Mindfulness Overview: Resources


Links

UMass Center for Mindfulness--Where Mindfulness started.  Take a course or become a mindfulness teacher. https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/

Greater Good Mindfulness Data Base--Plenty of science based articles that look at mindfulness from different angles and applications.   https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/mindfulness

Mindful.org--Great start for beginners looking to know more about the topic. https://www.mindful.org/

Living the art of Mindfulness--A blogger that frequently produces well thought out pieces, links to other events and mindfulness topics.   https://mrsmindfulness.com/

Psychology Today-- A straightforward reading/definition on mindfulness and its practical uses in psychology. https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/mindfulness

Reddit--Mindfulness sub-reddit category, open source submissions. https://www.reddit.com/r/Mindfulness/


Books


Videos

Why Aren't We Teaching You Mindfulness | AnneMarie Rossi | TEDxYouth@MileHigh--A talk on how mindfulness has been introduced to several schools and benefit it has on young developmental minds.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe-Talk presented by the founder of ‘Headspace’-one of the more popular guided meditation apps.  A few mindful minutes a day can be an significant impacts on your life.


The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger | Shauna Shapiro | TEDx WashingtonSquare


Dan Harris: "10% Happier" | Talks At Google--former ABC news anchor tells his story of stress related drug addiction and how the practice of mindfulness meditation changed his life.  Presents hard science on meditation and considers himself a skeptic.


Sam Harris: Mindfulness is Powerful, But Keep Religion Out of It--Well known author and atheist/neuroscientist, discusses how the practice of mindfulness is a tool that everyone should have in their tool kit and that we can sever any religious ties without losing the benefits that mindfulness affords.

The Dhamma Brothers Full Documentary 2008--Documentary about the introduction of a mindfulness (vipassana) practice at a prison in Alabama.  How prisoners experienced a profound shift and change in their lives for the better.

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Tools

Headspace App
Guided meditation for everyone (beginner to advance). Neat animations to accompany simple, yet practical meditation instructions.

https://www.headspace.com/

Insight Timer
Guided Meditations from thousands of teachers, This one links to a Sam Harris body scan meditation that a new meditator may find useful when you have an exceptionally wondrous mind.

https://insighttimer.com/samharris

Vipassana Meditation
Take a 10-day silent course to explore mindfulness in a formal mediation practice. For the hard core meditator that wants to explore mediation without distraction. This is a free course that only asks for a donation after you successfully completed the 10 day sit.  Done in silence all over the globe, there are several courses taking place each month.

 https://www.dhamma.org/en-US/index

10 Percent Happier app
Clear simple approach to meditation.  Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

http://www.10percenthappier.com/

Insight Meditation
Retreats and Buddha study program.  Centers all across U.S

http://www.insightmeditation.org/

Be Here Now Network--A network of Mindfulness & Spirituality Podcast
Authors like Joseph Goldstein has a great insight.  Thousands of hours.  Something experienced meditators might enjoy listening to for some nuance dialog on the subtleties of some of the most experienced meditators.

https://beherenownetwork.com/category/joseph-goldstein/