditators often become frustrated and quit.Read more
To begin with, we will do a simple, but very effective technique known as Body Scan. Your attention will move over different points in your body. In holding your focus on each point for a…Read more
As a culture, we Americans, along with our western world neighbors, tend to hold lots of tension in our bellies. With our emphasis on the lean look, we are taught at an early age to…Read more
Here’s a quick little test. Clasp your hands in front of you by interlacing your fingers. It is said that if your left thumb is on top of the right, you are right-brain dominant, and…Read more
Centering Prayer is simply opening to your higher being. Opening to God, if that’s your belief system. Or, for some, it’s opening to what we might refer to as a higher self, a higher power,…Read more
Contrary to the instructions of the other 29 days of this course to sit still, and conjure up your mindfulness, meditation can be done while in motion, and walking is an excellent…Read more
Vipassana means "to see things as they really are". It is a process of mental purification through self-observation. This is one of the oldest, simplest, and most widely used…Read more
We are at war with ourselves. Inner conflicts cause dysfunction, and the sources of those conflicts can be quite varied. Perhaps we’re simply judging ourselves or others too harshly…Read more
White Light Meditation is used by many spiritual traditions, and its roots are so ancient that it’s hard to determine its source, so you might say that it’s universal. It is known to promote…Read more
Our thoughts and emotions affect how our bodies function. When we see, smell, or think of food, we salivate. When we’re afraid, our breathing changes and the muscles tense.…Read more
The Noting and Labeling method of meditation is an extension of the Vipassana method that we learned earlier. It starts off by following the rise and fall of the breath, using the rhythmic…Read more
Since he was a young boy, the Dalai Lama has had instruction and advice from the best of teachers, and has studied many techniques, but there is one method he considers so valuable…Read more
From your moment of conception to the present, your body has been in a constant state of change. In any given moment, your cellular changes are happening at lightning speed. Your body…Read more
The Big Mind Meditation is another technique from the Zen Buddhist tradition. Zen methods are some of the simplest, appropriate for the beginning meditation student, but also…Read more
In today's fast-paced world, an area that can be easily overlooked in our quest for mindfulness is our eating habits. It's up to the individual to determine what is the best diet for…Read more
5 minutes into a meditation, you start experiencing some sort of pain in your body. You want to follow instructions, continue with the meditation, and not fidget, like a good meditator…Read more
Metta Meditation is special. The literal translation of the word Metta is loving kindness. Specifically, the meditation is used to cultivate a deep sense of love and compassion for yourself…Read more
This day’s meditation is about basking in the wisdom and light that can be shed by great teachers, absorbing what it is that they have to offer you. It’s a guided meditation…Read more
All of us are carrying things around that we should have left behind. If we really examine some of our negative emotions, many of them date back to events in the past.…Read more
Equanimity can be a difficult concept. Generally speaking, it’s the characteristic of being at peace, undisturbed with what’s going on around you, content and centered.…Read more
It’s interesting to notice how some people are acting the day after a big sports event like the Super Bowl. If their team has won, they’re energized and happy. If their team has lost…Read more
Being awake and aware is nothing special. It’s the way we are if our internal chatter is not drowning out our in-born wisdom. It’s our true nature. If we are not in danger…Read more
Sometimes it’s hard to keep the meditative focus. It takes a certain energy level to deal with our demons. Often, when we're having a particularly difficult and exhausting…Read more
Everything is in a state of transition. Some of the changes around us are difficult for us to see and acknowledge due to our limited abilities to perceive, and our short time…Read more
It is somewhat odd that in our early development we must work to establish the ego for our basic needs, in fact, our very survival. Then, later on, to establish community…Read more
We’ve all heard that if you see a glass half empty or half full of water, that determines whether you are a pessimist or an optimist. The pessimist sees the bad outcome…Read more
Consider what you’ve been storing in your memory all these years. From birth, consider the movies, TV, and books that you’ve experienced. How many TV commercials…Read more
In order to have compassion for others, we must have compassion for ourselves. Specifically, to show empathy instead of aversion toward others who have negative…Read more
Unlike the other meditation techniques that we use, the Zen method known as Shikantaza, or “just sitting”, is done with no object of attention, no focal point. It has been…Read more
Our meditation today consists of two parts of a classic nine-point meditation on death that gets to the very heart of the matter, impermanence, which can be a rough concept…Read more
Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts of life. It enables us to let go of the past. Sometimes it comes from nowhere, spontaneously, or it comes with time, but it can also be developed.…Read more
See these compelling reasons to Meditate.
It’s not concrete proof, but it does make one suspect that the benefits of meditation and yoga are more than just blowing off some steam and taking a moment to yourself.
Yes, you do…have the time to Meditate.
Blood pressure, pain, depression, IBS, insomnia, anxiety, and other illnesses…all improved with regular meditation.
After a two-week intensive mindfulness training program, students’ mind-wandering decreased and their working memory capacity improved. They also performed better on a reading comprehension test
According to Rep. Tim Ryan is a solution to much of what ails America. It’s a wonder drug.
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