The story of our time is one of growing anxiety fueled by the pace of change in technology, globalization, and knowledge. We link with more people yet, find ourselves less connected and more isolated — lacking the tools to make sense of an uncertain world.

It’s time to pause …

We have created this page to support your contemplative practices by listing resources such as articles, handouts, and videos.

  1. Download the document of “Postures” to support your practice.
  2. Cushions:
    1. Zafu Meditation Cushion to SIT ON
    2. Zabuton (mat) to support your cushion
  3. List of TERMS for practice
  4. Material on Mindfulness:
    2. Can Meditation Be Dangerous? by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche (Video 6-min)
    3. Now Is a Great Time to Start Practicing Mindfulness.
    4. Mindfulness Hurts. That’s Why It Works
  5. We also include our BLOG on Apps to Support Your Mindfulness Practice with recommended apps to support your contemplative practices.

  6. Review this post on the art of practice: Discover Self Through Practice
  7. Breathing Videos/Audios
  1. List of Practices: 12 Contemplative Practices and 12 Zen Practices
  2. A Complete Meditation Guide for Beginners: by a former monk, Richard Paterson/ (read 30-min)
  3. Mental Hygiene: The Overlooked Capacity, Part 1 (read 6.5-min)
  4. How to change your future: Jeremy Hunter (video 15-min)
  5. Postures for Meditation (read 11-min)
    1. Added info on postures: Everything You Need to Know About Meditation Posture. (read 11-min)
    2. Further info on postures: The Seven-Point Meditation Posture (read 5-min)
  6. Single-page of items to support basic concentration and meditation. (read 1.5-min)
  7. What is meditation? (video 4-min)
  8. How to meditate? (video 6-min)
  9. 5-minute guided breathing (video 5-min)
  10. 10-minute guided breathing (video 10-min)
  11. New Year: Make Time for Beginner’s Mind (read 12-min)
  1. Blog on the Essence of mindfulness: Mindfulness Minus Wisdom: Moving to Materialism
  2. The Meditation Cure (read 15-min)
  3. How Practice Walking Meditation (read 6-min)
  4. Instructional Videos
    1. How to Meditate – Walking Meditation (video 10-min)
    2. How to do Walking Meditation (video 3-min)
  5. Recorded-Guided Meditations
    1. 10-min guided walking meditation (video 10-min)
    2. 30-min Full Body Scan (video 30-min)
    3. 45-min Full Body Scan (video 45-min)
    4. 10-min Loving-kindness Meditation (audio 10-min)
  6. PACKAGE: Brain Science with Dr. David Vago: Ted Talk (video 19-min) and Handout
  7. Loving-Kindness Practice (Metta Sutta), by Sharon Salzberg (read 4-min)
  8. How to Do Metta, by Jack Kornfield (read 3-min)
  9. Mindfulness Versus Concentration (read 12.5-min)
  1. Introducing the Art of Practice: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard (1992)
  2. Developing a Mindfulness Practice
    1. Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (2011
    2. The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh (1999)
  3. A deeper study into Mindfulness:
    1. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening  by Joseph Goldstein (2013)
    2. The 4 Foundation of  Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (2012)
  4. Introduction to Mind: Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, (original, 1970, hardcover, 2006 / paperback, 2011)