“She works at an emerging 21st century intersection of industry, social healing, and diverse contemplative practices. Raised Catholic with Joan of Arc as her hero, Mirabai Bush is one of the people who brought Buddhism to the West from India in the 1970s. She is called in to work with educators and judges, social activists and soldiers. She helped create Google’s popular employee program, Search Inside Yourself. Mirabai Bush’s life tells a fascinating narrative of our time: the rediscovery of contemplative practices, in many forms and from many traditions, in the secular thick of modern culture.”
Teen & young adult mindfulness retreats https://ibme.info/
“Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is a nonprofit that offers in-depth mindfulness programming for youth and the parents and professionals who support them. Our programming guides teens and young adults in developing self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision making, and empowers them to apply these skills in improving their lives and communities.
iBme is committed to caring for the natural world and addressing issues of social justice in all that we do.”
Below are some of my favorite websites for mindfulness and thoughtfulness.
On Being http://onbeing.org/
Mindful Magazine http://www.mindful.org/
Brain Pickings https://www.brainpickings.org/
Great to use for yourself or with students — scroll down on the link below to download for free (a blank tree is also available) http://www.contemplativemind.org/practices/tree
“Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self.”
Sharon Salzberg, Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation