Meditation in schools is becoming increasingly popular with a growing number of studies showing the effectiveness of quiet reflection on stress, anxiety and ADHD. I have had the privilege of teacing over 200 students at Monsignor Doyle Secondary School in Mindfulness Mediation. In this article I share with you some tips and resources on how to do the same in your own school or one that is in your community. Read More
Vipassana meditation is one of the first meditation techniques developed. Referred to in the West as “insight” meditation, the technique involves bringing your awareness upon internal sensations, desires, emotions or thoughts in a silent watchful state. Read More
What is Mindfulness Meditation? Here I explore a brief definition of the practice and it’s Western Psychological benefits. At the end there is a Mindfulness Meditation Guide for your own personal practice. Read More
The Zen meditation approach is a great introductory experience to meditation. With this brief overview along with the simple 10 step process, you’ll be on your way to cultivating resilience, clarity and relaxation.
Have you every noticed that you have finished a meal or a snack and hardly spent anytime paying attention to what you have eaten? The television, computer screen, newspaper, children are always competing at our attention, but at what expense? Read More
Mindful living and Mindfulness created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, is an interesting new catch phrase that is currently sweeping across North America. The phrase was coined by Jon Kabat-Zinn—a Professor of Medicine Emeritus from Harvard University and founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School—and is based on developing self-awareness and a “fine-tuned” mind to tackle decision-making, depression, stress, and anything that requires the use of your mind. Read More
Kriya Yoga is a form of deep breath, body and mind training developed in India during the rise of yogic training over 2000 years ago. In August 2010 I had the privilege to spend a summer within the Himalayan Mountains of Rishikesh. Staying at the home of the Dalai Lama, the mountain village of Dharamsala (the new home of the Tibetan exiled population) the previous month, I ventured to Rishikesh to practice meditation and yoga with my good friends and current Masters of the many forms of meditation and yoga available. Read More