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Virtual Sangha: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Live & Online
We meet for an hour via Zoom.
The first 5 - 10 minutes are a quick introduction to the meditation, followed by 30 min of guided meditation. The remaining time we'll have an open sharing and reflection circle.
We will do mindfulness meditations used in MBSR. For example:
Attention of thoughts and emotions
Body scan
Mountain meditation
When you sign up here for the meditation I will send you a zoom li...
Tine
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Virtual Sangha: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Live & Online
We meet for an hour via Zoom.
The first 5 - 10 minutes are a quick introduction to the meditation, followed by 30 min of guided meditation. The remaining time we'll have an open sharing and reflection circle.
We will do mindfulness meditations used in MBSR. For example:
Attention of thoughts and emotions
Body scan
Mountain meditation
When you sign up here for the meditation I will send you a zoom li...
Calvin77
icon-wio Calvin77 uploaded a new photo
  • Calvin77
Tine
icon-wio Tine created an event
Virtual Sangha: Weekly Guided Mindfulness Meditation
Live & Online
We meet for an hour via Zoom.
The first 5 - 10 minutes are a quick introduction to the meditation, followed by 30 min of guided meditation. The remaining time we'll have an open sharing and reflection circle.
We will do mindfulness meditations used in MBSR. For example:
Attention of thoughts and emotions
Body scan
Mountain meditation
When you sign up here for the meditation I will send you a zoom li...
Candy
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Calvin77
Photo challenge: What makes you happy?
As it's the International Day of Happiness this month (March 20th), we wanted to celebrate what makes you happy – in pictures! 😃📸 It could be a snap of you with your bestie, a treasured place, your favourite meal, or a special image from the past that evokes joy.
Upload a pic and add a few words to explain why this image brings you so much happiness. I’ll start by adding mine below... Oh, and remember to vote your favourites up the list!
LikeLizzie, Calvin77, Summer37 · 9 Replies
Kymera
Kymera Writing fiction with coffee. Writing fiction with coffee.
LikeLizzie, Calvin77, BeingBre · 27.03.2020 3:50:11
Carla
Carla Nature, nature and more nature! this reallyu makes me happy! I love walking and observing its beauty, there is new omething every day especially now with Spring on the way Mother Nature is awakening despite all the odds. It lifts my sprit up and make me appreciate what we have and take it for granted. Let's all protect and glroify nature, it's a free gift and we all need to take responsability. Be happy in Nature! Nature, nature and more nature! this reallyu makes me happy! I love walking and observing its beauty, there is new omething every day especially now with Spring on the way Mother Nature is awakening despite all the odds. It lifts my sprit up and make me appreciate what we have and take it for granted. Let's all protect and glroify nature, it's a free gift and we all need to take responsability. Be happy in Nature!
LikeLizzie, Calvin77 · 26.03.2020 12:44:34
mommamm
mommamm I love nature and animals I love nature and animals
LikeCalvin77, Lizzie · 22.03.2020 20:37:29
Calvin77
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  • 13.03.2020 9:12:37
  • male (42)
  • Barcelona
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MBSR Weeks 1-2 Review

Olympia! So good to hear. Sounds like it is working wonders for you :)

Candy
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Intent exercise
With #MindfulMarch in full swing, I thought I'd share this little exercise I do sometimes to connect with myself.
"What does the Universe want from me?"
Choose a place where you feel safe and happy. Set aside a few minutes to sit quietly or meditate.
Take your time settling down, breathing in deeply and exhaling comfortably. Don't try to control your breath or anything else. Just let it flow, and let the rhythm of your breathing relax you.
Now, ask yourself the following questions without Read more…feeling the need to answer them. Notice what comes up and take the time to experience whatever arises.
Who am I?
Pause for a few seconds and then repeat the question.
What do I want?
Pause and repeat.
How can I serve?
Pause, then repeat the question.
Take two full, deep breaths and then ask yourself, "What does the Universe want from me?"
The idea is not to feel as if these questions need clear answering, but rather to see what arises during these quiet moments.
This intent exercise can be done any time one feels the need for connection to the self.
Namaste.
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Yvonne
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  • 10.03.2020 10:09:25
  • female (43)
  • Barcelona
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Mindfulness teachers: who do you follow?
We have quite a few articles here on the site about different mindfulness/meditation teachers and experts: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, Jack Kornfield, etc. I was curious as to which ones you follow and why: why do some resonate more closely with you?
Personally I like Ruby Wax a lot: she's a comedienne and author who later studied for a Master's degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. The way how she mixes advice with comedy really works for me. 🤣
Who are your faves and why?
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Tine
Tine I go through phases. I had a Tara Brach phase, where I would listen to her talks and draw mandalas.
Training to be an MBSR teacher, I naturally read a lot by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Part of my journey has let me to investigate the work on self-compassion by Kristin Neff deeply.
Through a Vipassana retreat, I focused on S.N. Goenka's teaching, and in the same year, I went to Plum village and dived into the world of Thích Nhất Hạnh and his monks and nuns, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I guess I like Read more… looking at life from different angles and through the lenses of different teachers again and again as I keep having new and deeper insights even with seemingly "easy" topics like thoughts.
LikeCalvin77, Lizzie · 12.03.2020 11:20:28
Candy
Candy I really like Thich Naht Hanh. His teachings on peace, mindfulness and loving kindness are very profound. His books are plainly, yet beautifully written and they've helped me so much. They are books one can read over and over and never get tired of it. 😇 I really like Thich Naht Hanh. His teachings on peace, mindfulness and loving kindness are very profound. His books are plainly, yet beautifully written and they've helped me so much. They are books one can read over and over and never get tired of it. 😇
LikeCalvin77, Lizzie · 09.03.2020 14:20:32
Candy
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Candy
icon-wio Candy wrote something in It's all about happiness
  • 03.03.2020 13:01:23
  • n/a (35)
  • Barcelona
  • Single
Is anything published in newspapers true

