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The practice of meditation by Alan Watts
The practice of meditation is not what is ordinarily meant by practice, in the sense of repetitious preparation for some future performance. It may seem odd...
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22 hours ago by mjb
Smartphone mindfulness app may help curb loneliness
“Perhaps by practicing monitoring and acceptance daily, even though for a short period of time, we can feel more at peace and free, more centered, and less affected by the possible negative thoughts and feelings generated in our mind,” Zhang said. “So we are closer to who we really are - we are social beings and we inherently need to connect to others.”
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2 days ago by terry
Loneliness is bad for your health. An app may help.
Little changed for those in either the control group or the one taught attention-only mindfulness. But the subjects whose training included acceptance and equanimity were measurably more sociable. Their daily routines, after using the app for two weeks, typically included several more interactions with people that lasted at least a few minutes, and their questionnaires showed a decline in their feelings of loneliness.

Because loneliness, like mindfulness, is a subjective state, it’s difficult to make definitive conclusions about why and how a focus on acceptance prompted greater sociability. But David Creswell, an associate professor of psychology at Carnegie Mellon who conducted the study with the lead author, Emily Lindsay, believes that “the equanimity piece is key.” The poise it teaches, he says, may help people become less self-judgmental, less self-conscious, more amenable to interacting with others.
loneliness  apps  phones  psychology  meditation  mentalhealth 
2 days ago by terry
Everything is just a happening
This guided meditation by Alan Watts really helped me this morning. (There’s a version without music as well.)
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2 days ago by terry
Alan Watts - Guided Meditation (Awakening The Mind) - YouTube
Excellent 12 minute meditation with helpful tips to get into the right state of mind.
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3 days ago by zachkrumm
Satipatthana Sutta - The Buddha's Original Teaching on Mindfulness
The Satipatthana Sutta, from the Pali Canon, outlines some of the Buddha’s first instructions in establishing mindful awareness.

Translation and introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Available many places, here it is at
Tricycle | tricycle.com | 5 mar 2018
buddhism  buddhism-00-core  dhamma  dhamma-00-core  dhamma-foundation1-core  meditation  meditation-practice  meditation-vipassana  Gautama_Buddha  Thanissaro_Bikkhu  format-article  type-teaching 
3 days ago by tometaxu
Endless Moments of Insight - Mahasi Sayadaw
In this translated teaching, the late meditation master Mahasi Sayadaw presents his step-by-step instructions for the practice of insight meditation. Introduction by Steve Armstrong.

-- Mahasi Sayadaw
Lion's Roar | lionsroar.com | 14 mar 2019
buddhism  buddhism-trdtn-theravada-burma  dhamma  dhamma-foundation3-method  meditation  meditation-practice  meditation-vipassana  format-article  type-teaching 
3 days ago by tometaxu

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