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Sowing What We Wish to Reap: The Four Cs of Engaged Mindfulness

Through a foundation of caring, capacity building, courage, and willingness to make contact, engaged mindfulness can help us make a paradigm shift needed for deep and lasting beneficial change.

The Inner and Outer Work of Engaged Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be a powerful ally in doing the prerequisite inner work and moving into the necessary outer work of beneficial change toward a more just and sustainable world.

Mindfulness as Planetary Death Doula Training

Our mindfulness practice resources us for opening to the truth of the present moment and for remembering it in service of the next, for the sake of the world.

Overhauling a Broken System with Mindfulness

The practices of mindfulness can help guide us toward a more profound and lasting kind of change, both individually and collectively, by addressing many of the foundational skills deficits underlying some of society's most pressing problems and adopting attitudes and practices that help us clear away illusions so we can respond from a place of wisdom.

The Politics of Mindfulness

Do mindfulness and politics go together? Mindfulness can help us develop skills and qualities that deepen our connection with and understanding of our values and beliefs and this may in turn inform our political choices.

A Mindfulness Center in the Midwest: The Terrific Twos

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.

Near Enemies of Compassion

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…

Self-Compassion, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Recently Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, Dr. Sydney Spears, provided an interview for Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris in which she shared her views on the important role of self-compassion in diversity, equity and inclusion work and vice…

Is Anyone Beyond Compassion?

The practice of mindfulness can help us pause before reacting impulsively to acts of aggression or hatred. This makes space for considering the many choices available to us for responding with skill and wisdom. Evidence throughout history and in the research demonstrates that a more reasoned and compassionate response leads to better long term outcomes for us all.

Mindfulness in ACTion: Trauma-Informed Practices and Social Justice – An ACT-Based Perspective

Using Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) and trauma-informed mindfulness along with other research based practices in promoting efforts to prevent and heal trauma, support social justice, and foster resiliency and wellness both individually and collectively.