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Mindfulness and Meditation

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karli buday

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Transcript of Mindfulness and Meditation

mindfulness and Meditation
Mindfulness (or Mindful Meditation) is NOT...
sitting cross-legged on the floor (like the pictures you may have seen in magazines or on TV)...but you can if you want to.
something that takes a lot of time, although some patience and persistence are required.
the absence of thought.
about ‘success’ or ‘failure’.
Just a few things that Mindfulness can do for you!
is a concept and practice inherited from Buddhist traditions.
is the continuous awareness of our bodies, emotions, and thoughts.
is observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself.
allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they tip you into a downward spiral.
can be achieved through many ways: a very simple form of meditation is to focus your full attention on your breath as it flows in and out of your body.
has found its way into mainstream psychology and medicine – and slowly into the
How do you feel?
Meditation Resources at Cornell
can increase academic (or work) success
decrease anxiety, stress, depression, exhaustion, and irritability
enhance focus and attention
increase self-awareness and the awareness of others
improve memory, reaction times and mental/physical stamina
dramatically reduce pain and the emotional reaction to pain
may reduce aging at the cellular level
improve heart and circulatory health
increase autonomous activities (that is, do things because you want to, not because of pressure from others)
improve the immune system
enhance brain function
boost a positive live outlook; increase sense of purpose and reduce feelings of isolation and alienation
can contribute to better and more fulfilling relationships
can help reduce the impact of serious conditions such as cancer or serious issues such as drug or alcohol dependence
something like this
• Weekly Mindfulness Meditation, Gannett Health Services, Johnson School, Law School and soon also Engineering College
• Zen Buddhist Meditation: Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in the Founders Room at Anabel Taylor Hall
• Tibetan Buddhist Meditation: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 12:15 pm in the Founders Room at Anabel Taylor Hall
• Cornell University PE Meditation Classes
• Cornell Mindfulness Facebook Group, meditation related articles and announcements administrated by Werner Zorman, everyone at Cornell can join and post
• Mindfulness Seminar, Werner Zorman, 8-week program typically offered once each semester. (Contact werner.zorman@cornell.edu for more details.)
• www.gannett.cornell.edu/topics/stress/cando/learn/meditate/
Have time for another EXERCISE?
Let's Try
Before Work.....During Work.....after meditation

Exercise 2
Mindful Movement


Turning the Mind Into an Ally, Sakyong Mipham and Pema Chödrön
How to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Making Friends with Your Mind, Pema Chödrön
Meditation for Beginners, Jack Kornfield
Mindfulness in Plain English, Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams and Danny Penman

Ways to practice Mindfulness:
Online Meditation Resources
Mindfulness is our ability to be aware of what is going on both inside us and around us
Exercise 1
(workplace and personal)
Exercise 3:
"Befriending" Meditation
Feel free to stay and
meditate some more.
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