Below you will find resources to guide and ground you in your mindfulness, compassion and nature connection practices. Some of these resources are generated through our YAM Initiative (Young Adult Mindfulness), which is donor funded. We would love to develop a resource branch for Health and End-of-Life Professionals as well and are seeking a sponsor to make this happen.
Building Your Meditation Practice: Learn with (Rev.) Andrew Blake how to build up your meditation practice. Things to consider our time, space, styles, and intentions. All of these, and more, go into creating a meditation practice that really impacts your life and supports you.
Everyday Awareness To Change Your Life: The goal of mindfulness is to help you be in the present moment, so that you can choose how you want to respond, instead of react from unconscious patterns and conditioning. So how can mindfully washing dishes change your life? This video breaks it down a little.
Working with Difficult Emotions: (Rev.) Andrew Blake takes us through various methods to work with difficult emotions – the ones that block us, make us feel small, and fear change. Using mindfulness, meditation, self-compassion, and Tara Brach’s RAIN method, we hope this supports you in riding the waves that come with being human.
How to Sit: Meditation Tutorial: (Rev.) Andrew shares with us some simple tips for hot to sit in meditation and increase physical comfort and mental focus.
Strong Back, Soft Front Meditation: This contemplative meditation is inspired by the work and teachings of Roshi Joan Halifax. Enjoy the nourishing practice of cultivating a wise and open heart. Guided by (Rev.) Andrew Blake.
Working with Difficult Emotions: A simple, introductory meditation practice to guide you into the present moment. All you need is yourself. Guided by (Rev.) Andrew Blake.
Other Resources to Guide Your Practice:
This link connects you to an excellent resource with guided practices, talks and videos from teachers such as Sharon Salzburg, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ronald Siegel, Tara Brach and our own local teacher of MBCT, Zindel Segal.
This link to Insight Timer site is home to more than 1,500,000 meditators. Insight Timer is rated as the top free meditation app on the Android and iOS stores.