Thank you, Olly. It's easy to fall into worthlessness when from one moment to the next, everything you know and love comes crashing down and your whole life changes. My current situation is offering me an enormous opportunity for growth and expansion, and although I don't yet know how or what that means, or what I have to do, after reading what you wrote, I feel confident that everything is as it should be, and all I need is within me. ✨

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Candy
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  • 17.02.2020 13:21:16
  • n/a (35)
  • Barcelona
  • Single
What is your spirit animal?

I highly recommend reading "The Elephant Whisperer" by Lawrence Anthony. I love elephants too and this book made me love them even more! It's a wonderful and inspiring true story about African elephants.

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Julius
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  • 16.02.2020 13:32:23
  • male (37)
  • Barcelona
  • Not single
What is your favourite affirmation?

All I need is within me now

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Yvonne
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  • 14.02.2020 13:24:35
  • female (43)
  • Barcelona
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Candy
icon-wio Candy wrote something in Tools, Practices, Teachers
  • 07.02.2020 3:23:46
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  • Barcelona
  • Single
Do you have a gratitude practice?

I've been reading lots about this lately too. I do morning pages every morning and just recently started adding 3-6 things I am grateful for on that day, or what I was grateful for the day before. It's quite a powerful practice. The hard part I guess is keeping at it. But then again, if you just look around, you realise very quickly that there literally is SO much to be grateful for.

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Candy
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Ways to Overcome Sadness
Just recently I discovered motivational speaker Lisa Nichols. I find her videos to be very helpful and inspiring. In this video, she sheds light on the feelings of loneliness and the belief systems that come into play as the root cause of these emotions.
Her hashtag #YANA is a great reminder that we are not alone in sadness and depression.
I hope you find this video helpful. I sure did
If anyone has other views or opinions, or things that work for them, please feel free to share it with the Read more…community.
https://youtu.be/WFDKDoUnqLU
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flybutterfly
flybutterfly On overcoming sadness, depression, all of it -because it involves a lot more to get through (in my case - in overcoming severe, recurrent major depression -so happy to say -for the past 3 years after 11 years of suffering from it:
To feel connected to a wider community is essential - exactly like right here in this mindful one! (not unhealthy social media).
If you don’t have a positive support system- build one— find new friends that make you feel like sunshine, that are authentic in their Read more… friendship and support and consistently there enough which is needed for any real connection to develop and grow, and get rid of toxic people that drain you.
Also, I have learned that you need to grieve your losses, learn from your pain, feel it, understand it, and start the healing journey of letting go. Accept what you cannot control but take charge of what you can change. Make the right choices and acquire new habits to grow and become whole and balanced -mind, body, and soul. Having an open and curious mind to be receptive to learning new, healthier, mind reframing perspectives and practices. Live in the moment/Be Present. Using creativity as an outlet. Create moments of joy. Uplift and share your light with others.
Like · 21.03.2020 17:45:11
Candy
icon-wio Candy wrote something in It's all about happiness
  • 06.02.2020 13:53:07
  • n/a (35)
  • Barcelona
  • Single
Share a weird thing you like to do that makes you happy :)

That doesn't sound odd at all! I do the same. I lost my best friend to suicide a few years ago and I still talk to him too 😇

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Candy
icon-wio Candy wrote something in The MBSR Course Forum
  • 06.02.2020 4:45:44
  • n/a (35)
  • Barcelona
  • Single
MBSR - general and technical questions

Hi Kim, if you go back into the Academy and click on your username in the top right-hand corner, and then click 'My Account', you'll find your certificate there. It might be that it displays your username instead of your full name, but we can easily and happily change that for you if you let us know. I hope that helps 😊

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