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Today we are discussing the 14 Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing - founded by Thich Nhat Hanh - Part 2. On Saturday we practice as a community, sharing ideas, experiences, and wisdom. It is fine just to listen in as well. You can join us in conversation or share in the chat room. Not only are we mindful of our breathing but we are also mindful of our speech and actions.
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Practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh on Thursday we will focus on looking deeply and listening deeply. Today we are looking at the 14 Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing - founded by THich Nhat Hanh.
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On Saturday we practice as a community, sharing ideas, experiences, and wisdom. It is fine just to listen in as well. You can join us in conversation or share in the chat room. Not only are we mindful of our breathing but we are also mindful of our speech and actions. Today we are dicussing the 14 Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Interbeing - Part 1
On Saturday we practice as a community, sharing ideas, experiences, and wisdom. It is fine just to listen in as well. You can join us in conversation or share in the chat room. Not only are we mindful of our breathing but we are also mindful of our speech and actions. Today we are reading the Five Mindfulness Trainings as a community and then discussing them. Please join in on the discussion.
Personal transformation specially designed techniques for work/life balance engenders how to be commited to change and not consumed by ambition.
It is essential to de-stress the mind/body connection; otherwise known as mindfulness: How to manage time and emotions to ensure the success of longterm life changes!
This place where you are right now
God circled on a map for you.
Wherever your eyes and arms and heart can move
Against the earth and the sky,
The Beloved has bowed there -
Our Beloved has bowed there knowing
You were coming.
I could tell you a priceless secret about
Your real worth, dear pilgrim,
But any unkindness to yourself,
Any confusion about others,
Will keep one
From accepting the grace, the love,
The sublime freedom
Divine knowledge always offers to you.
Never mind, Hafiz, about
The great requirements this path demands
Of the wayfarers,
For your soul is too full of wine tonight
To withhold the wondrous Truth from this world.
But because I am so clever and generous,
I have already clearly woven a resplendent lock
Of his tresses
As a remarkable truth and gift
In this poem for you.
Translation by Daniel Ladinsky, The Subject Tonight Is Love
If nothing changes...nothing changes. When we lack awareness insights into how our hardwired behaviours i.e being judgemental and reactive continues to block intimacy there is felt-sense of "sameness" about every interaction. Life is defined by fear. A self fulfilling prophecy manifesting victimisation.
Mindfulness's two-prong practice: social and emotional intelligence approach optimises parenting, partnering and companionship.
Over time when practised on a daily basis it is possbile to shift from being a victim into a heroic individual, successful in love and life.
Driven by stimuli (addiction to intensity) results in being easily triggered into feeling frustrated angered and hurt, intellectually, spiritually and emotionally avoidant. Such is the potency of unconscious thinking/feeling behaviours. The brains hardwiring does the firing and is hugely responsive to new brain body/thinking/feeling behaviours.
Addiction manifests obsessive compulsivity, as felt sense of being disconnected. When we approach life from a mature mindfulness stance we personify self acceptance, non-reactivity, non-judgementalism, validation, empathy and compassion.
No longer needing to be reactive, entitled, enraged and oppositional. When we feel good- enough we are emotionally balanced. We navigate life with a heightened sense of equipoise, authenticity and awareness.
Mindfulness combination of social and emotional intelligence creates a powerbase of potent people (social) skils. Healing primal intrinsic states of disconnection.
We are hardwired to conect. Mindfulness sweetens all our connections with loving kindndess, empathy and compassion.
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Teaching is one of the most rewardng prefessions, but also one of the most demanding.
My guest today is Patricia A. Jennings PhD and she is author of the book "Mindfulness for Teachers" and in it she offers simple, ready to use and evidence proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom.
Even if you are not an educator you will find this discussion very interesting and comforting especially if you are a parent with young children in school. For more information please visit
You can heal your life. If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete -
- The Buddha
Mindfulness is an integrative therapy modality: Western Medicine and Eastern Psychology/Philosophy protocols- strategies and disciplines.
Mindfulness Institute integrative therapy modality includes mindfulness meditation to engender one-pointedndess, focus and attention in addition to self- acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, spiritual beliefs, equanimity, and self-nurturing - essential elements in holistic healing.
MindfulnessInstitute is a London-based group of practitioners whose expertise is in engaging clients in the transformative stages of holistic healing process.
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One of the most surprising and promising trends in business today is the rise of mindfulness in the workplace. From small companies to multinational corporations, more and more people are meditating on the job, and with good reason: mindfulness can make us more focused, more effective, and happier.
Join us in the Coach Cafe for our interview with David Gelles, author of Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out. This book is an investigation into the growing trend among major companies, including Fortune 100 giants to promote mindfulness activites like yoga and meditation in the workplace and the often surprising impact it has on productivity, strategy and employee's mental health. The benefits of mindfulness practices also extend into the home, our relationships and our happiness. Be sure to tune in!
DAVID GELLES is a staff writer for the New York Times and its business blog, DealBook. Previously, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times, and his work has appeared in Forbes, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He has also practiced meditation regularly for more than a decade, since he studied the technique while living in India. Find David at: www.DavidGelles.com
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Welcome to our Friday Mindfulness Practice. On Friday's we practice as a community, sharing the practice, our views, our experiences, our understanding and our passion for harmony and peace.
We follow the tradition and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and part of the tradition are the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Today we will be reciting the Five Trainings in community. Please listen and observe the seeds of these trainings as they arise in you.
We will chant the "Heart of the Prajnaparamita" and we will read the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
Feel free to join with us. Click on the links to be able to view readings.