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Our Friend Thich Nhat Hanh posted this on Facebook today

September 23, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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Conscious Design of Happiness with Emily Fletcher Excerpt Part 2

September 22, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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We are delighted to share with you an excerpt from Emily Fletcher’s Conscious Design of Happiness series for those looking for ways to become more fulfilled. Click here to read part one of this post. We have a different program, okay? And that program is we’ve got to meditate and we’ve got to perform action. We’ve got to do both. Okay? So Maharishi, who, P.S., was a celibate and was... Read more

 

Basket of Plums Songbook by Thich Nhat Hanh Audio Preview

September 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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This songbook shares the songs of Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Community of Mindful Living in France. With traditional hymns and many of Thich Nhat Hanh’s well-know poems set to music, along with original compositions by songwriter Joseph Emet, A Basket of Plums Songbook is a perfect way to learn about mindfulness. These songs are for walking, sitting, breathing, eating, gratitude, and enjoying the present moment. Whether you chose to... Read more

 

Touching Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh Audio Preview

September 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Developing upon teachings on the art of mindful living begun in Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh shows the connection between inner peace and peace on earth. Recorded live in New York in 1991, he teaches us how mindful breathing and awareness is refreshing and healing, and how it can be used as the basis for examining the roots of war and social problems. His vision for rebuilding society through strengthening... Read more

 

Thich Nhat Hanh: Compassion and Suffering

September 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Thich Nhat Hahn in an interview from Whispers on the Wind on suffering and compassion. Whisper on the Wind is a worldwide documentary about the big questions of life. Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Thich Nhat Hanh: Compassion and Suffering appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Robert Thurman Transformation Meme

September 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Pema Chodron Limitless Meme

September 21, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Continuing Education Credits

September 20, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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BetterListen! is happy to partner with R. Cassidy Seminars to provide continuing education credits to the following professions: Psychologists Social Workers  Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists  Chemical Dependency Counselors  Nurses Teachers/Educators Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly... Read more

 

Jon Kabat-Zinn Practice Meme

September 20, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Conscious Design of Happiness with Emily Fletcher Excerpt Part 1

September 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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We are delighted to share with you an excerpt from Emily Fletcher’s Conscious Design of Happiness series for those looking for ways to become more fulfilled. What do I want to do? Not what is smartest, not what is best, not what’s going to make me the most money, not what’s the safest, not what’s like the most secure. What do I want to do? Because here’s the reality. Your... Read more

 

The 5 Question Compassion Test

September 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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What type of compassion do you have? Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post The 5 Question Compassion Test appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Healing Oneself Healing the World with Thich Nhat Hanh and Friends

September 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Healing Oneself and Healing the World featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and practice with Br. Phap Dung and Sr. Dang Nghiem September 24, 2013. 120-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi during the 2013 Nourishing Great Togetherness teaching tour. This is the orientation for the 6-day retreat with the theme Healing Ourselves, Healing the World. Creating a healing environment in our physical and spiritual... Read more

 

Curiosity Gif

September 19, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Pema Chodron Smile at Fear Wisetrack Audio and Text Excerpt

September 16, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Today we are pleased to bring to you this excerpt from Smile at Fear: A Retreat with Pema Chodron.  We all have fears, but when we look closely at them, we discover that behind each fear resides a basic fear of ourselves.  Take the journey with Pema Chodron and discover what is inside of your fear. I think it’s really wonderful that so many of us are going to spend this... Read more

 

Are You Cultivating The Three Dimensions of Happiness?

September 14, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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After years of rigorous happiness research, Martin Seligman, founder of positive psychology, shares his complete vision of a happy life. The best part is, these dimensions can be trained and cultivated with conscious effort. A Pursuit of Happiness article explains Seligman’s three dimensions of happiness: The Pleasant Life, The Good Life, and The Meaningful Life. These three dimensions work in a stage like way, with each stage laying the foundations for the next. “The Pleasant... Read more

 

6 Ideas For a Happier Life From Some of our Most Inspiring Courses

September 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Looking for ways to improve your mental well-being? Want continuing education credits? Check out these fantastic course previews! Which course are you taking? Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Continuing Education Credits on BetterListen.  Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post 6 Ideas For a Happier Life From Some of our Most Inspiring Courses appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Waking Up Jon Kabat-Zinn Meme

September 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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The Neuroscience of Compassion with Richard Davidson Audio Preview

September 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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“The best way to activate positive-emotion circuits in the brain is through generosity,” Davidson, who founded the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at University of Wisconsin, Madison, said in a talk at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “This is really a kind of exciting neuroscientific finding because there are pearls of wisdom in the contemplative tradition—the Dalai Lama frequently talks about this—that the best way for us to be happy is... Read more

