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Mindful Breathing: Learning the Art

Mindful Breathing: Learning the Art

Thich Nhat Hanh, of Plum Village Monastery, is a Zen Master and lifetime practitioner and teacher of mindfulness practices.  His teachings explain that when we practice mindfulness, we are practicing mindfulness of something.  We can be mindful of sounds, sights, sensations, feelings, and, especially, the breath. The art of mindful breathing is one of the most common and introductory practices in mindfulness meditation. The…

Three Obstacles To Mindfulness Meditation

Three Obstacles To Mindfulness Meditation

Three common obstacles to the practice of mindfulness meditation are grasping, trying to shut off the mind and being too busy to find time to sit and meditate. Grasping It is familiar to us to try to grasp at mindfulness meditation.  To remember and regurgitate like we did in grade school with Math, English, etc.  We grasp at the concepts to…