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Mindfulness Clock - This is an audio clock for your computer which will ring either a bell of mindfulness or (for the more conventional) Westminster chimes. The bell can be set to go off on the hour, the quarter hour, or randomly. Includes meditation timer and invitation of bells. Courtesy of the Washington Mindfulness Community.
Mindfulness in Plain English - If you had to choose just one book to read on how to (and why for that matter) practice mindfulness meditation, this would be the one. It’s written for people who have no clue how to start meditating and for those who have started, but don't know where to look for the answers to questions that come up during their practice. Courtesy of the Vipassana Fellowship.
The Issue at Hand - An inspiring and very accessible compilation of essays and edited talks on the practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness entails knowing what is happening in the present moment while it is happening. It is a training in how not to be lost in thoughts, opinions, and reactivity. It is also a training in how to see things as they really are, as opposed to seeing them through the often distorted lens of preconceived ideas and interpretations. Courtesy of Gil Fronsdal and the Insight Meditation Center.
The Island - The Island: An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbāna. “If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.” ~ Yogi Berra. Courtesy of the Abhayagiri Monastic Foundation.
Siddhartha - (Free audio-book download from ThoughtAudio.com) In many works by Herman Hesse, the German novelist and Nobel Prize winner, there is a theme depicting the duality of spirit and nature, body versus mind and the individual’s spiritual search outside the restrictions of society. Siddhartha is such a story. Siddhartha, born the son of a Brahmin, was blessed in appearance, intelligence and charisma. In order to find meaning in life, he discarded his promising future for the life of an ascetic. He wandered as a shramana and searched for Gotama the Buddha. However, this man, Siddhartha, was not a follower of any but his own soul. This abridged version of the popular book provides the listener with insight into the philosophy and thoughts that shape Siddhartha’s path to enlightenment.
Building Bridges - Building Bridges is a simple and practical book for developing an Integrative Medicine program into a Healthcare Institution; based on Hartford Hospital’s well-known and successful inpatient program.
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