Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditation

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Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditation

Postby Sea Turtle » Mon May 19, 2014 9:07 pm

Hi DW Folks,

At a recent family event, one of my brothers mentioned an interest in incorporating meditation practice into his life. He also mentioned a wish to integrate mindfulness into his daily work. He recently landed a job as a custodian, and although the job is not in his field of training, he recognizes the opportunity he’s currently got to practice mindfulness during his (mostly solitary, physically oriented) work days.

He asked me for a link/resource to get him started on both the meditation and the mindfulness.

He is not Buddhist and did not specifically ask me about Buddhist meditation techniques. While he has not expressed any aversion to Buddhist meditation, I wanted to keep the introductory resource general at this point.

I’ve had a look at the beginner resources here on DW (including the beginner meditation resources), but am not sure I am seeing a “best fit” for his request. I’m looking for a link or resource (for example, with a few lines of instruction on breathing meditation) and some basic tips about mindfulness at work.

He has Internet access and I am also happy to have a book (or books) shipped to him. Any suggestions would be greatly welcomed. Thank you!

Kind wishes,
Helena
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Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

Postby cooran » Mon May 19, 2014 9:44 pm

This one might be of interest:

How to practice Mindfulness meditation
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the ... meditation

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Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

Postby palchi » Tue May 20, 2014 6:57 am

This one is a wonderful 8-week course including a CD with guided meditations:

Mark Williams and Danny Penman, Mindfulness. A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world.

Mark Williams is professor at Oxford University and one of the developers of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Highly recommended...
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Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

Postby Aloka » Tue May 20, 2014 8:11 am

palchi wrote:Mark Williams is professor at Oxford University and one of the developers of Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. Highly recommended...


I think MBCT was originally developed from Jon Kabat Zinn's MBSR in the USA:

http://mbct.co.uk/

There are some guided mindfulness meditation practices with Jon Kabat Zinn at this link:

http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/

I think he also has some videos on YouTube.

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Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

Postby palchi » Tue May 20, 2014 12:42 pm

Aloka wrote:I think MBCT was originally developed from Jon Kabat Zinn's MBSR in the USA:

http://mbct.co.uk/

There are some guided mindfulness meditation practices with Jon Kabat Zinn at this link:

http://www.mindfulnesscds.com/

I think he also has some videos on YouTube.

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Thanks for providing the links and additional info :smile:
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Re: Intro Resource (Not Specifically Buddhist) for Meditatio

Postby Sea Turtle » Tue May 20, 2014 1:27 pm

Thank you Cooran, Aloka, and Palchi for these excellent leads. Your suggestions are much appreciated.

In kindness,
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