Getting started with mindfulness

 

Mindful.org is an excellent resource for down-to-earth articles and guided practices.

This page is one of my favorites for getting acquainted with mindfulness practice. It includes audio guides for a 5-minute breath meditation and a 3-minute body scan at the bottom of the page. These are the practices I recommend to beginners.


Video: "You are not your thoughts"

 

Jon Kabat Zinn, a pioneer of research on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, talks here about the brain science underlying mindfulness.


Tara Brach's archive of meditation audio

Tara Brach, PhD is a clinical psychologist who specializes in integrating mindfulness and meditation into psychotherapy. She provides a long list of free meditation audio guides here.


UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) resources

UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) provides studio-recorded audio meditation guides, as well as a weekly podcast on mindfulness. If you live in L.A., you can also go to their weekly (free) drop-in guided meditation at the Hammer Museum (Thursdays at 12:30pm).