Mindfulness and meditation will now be part of the curriculum in 370 schools in England


Most of the time, when children act out by kicking and screaming expletives, it is because they do not understand what they are going through, and cannot find a better way to release their feelings. When a child acts out, know that it is most likely because they are struggling to understand complex emotions that they are feeling for the first time in their lives.

Schools in England have started to tackle this problem in a new way, and that is by teaching mindfulness and meditation in the classroom to improve the youth’s overall mental health. In 370 schools across the country, children will be taught how to meditate, techniques for muscle relaxation and breathing exercises for mindfulness. The secondary school students will also get a more hands-on education to learn about awareness and how to increase this in their everyday lives. This program is being done under the mental health study that the British government is running up until 2021.

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All it takes is 10 mindful minutes


When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe describes the transformative power of doing just that: Refreshing your mind for 10 minutes a day, simply by being mindful and experiencing the present moment. (No need for incense or sitting in uncomfortable positions.)

Meditation Reveals and Heals: Making Peace with Our Anxieties Through Mindfulness


Happy publication to the new gift edition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation! Featuring beautiful calligraphy by Nhat Hanh and archival photography from his travels around the world, his classic guide to meditation offers gentle anecdotes and practical exercises as a means of learning the skills of mindfulness—being awake and fully aware of the present moment. Whether you’re washing the dishes, having a conversation, or peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment is an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness. Nhat Hanh’s wisdom is especially useful now during a campaign season fraught with the politics of division and fear. Mindfulness can help us relieve stress and clear through the clutter in our minds, which is important during the campaign. Leer Más

Daily Meditation: Contemplation

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today’s meditation features a score by composer Thomas Newman, featured in the 1999 film “American Beauty.” The calming piece lends itself to contemplation, creating a soothing yet stimulating atmosphere for reflective inquiry.


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