The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness is rounding out our second year as Kansas City's premier nonsectarian mindfulness and meditation center. Our experiences have been invaluable and we continue to learn as we build community together.
Mindfulness and prosocial behavior, or actions intended to benefit others, are correlated, contributing to positive feelings, increased motivation and productivity, and to the overall wellbeing of society.
One of the most compelling reasons people seek out mindfulness training and start to practice meditation is its reputation for reducing stress.
Compassion is a necessary ingredient in engaged mindfulness; however, as with any concept, it's susceptible to misunderstanding and manipulation. In previous posts we have discussed the difference between wise and unskillful compassion. Here I'd like to discuss a distortion of benevolence that's becoming more apparent in our mainstream culture - one in which inequality and … Continue reading Near Enemies of Compassion
Working memory, an executive function that has been described as our mental scratch pad or internal white board, is positively correlated in the research with mindfulness practice.