Links

A wonderful short video about Mindful Activism, from a beautiful group in the UK.

Thich Nhat Hanh discusses deep listening with Oprah Winfrey:

Wonderful long talk by Tara Brach on RAIN – cultivating a Mindful Awareness:

 

10% Happier with Dan Harris on itunes (link below):   Dan Harris is a fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, which led him to something he always thought was ridiculous: meditation. He wrote the bestselling book, “10% Happier,” started an app — “10% Happier: Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics” — and now, in this podcast, Dan talks with smart people about whether there’s anything beyond 10%. Basically, here’s what this podcast is obsessed with: Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment (whatever that means)?

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/10-happier-with-dan-harris/id1087147821?mt=2

Dharmaseed
A great place to find free audio talks about all types of Buddhism and meditation topics.

Mindfulness Yoga
Our teacher Poep Sa Frank Jude Boccio’s blog about mindfulness yoga. Lots of great stuff here.

Zen Naturalism
A second blog by Frank. This one attempts to explain Zen in particular and Buddhism in general within a purely naturalistic and scientific framework. No “woo” here.

The Interdependence Project
A spectacular resource for anyone interested in secular Buddhism. A wide variety of talks, courses, and other resources. The IDP has guiding teachers from the Theravadan, Zen, and Shambhala traditions. Especially helpful for people interested in connecting spiritual practice with activism and progressive politics.

True North Insight 
TNI offers retreats in various locations across Ontario in the Insight tradition. A lovely option for anyone looking for meditation retreats locally.

Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Two lovely retreat centers for anyone interested in participating in a longer meditation retreat. These centers were founded by some of the earliest American Buddhist teachers and ofter a kinder, gentler vipassana meditation experience.  If you really want to sink your teeth into meditation, a retreat is definitely worthwhile.