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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.

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The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger | Shauna Shapiro | TEDxWashingtonsquare

How do we change? In this pioneering talk, Dr. Shauna Shapiro draws on modern neuroscience and ancient wisdom to demonstrate how mindfulness can help us make positive changes in our brains and our lives.

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How Mindfulness Empowers Us: An Animation Narrated by Sharon Salzberg

Mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they really are, freeing us from old ways of thinking.

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Jon Kabat-Zinn: What Is Mindfulness?

Jon Kabat-Zinn discusses what mindfulness and meditation are really about: presence of heart. This was part of a talk put on by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

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Awakening Joy: James Baraz on “What Is Mindfulness?”

“Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make.” Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized Internet course created by noted teacher, author, and co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, James Baraz.

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3 Tips for Mindfulness (Without the Bullsh*T) with Poppy Jamie

British entrepreneur, Poppy Jamie is the founder of the science-backed mindfulness app “Happy Not Perfect.” In this video, she talks us through the functions of the app, and if you skip to a little later on, leads us in an empowering meditation to set our minds straight.

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Mindfulness, Diversity & Social Justice | Rhonda Magee, Soren Gordhamer, Dr. Amishi Jha

Mindfulness is often seen as something only useful or needed among certain populations, but the practice has no real barriers, and all populations can benefit.

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How Meditation Impacts the Brain and Implications for Health

How does mindfulness and meditation improve health? Helen Weng, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, explains that training our internal mental lives can have positive effects on our minds, health, and relationships.

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2014 11 19 Joseph Goldstein - "Mindfulness: What It Is and Is Not"

CFM Guest Lecture Series - November 19, 2014 at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, Shrewsbury, MA

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How NBA Coach Phil Jackson Taught His Teams Mindfulness | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

When Phil Jackson began coaching the Chicago Bulls - and later the Los Angeles Lakers - he says he used the Zen philosophy of mindfulness to help build both teams.

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Taoist Master on Power of Mindfulness - Beginners Guide to Meditation | Tea Time Taoism

Master Gu and I show that living in the moment, mindfulness or meditation are not millennial buzzwords but ancient teachings that truly can transform your life. You have the power to become less anxious, happier and joyful.

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