Mindfulness is a term used to describe a certain way of paying attention in the present moment. It has gained popularity in the West through a surge of interest in Buddhism, but it can be practiced alongside many belief traditions or as a secular exercise. Mindfulness comes from a nonjudgmental place of attention and acceptance toward our minds, our bodies, and our feelings. While meditation practices often incorporate mindfulness, it can also be practiced while doing everyday activities. Mindfulness begets mindfulness: the practice increases our ability to be aware, awake, accepting, and less reactive, which can change how we relate to the world.

Compassion is a Strategic Advantage

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. You might be surprised that one of the biggest skills needed to achieve that vision is compassion, and especially compassion in leadership.

Compassion Means Business At LinkedIn

I recently interviewed Scott Shute, Head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn on his thoughts about compassionate leadership.

6 Ways to Build a Culture of Compassion

Scott Shute, the head of Mindfulness and Compassion at LinkedIn, shares a few simple gestures that can help foster compassion in our workplaces, families, and communities.

3 Ways Leaders Can Prevent Emotional Drain

When it comes to supporting employees to thrive despite the emotional fallout of the pandemic, leaders (and mindfulness) have a critical role to play.

At LinkedIn, Mindfulness Is Serious Business

LinkedIn's head of mindfulness and compassion programs says, 'Compassion is a strategy for long-term success.'

Three Means to Peace: Mindfulness, Compassion, and Wisdom

In this teaching from 2004, Joseph Goldstein explains how three principles of meditation can be applied to the world’s conflicts.

Three Ways to Raise Empathic Kids So They Become Compassionate Adults

Considering how to make the children in our lives better people helps us reflect on how we ourselves can be more compassionate.

Helen Weng: Using Science to Spread a Message of Compassion, Equity, and Inclusion

“This is how research should be done. By including those you want to study—and by sharing resources—it’s an embodied act of social activism.”

Interview with Dr. Helen Weng

In her work at the Osher Center and as an affiliate faculty member of the Neuroscape Center, Dr. Helen Weng is developing new ways to quantify meditation skills using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and machine learning to identify mental states of body awareness during meditation.

Why Well-Being Is a Skill That Can Be Learned

There’s a growing understanding—and resources—to allow us to take control of our minds and of our own well-being.


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Mindfulness Meditation