Kalea Chapman, PsyD

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11 Definitions of Mindfulness

Mindfulness definitely has exciting applications for use in psychotherapy. But what is mindfulness? Here are eleven definitions of mindfulness, …

Mindfulness

Secular Buddhism — What Got Left Out of Meditation?

<i>photo by Riaz Padamsee (creative commons)</i> <br>Of course, the cultural <i>background</i> for mindfulness meditation is Buddhism. Whether it come from Japan, …

Meditation

How the Mindfulness Movement Went Mainstream and the Backlash That Came with It

That’s the title of an impressively sweeping history of the mindfulness movement by Mary Sykes Wylie, found on Alternet. If you’ve got half an hour …

Mindfulness

Waiting for the Mail: Jay Michaelson’s Evolving Dharma

I came across a terrific scholar and speaker during an extended foray on the internet, Jay Michelson. I’m quite surprised I’ve not come across him …

Tibetan Buddhism

Pema Chodron’s “How to Meditate” — A Minor Classic?

<i>photo by Aravind Jose T (creative commons)</i> <br>Here’s a review of <i>How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind</i> I wrote a couple …

Meditation

What is Meditation? Kenneth Folk Takes a Stab at It

Kenneth Folk, gives a short, but very clear definition of meditation in 3 minutes. Here is his website bio:<p>Kenneth is an instructor of meditation who …

Meditation

Bhante Gunaratana

Gunaratana wrote <i>Mindfulness in Plain English</i> (which is available both as a book from the usual vendors, and also as a free pdf file). The book is …

Meditation

When Meditation Becomes Problematic

Interesting interview of Leigh Brasington by Willoughby Britton. They chat about what happens when emotional issues come to the fore. Often people …

Meditation

Upgrading Your Mental Operating System

Gary Weber recounts a moment of realization — his mind was full of crap. Here he talks about a possible remedy — upgrading his mental operating …

Operating Systems

Mindfulness 2.0 – The New Wave of Meditation Teachers

<i>photo by Gabriel Garcia Marengo (creative commons)</i><p>There are a few common themes here. Firstly, none of these people are associated with the …

Mindfulness