 

Open to the Passions with Mark Epstein Audio Preview

September 13, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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It is common in both Buddhism and Freudian psychoanalysis to treat desire as if it is the root of all suffering and problems, but psychiatrist Mark Epstein believes this to be a grave misunderstanding.In his controversial defense of desire, he makes clear that it is the key to deepening intimacy with ourselves, each other, and our world. Proposing that spiritual attainment does not have to be detached from intimacy or... Read more

 

The Development of Personality in Men Robert Bly Wisetrack Excerpt

September 12, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Check out this exclusive excerpt of Robert Bly’s audiobook “W.B. Yeats and his Father: The Development of Personality in Men.” These broadcast quality archival recordings have been edited down into an amazing journey led by one of the great and entertaining American thinkers in recent history. Robert explores the poetry of Yeats and goes deep into his biography to help bring to light the inspirations of his great works. Part english/history lesson, part... Read more

 

How Mindful Are You of Mindfulness?

September 12, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Mindfulness on BetterListen. Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post How Mindful Are You of Mindfulness? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Inhale Exhale Gif

September 12, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Guided meditation audio on BetterListen.  Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Inhale Exhale Gif appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

W.B. Yeats and His Father: The Development of Personality In Men by Robert Bly

September 12, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Robert Bly, best-selling author of Iron John and winner of The National Book Award for Poetry has been a cultural icon for many years. Twenty Five years ago Robert gave a weekend workshop in Pennsylvania, the result was a phenomenal program in which Robert explored two of his favorite subjects – W.B. Yeats and the psychology and personality of men. These broadcast quality archival recordings have been edited down into an amazing... Read more

 

Which Mindfulness Quote Do You Like The Best?

September 09, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Which one did you pick? Jon Kabat-Zinn on BetterListen.  Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Which Mindfulness Quote Do You Like The Best? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Excerpt from “Boomer Yoga” by Beryl Bender Birch

September 09, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Beryl Bender Birch, the renowned yoga instructor who developed “Power Yoga”, now brings us “Boomer Yoga” for practitioners “of a certain age.”  Following is an excerpt from the introduction from her book Boomer Yoga: Energizing the Years Ahead for Men & Women. The whole idea for Boomer Yoga started when I realized that I couldn’t exactly do what I used to do in terms of physical activity. My body is... Read more

 

Excerpt from “Like This: More Poetry of Rumi”. Translation by Coleman Barks

September 09, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Jalaluddin Rumi is recognized as one of the greatest poets of all time. Through his rendering of Rumi’s poems and stories, Coleman Barks has established himself as one of the leading voices for Rumi’s work today.  Enjoy this excerpt of beautiful Rumi poetry from “Like This: More Poetry of Rumi”, translated and read by Coleman Barks. There is some kiss we want with our whole lives, the touch of spirit on... Read more

 

Beautiful Rilke Poetry Reading From Robert Bly

September 09, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Robert Bly performs a beautiful Rainer Maria Rilke poem. Bly says the poem is about increasingly expanding our “orbits,” the amount of the world we can embrace. I hope this poetry reading is as touching for you as it is for me. “I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, and I have been circling for a thousand years, and I still don’t know if I am a falcon, or... Read more

 

The Human Shadow with Robert Bly Audio Preview

September 08, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Through poetry, music and storytelling, Robert Bly takes us on a thought provoking and entertaining journey captured by this extraordinary live audio program recorded at the Open Center in New York City. Bly says parents make it clear there are certain parts of us they don’t like, ’you’re too noisy’ … One image is to say we take that part and put it into a bag. Our independence and feeling... Read more

 

Poems of Rumi by Coleman Barks and Robert Bly Audio Preview

September 08, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Rumi (1207-1273) was one of the world’s most profound and influential spiritual masters. Robert Bly and Coleman Barks accompanied by Marcus Wise (tablas), David Whetstone (sitar), Celso Maldanado, Michael Meade, and Olatunji (drums). Purchase the complete program here Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Poems of Rumi by Coleman Barks and Robert Bly Audio Preview... Read more

 

What Color is Your Personality?

