Our January 2017 4-Week Intensive Mindfulness Course at Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center took place on Sundays Jan. 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th 2017 from 2pm – 4pm.
Please find below a consolidated list of helpful resources (provided by the lovely Justin Whitaker). We will keep this page live and active for all workshop participants (and community members). Please feel free to return to these exercises as needed. Thank you to everyone who took part in our inaugural 2017 mindfulness course! We look forward to offering you many more!
Guided Meditations (Led by Justin)
9-Minute Guided Meditation
Guided Meditations (Audio)
- 5-Minute Breathing Meditation
- 9-Minute Loving-Kindness Meditation
- 10-Minute Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation
Guided Meditations (Video)
Eating Meditation (Video)
- Visual Guide for Returning to Breath
- A great visual guide to Buddhism can be found in Kevin Trainor’s Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide.
Reading Resources (Practice)
- The Mind Illuminated (Culadasa / John Yates, PhD) – A systematic guide to mindfulness from a neuroscientist turned meditation teacher
- Full Catastrophe Living (Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD) – An excellent guide to stress, anxiety, the body, pain, and mindfulness practices.
- Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom (Rick Hanson, PhD)
For less academic writing, check out the works of Sharon Salzberg, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Dalai Lama. There are many different and wonderful voices, it’s just a matter of finding the writer who speaks to you and going forward from there.
Academic Guides to Buddhism
- The Foundations of Buddhism (Rupert Gethin)
- Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition (Paul Williams)
- This in many ways picks up where Gethin’s work leaves off, taking us through the development of early Buddhism, some of the main schools and their ideas, and on into the Mahayana and the development of Tantra.
- Mahāyāna Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations (Paul Willams)
Facebook Group (for this course)
Thank you to our community collaborator, sponsor and Helena non-profit the Awareness Network for donating to our course scholarship fund & helping to promote mindfulness in our community — Mindfulness Tweet— Awareness Network (@awareness_net)