Links & Resources
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
~ Dalai Lama
Center for Investigating Healthy Minds...dedicated to creating a world in which healthy qualities of mind flourish. A research center at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Center for Compassopn and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University...supports and conducts rigorous scientific studies of compassion and altruistic behavior.
U.C. Berkeley Initiative for Mindfulness in Law...explores the benefits of meditation to legal education and law practice.
Mindful Schools...teaches children and adults mindfulness so they can focus, manage their emotions, handle their stress, and resolve conflicts.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction...invites participants to move toward greater balance, control, and participation in their lives.
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center...fosters mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society.
The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society...seeks to transform higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative/introspective practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of a more just and compassionate society.
The Garrison Institute...works to build a future in which contemplative ideas and methods are applied to create positive, systemic social and environmental change.
The Mind & Life Institute...building a scientific understanding of the mind to reduce suffering and promote well-being.
The Greater Good Science Cdenter at UC Berkeley...carries out and applies groundbreaking scientific research into social and emotional well-being.
Tasting Mindfulness"...Dr. Lynn Rossy offers a blog, classes, videos, and resources on using mindflness to help people cultivate a relationship with their food, their bodies, their minds, and ultimately their lives.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2010). Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life. Learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. is executive director at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is the founder and former director of the UMMC Stress Reduction Clinic.
Kornfield, Jack (2009). Meditation for Beginners. Presents a complete introduction to "Insight" meditation with step-by-step instruction in breathing, posture, attention, working with difficult emotions, and physical discomfort.
Kabat-Zinn, Jon (2009). Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life (Audiobook or Audio CD.). Research report
The mindful brain and emotion regulation in mood disorders.. Farb NA, Anderson AK, Segal ZV (2012). Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, pgs 70-77. Shows that mindfulness can help people with mood disorders such as anxiety and depression by reducing automatic negative self-evaluation, increasing tolerance for negative affect and pain, and engendering self-compassion and empathy.
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