Moved by Love: Kama Muta

Kama muta, a Sanskrit word for a feeling of oneness, is not just a pleasant emotion. Experiencing it motivates us to commit to communal sharing relationships that anthropologists credit for our survival as a species.

Mindfulness of Self-Referencing

Though self-referencing is a cognitive ability that can be useful for our survival, the unexamined mind can create unnecessary suffering when we react to this tendency in a habitual way.

Mindfulness and Social Courage

In this time of polarity and division, cultivating social courage can give us the resilience to work effectively together to help make the world a more welcoming and thriving place.

A Mindfulness Center in the Midwest: Four and Fabulous

January 1, 2022 will mark the fourth “official” anniversary of the Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM), Kansas City’s premier secular mindfulness and meditation center.

Relinquishing the Uncontrollable, Unhelpful, and Unowned

Mindfulness can help us recognize when our hanging on isn't skillful and cultivate the skills we need to let go of what is uncontrollable, unhelpful, or unowned.

A Path to Freedom

The eightfold path offers a method for awakening to the fragility of life and the precariousness of our future, as well as an ethical framework for living together in harmony in a flourishing world.

Embracing Groundlessness

Through a dedicated mindfulness practice, we may find freedom in groundlessness - the ambiguity and uncertainty that is characteristic of all life.

Wise Perspective: Seeing Things Clearly

Our perspective becomes the scaffolding for our practice, and at the same time, our practice helps us develop clearer understanding and wiser ways of relating with ourselves and the world around us.

Mindfulness of Doubt

Mindfulness can help us find middle ground so that we might navigate the paradox of doubt with greater wisdom and less struggle.

Adopting a Language of Interconnection, Reintegration and Transformation

Mindfulness can help us let go of the vernacular of violence we use in everyday conversation to a language of interconnection, reintegration and transformation - and in changing our words, we can change our minds.

Honoring Our Humanity with Mindfulness

The dehumanization that can lead to mass violence and collective suffering might be mitigated by a paradigm shift - a change in the habitual ways we relate to ourselves and the world. Mindfulness can be a part of our rehumanization.

Mindfulness of Arousal and Challenge

The beauty of mindfulness is that it can help us open to all kinds of life experiences under any circumstances, so that we might see things more clearly and respond more skillfully. But, in order to realize these more profound effects, we have to be willing and able to explore the more challenging aspects of our experience.

A Journey with Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Transformation

MAM teacher, Tatiana Padron Perich, writes about her personal mindfulness journey and how her mindfulness teacher training experience helped expand and broaden her understanding.

Being Human is Hard, Mindfulness Can Help

Being human is hard, but its also an opportunity. Mindfulness can help us capitalize on our natural inborn assets in order to make our own lives better and contribute to a thriving world.

Mindfulness Cultivates Foundational Skills for Wellbeing

A consistent practice of mindfulness helps cultivate many of the fundamental skills and inner determinants of wellbeing, while countering harmful conditioning and unskillful habits.

Mindfulness of Satiety

Mindfulness can help us divest ourselves from myths and harmful conditioning that leave us vulnerable to compulsive acquisitiveness, cultivate the skills to recognize when enough is enough, and respond with wisdom.
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Mindfulness for Equalizing Self and Others

Our individual preferences and unconscious biases can add up to a profound impact on our collective wellbeing. The mindfulness practices of equalizing self and others help us realize that each of us is no less and no more worthy than anyone else.

How We Practice Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness research is providing emerging evidence that different types of practices, the quality of practice, and the attitudes we assume as we engage in them, may result in differential effects.