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Mindfulness and Determinants of Wellbeing

A consistent practice of mindfulness cultivates many of the inner determinants of wellbeing, resourcing us for the outer work of collective contribution toward human flourishing within a thriving world.

Mindfully Embracing Our Role in the Web of Existence

Mindfulness can help us live more fulfilling lives through developing a more accurate understanding of and inviting an active interest in the intertwined causes and conditions that create suffering and make happiness possible.

Three Interrelated “I”s of Mindfulness Based Insight

Seeing through the lens of three interrelated "I"s is a framework that might help us awaken to the role we play individually and collectively in co-constructing our reality.

True and Authentic Freedom

Mindfulness may be one ingredient in the antidote to conditional freedom. When we cultivate the attitudes and practices of mindfulness in a dedicated and sustained manner, we begin to see through the delusions of ignorance, greed, jealousy, fear and anger that cause us to hold ourselves above, discriminate against, and harm others.

Mindfulness of Self-Dealing

A dedicated mindfulness practice can help us notice our baser instinct for self-dealing. Over time, we become more aware of our deep interconnection. We see that we are inseparable from others and from our environment, and we naturally begin to relate to the world in a way that is in alignment with the greater good.
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Mindfulness and Spirituality

Is mindfulness a spiritual practice? It depends on your definition of both mindfulness and spirituality. The answer may be both yes and no...

Mindfulness of Responsibility

When we dare to take responsibility with mindfulness and compassion, we find the motivation to face great challenges and tap into our potential to contribute to a better world.

Mindfulness and Prosocial Behavior

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.

Cultivating a Mindfulness Practice

Cultivating a mindfulness practice strengthens beneficial qualities that mature into a more skillful way of being in the world. When we let go of attachment to outcome and direct our efforts to creating the best possible conditions, we find the courage to persevere.

Tuning In to the Mindfulness Conspiracy

Busting myths about mindfulness and highlighting the importance of dedicating practice to the benefit of all beings.

Mindfulness of Self-Conscious Emotions: Envy

Envy is a self-conscious emotion that can cause us much pain. Through the cultivation of mindfulness, we can learn to see through the illusion of "I, me and mine" and engage in value-congruent behavior that supports our intentions for happiness and wellbeing.

Mindfulness of Self-Conscious Emotions: Pride

Though we are often encouraged to take pride in our accomplishments or the groups we associate ourselves with, this self-conscious emotion can become an obstacle and lead to suffering. Mindfulness can help us cultivate more skillful states of mind that have a greater likelihood of leading to lasting happiness.

Becoming Disillusioned

For most of us, day to day life, on some level, is like a mirage. We function on automatic pilot, doing without truly inhabiting our experience. We proceed as though the people and things we count on will last forever – as if we are sovereign…

Causes & Conditions

There is an unending interplay of complex circumstances behind any given situation and we may never be able to work out completely the confluence of factors that allow certain events to germinate. A mindfulness practice helps us understand and remember this, which in turn allows us to remain open to experience. We see things more clearly and make time for consideration of a skillful response rather than being caught up in strong emotions arising from interpretations and expectations.

Interconnection: Means and Ends

Have you bought into hustle culture and bootstrap mentality? Do you find yourself wearing busyness like a badge honor? Contrary to popular belief, the end doesn't always justify the means. The insight we gain from the practice of mindfulness can help us understand relationships between cause and effect and allow us to choose our path more wisely.

Why Bias & Stereotyping Are Inconsistent with the Attitudes of Mindfulness

When we practice mindfulness, much of what we are practicing is being accurately self- and other-aware. Bias and stereotyping are distortions of reality. Mindfulness helps us learn to see through some of the illusions and distortions our human minds are vulnerable to and make wise decisions about them.

Wherever You Go, There I Am

We are all interconnected. On a most basic level, we all share the same planet on which we depend for survival. When one nation pollutes the air, we all breathe it. When one nation poisons the oceans, we are all impacted by the consequences…

Impermanence: Things Fall Apart

Understanding the impermanence of all things can help us awaken to the everyday miracles happening right in front of us. Impermanence is the observation that everything that comes into being is subject to transformation and decay. "Nothing endures but change." ― Heraclitus