September 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Mind Rock Gif

September 07, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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The Yoga of Ordinary Living with Robert Thurman

September 06, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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  Spiritual disciplines often seen remote from the realities of our daily lives. Yet there is a Mahayana Scripture which presents a model of enlightened practice in the midst of urban living, the Vimalakirti Sutra. This teaches a nondualistic wisdom and reconciliation of dichotomies. It challenges ordinariness and reveals systematic and effective ways of tapping higher potentials while upholding one’s usual responsibilities and enriching long-term relationships. Robert Thurman examines one... Read more

 

George Mumford Growth Mode Survival Mode Meme

September 03, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Excerpt from “From Out of the Blue” from the Marianne Williamson Lecture Series

September 02, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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We are pleased to present another excerpt from the Marianne Williamson Lecture Series. This talk, titled “From Out of the Blue”, was recorded in February 2010 in Los Angeles. I want to talk tonight about what happens when we look at anything in our own lives  and we recognize that our power to look at what’s happening differently is what transforms it. The Course In Miracles talks about the difference... Read more

 

Excerpt from “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu

September 02, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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The Art of War by Sun Tzu is one of the great Chinese classical texts, compiled more than 2,000 years ago.  Enjoy this excerpt titled “Strategic Assessments” — which includes both the original text and astute commentary from Chinese military thinkers — from our Shambhala Collection.   Master Sun: Military action is important to the nation. It is the grand of death and life, the path of survival and destruction. So... Read more

 

Which School of Buddhism are you?

September 01, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Robert Thurman, American Buddhist writer, on BetterListen. Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Sign up for our newsletter and receive WisdomFeed’s Mindfulness Welcome Pack courtesy of Better Listen! The post Which School of Buddhism are you? appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Robert Thurman, American Buddhist Writer, on Loving Your Enemy

August 31, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Big Think clip, Robert Thurman, American Buddhist author and academic, discusses Buddha and Jesus’s maxim of “love your enemy” in the context of the modern world. In the modern Western world, people get nervous about the idea of love your enemy, Thurman claims, because if you love your enemy you are inviting them to destroy you. Thurman says those who think that way are confused about what “love your enemy” really means; in Asian psychological... Read more

 

Robert Thurman’s Buddhist Theory of Relativity Audio Preview

August 31, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism Audio Preview

August 31, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Robert Thurman’s Basic Buddhism is a collective of multiple lectures he has given on Buddhism. In these lectures, Thurman patiently takes apart each jewel of Buddhism: the Buddha as the teacher of enlightenment, the Dharma as the teaching, or enlightenment itself, and the Sangha as the historical and current community of learners seeking to become Buddhas. Robert Thurman on BetterListen. Mindfulness Audio Programs | Best Sellers | Free & Special Offers Sign up for... Read more

 

This Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn

August 30, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Gloria Steinem – On Self Esteem

August 30, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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  Steinem offers her views on the interconnectedness between self-esteem and sexism, racism, politics, and physical and sexual abuse in this entertaining and educating program, recorded live at the New York Open Center. “As a speaker, writer and feminist spokesperson, Steinem has no equal.  She expresses herself with irresistible conviction…Steinem sprinkles her talk with wit while offering hope and encouragement that our lives can be better.” — Library Journal Author... Read more

 

Free Title Of The Month

August 30, 2016 | Posted by: steve stein
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Which Yoga Pose Are You?

August 29, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Bones Meditation Gif

August 29, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution with Diane Musho Hamilton

August 29, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution with Diane Musho Hamilton Conflict is going to be a part of your life—as long as you have relationships, a job, or dry cleaning to be picked up. Bracing yourself against it won’t make it go away, but if you approach it consciously, you can navigate it in way that not only honors everyone involved but makes it a source of deep... Read more

 

Zen and the Art of Conflict Resolution

August 25, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Dorris Tennant from Mediate reflects on Diane Musho Hamilton’s book Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach To Conflict Resolution. Tennant claims the book is about “how to live consciously in a world filled with conflicts,” and how to use conflict as a way to enhance creativity and compassion. As Hamilton claims in the book, “the more intimate we become with human suffering, the greater our compulsion to serve others,” suggesting that the more... Read more

 

Diane Musho Hamilton—What is Enlightenment?

August 25, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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What is enlightenment? According to Diane Musho Hamilton, Zen teacher, enlightenment is “the awakening to the reality that you aren’t fundamentally separate and your identification as a limited separate self is just one tiny minuscule perspective of what is.” Elaborating on this thought, she says “enlightenment is the recognition that your nature is nothing other than all things.” She notes however, that there are different kinds of enlightenment, explaining that the... Read more

 

George Mumford Try Not to Score Meme

August 25, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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A Full Life with Jon Kabat-Zinn

August 23, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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I Am – Awakening Self Acceptance with Emmett Miller Audio Preview

August 23, 2016 | Posted by: Matthew
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Drawing from ancient meditative and prayerful disciplines as well as modern techniques and mind-tools (link to mind tools about page) such as auto suggestion (from self-hypnosis) and affirmations, Dr. Miller helps you erase distractions from your mind and tension from your body, making it easier to contact the deeper Self that lies semi-dormant within. Your heart and mind will open to that inner voice that lets you know you have... Read more