Posts by Ted Meissner

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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Episode 116 :: Chris Noone :: Sham Mindfulness and Critical Thinking

Chris Noone Researcher Chris Noone joins us to speak about his latest paper studying the effects of mindfulness on critical thinking, and to talk about the need for active controls in mindfulness research. As many of you long time listeners know, I’m a big fan of good science and critical thinking, as well as mindfulness…

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Episode 115 :: Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno :: Mindfulness and the African Prisons Project

Inmaculada Adarves-Yorno Inma Adarves-Yorno joins us to speak about Mindfulness and the African Prisons Project. Mindfulness is still relatively new to prison systems, with many hurdles to overcome in delivering the practice to those living in conditions of extraordinary suffering. Our guest today shares her experiences in bringing contemplative practice to inmates, and how they…

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Episode 114 :: Adam Lueke :: Mindfulness and Implicit Bias Reduction

Adam Lueke Researcher Adam Lueke joins us to share his findings on how mindfulness can reduce implicit bias from his paper, Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Implicit Age and Race Bias: The Role of Reduced Automaticity of Responding. Much of formal meditation practice as it’s done in secular mindfulness involves noticing, and receiving whatever is present in…

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Practice Circle May 27th, 2018: Hindrances to Meditation

Amy Balentine When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, May 27th, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll explore the Five Hindrances in meditation practice, guided by Amy Balentine Click here to join our free video conference group Sunday night. We all experience obstacles or difficulties in meditation, which can…

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