Short Mindfulness Meditation Practice Links
Short Mindfulness Meditation Practices (courtesy of rutgers.edu)
Free Guided Meditations (courtesy of UCLA)
Self-compassion guided meditation and exercises
Self-Compassion Guided Meditations and Exercises
How to begin a meditation practice – why, where and how to meditate
“How to Meditate” by David Gelles of the New York Times Well Section
How to meditate by Tara Brach
How to Meditate by Tara Brach
Apps for iPhone and most for Android, most free
Stop, Breathe & Think
Meditation Timer Pro
Take a Break
Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning by Daniel Barbezat & Mirabai Bush
Contemplative Pedagogy: The Special Role of Teaching and Learning Center by Daniel Barbezat & Allison Pingree
Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley and Diane Winston
Practicing the Power of Now: Essential Teachings, Meditations, and Exercises from The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment – and Your Life By Jon Kabat-Zinn
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh
Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness by Sharon Salzberg
Genuine Happiness: Meditation as the Path to Fulfillment by B. Alan Wallace
Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Guanaratana
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times By Pema Chodron
The Untethered Soul By Michael Singer
The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being by Daniel J. Siegel
The Contemplative Life and the Teaching of the Humanities by Brian Stock
The Heart of Higher Education: A Call to Renewal by Arthur Zajonc & Parker Palmer
The Power of Mindful Learning by Ellen J. Langer
The Contemplative Practitioner: Meditation in Education and the Professions by John P. Miller
Radical Presence: Teaching as Contemplative Practice by Mary Rose O’Reilley
Burggraf, Susan & Peter Grossenbacher. Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal Arts Education.
LiberalArtsOnline, June 2007.
Bush, Mirabai. (2010). Contemplative Higher Education in Contemporary America. See also Mirabai Bush,
“Contemplative Higher Education in Contemporary Life,” Contemplation Nation: How Ancient Practices Are Changing the Way We Live, pp. 221-36. 2011.
Bush, Mirabai. (2013). “Mindfulness in Higher Education,” in Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning,
Origins and Applications. London: Routledge.
Coburn, Thomas; Fran Grace; Anne Carolyn Klein; Louis Komjathy; Harold Roth & Judith Simmer-Brown. (2011).
Contemplative Pedagogy: Frequently Asked Questions. Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2011, 167-174.
Craig, Barbara A. (2011). Contemplative Practice in Higher Education: An Assessment of the Contemplative
Practice Fellowship Program. Northampton, MA: The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
Gunnlaugson, O., Sarath, E., Scott, C., & Bai, H. (Eds.). (2014). Contemplative Learning and Inquiry Across
Disciplines. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
Kroll, Keith. (Ed.). (2010). Contemplative Teaching and Learning: New Directions for Community Colleges, 151.
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Sanders, Linda A., Ed. (2013) Contemplative Studies in Higher Education: New Directions for Teaching and
Learning, No. 134, Summer 2013.
Shapiro, Shauna L.; Kirk Warren Brown & John A. Astin. (2008). Toward the Integration of Meditation into Higher
Education: A Review of Research. Edited by Maia Duerr. Northampton, MA: The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.
This paper was later revised and published as Shapiro, Shauna, Kirk Warren Brown and John A. Austin, “Toward the Integration of Meditation into Higher Education: A Review of Research Evidence,” Teachers College Record, 113:3 (2011), p. 493-528.
James E. Groccia and Laura Cruz (Eds.), To Improve the Academy, 31, 177-191. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-
Buddhist Economics by E.F. Schumacher on Right Livelihood
Above list courtesy of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society (partial list)
Links for Educators
To get students to focus, some professors are asking them to close their eyes by Andrew Reiner, Washington Post April 2016
Mindful Learning Pathway
The Krame Center offers a pathway of activities that can help you develop your own practice and then develop pedagogy to bring mindfulness into your classroom.
Mindfulness for Teachers
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Course
6 months of practice 20 minutes a day
.b mindfulness teacher curriculum training
July 2017 Mindfulness In Schools Project (MiSP)
Weekly meditations both day and evening at the Krame Center
Children’s Yoga certification (pre-k to 17 years old)
Krame Center Speaker Series
Free Introduction to Mindfulness class
Mindfulness classes to ‘help teenagers’ mental fitness’ by Smitha Mundasad, BCC July 2015
When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom by Lauren Cassani Davis, The Atlantic August 2015