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Episode 147 :: Elizabeth A. Stanley, Ph.D. :: Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma


Episode 145 :: Carter Lebares :: Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Training in Surgery


Episode 135 :: Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo :: Mindfulness and Caregivers of Veterans


Episode 132 :: Jylani Ma’at Brown :: Teens of Color Mindfulness Retreat


Episode 121 :: Deborah Salazar Shapiro :: The Magical Mindful Day


Episode 119 :: Dawn Brooks DeCosta :: Emotional Intelligence at Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School


Episode 107 :: David Treleaven :: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness


Episode 106 :: Amishi Jha :: Mindfulness for the Military


Practice Circle: Mindful Movement


Episode 105 :: Maia Duerr :: Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood That Reflects Your Core Intention


Episode 104 :: Jane Compson, Lynette Monteiro, Frank Musten :: Practitioner’s Guide to Ethics and Mindfulness-Based Interventions


Episode 097 :: Inger Burnett-Zeigler :: Mindfulness with Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Women in Chicago


Episode 082 :: Rose Pavlov :: Ivy Child International


Episode 080 :: Rebecca Crane :: What Defines Mindfulness-Based Programs?


Episode 079 :: Sara Harvey Yao :: Drop In: Lead with Deeper Presence and Courage


Episode 069 :: Laura Schmalzl :: Neurology of Movement-Based Contemplative Practices


Episode 065 :: Jeena Cho :: The Anxious Lawyer


Episode 063 :: Brett Cook :: Clouds in a Teacup: A Mindfulness Journey and Coloring Book


Episode 059 :: Fadel Zeidan :: Mindfulness, Pain, and Placebo


Episode 057 :: Jane Compson and Lynette Monteiro :: Still Exploring the Middle Path: a Response to Commentaries

Practice Circle

Twice Monthly Drop-In Meditation

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and connection during our online live sessions

What is Online Live?

Practice Circle held online using streaming video technology via computer.  Participants log into their computer to see and hear the teachers and other participants, and to share their own experiences.


Monday Community Sit in Shrewsbury, MA

For several years upwards of 50 people have been meeting every Monday evening, rain or shine, workday or holiday, for learning, sharing, and meditation practice in community.  If you would like to be added to the mailing list of that group, let me know -- your privacy is respected and your information will never be shared.

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Photo by Tony Maciag
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Ted Meissner has been a meditator since the early 90’s, is a UMass Center for Mindfulness Certified MBSR Teacher, and is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader as well as several other podcasts, and has presented about mindfulness to various groups including the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Harvard Humanist Hub, and Be The Match, the National Marrow Donor program. Ted has been published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Mindful, and The International Journal of Whole Person Care, and teaches mindfulness, resilience, and hosts the in-person Mindfulness Practice Center community.

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