Posts by Ted Meissner

Episode 125 :: Cynthia Osterman :: The Benji Project

Cynthia Osterman Cynthia Osterman joins us to speak about mindful self compassion for teens in the state of Washington with The Benji Project. Growing up in contemporary society is incredibly difficult, so much harder than it was for people of my age when we were teens. Sure, it was difficult then, and depression and anxiety…

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Episode 124 :: Cynthia Garner :: Mindfulness Ambassadors International

Cynthia Garner Cynthia Garner joins us to speak about the new organization, Mindfulness Ambassadors International. For those who have been interested in deepening their mindfulness practice in a secular setting, the choices have been fairly slim: either pursue teaching, or attend the occasional retreat. But more and more options are becoming available for those interested…

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Episode 123 :: Lorraine M. Hobbs :: Mindfulness for Teens and Young Adults

Lorraine M. Hobbs Lorraine M. Hobbs joins us to speak about her experiences teaching mindfulness to teens and young adults. Something new teachers of mindfulness encounter is that it’s one of the most rewarding activities they can do, and it’s also not as easy as it may seem. In addition to having a personal practice…

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Episode 122 :: Tracy Heilers :: Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully

Tracy Heilers Tracy Heilers joins us to speak about the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. Most of those I know who have a regular meditation practice were not fortunate enough to have been introduced to the practice at an early age, and even less likely to have had such an introduction in a school system.…

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

Deborah Salazar Shapiro Deborah Salazar Shapiro joins us to speak about her 2018 Parent and Teacher Choice Award winning children’s book, The Magical Mindful Day. One of the most encouraging aspects of the mindfulness movement to me is the increasing availability of children’s books, introducing this way of meeting the world with kind awareness. Concepts…

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Episode 120 :: Rob Beemer :: The Mindfulness Movement Documentary Film

Rob Beemer Film maker Rob Beemer joins us to speak about film The Mindfulness Movement. One of the interesting things about social movements is how they grow. Not just the historical conditions that lead to them getting started, but the people involved and the impact the movement has. Contemporary secular mindfulness is experiencing rapid growth,…

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Episode 118 :: Robert Plotkin :: Technology for Mindfulness

Robert Plotkin Robert Plotkin joins us to speak about Technology for Mindfulness. This past week I’ve seen not less than three popular media articles about how being online or using apps is counter to mindfulness, that by being online you are unavoidably living in a state of distraction and mindlessness. This is different from my…

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Action for Happiness

Recently I was honored to be a guest on the podcast Action for Happiness about mindfulness and the work here at Present Moment. This was a truly wonderful experience, as Gui is an insightful and welcoming host, and his guest roster is filled with luminaries like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Matthieu Ricard, Julieta Galante, Dan Goleman, Chade-Meng…

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Episode 117 :: Sharon Hadley and Romek Goj :: EventsList.org

Sharon Hadley One of the challenges facing new mindfulness teachers, and even those who have been teaching for quite some time, is getting our courses shared with those who would like to take them. Our competence and skills in teaching may not be helpful when it comes to setting up a web presence or knowing…

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