How To Start A Yoga Practice

How To Start A Yoga Practice

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Doing yoga at home is a great way to keep in the swing of things between classes and can help take the stress out of your day whilst calming your mind. There’s a lot of ways you can approach a home practice so try not to get overwhelmed at first. The key lies in establishing a routine that works around …

Morning Meditation Practices

Morning Meditation to Start the Day

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Morning Meditation to Start the Day Meditating in the morning is a great way to start your day! Starting the day with a period of morning meditation helps you point your day in the right direction. When we tune into our deeper intentions right upon awakening, we lay a foundation of mindfulness, awareness, and kindness from the beginning. Finding the …

Metta for Self

A Year of Self-Kindness, Part 2

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We held a New Year’s Intention Setting class this year on New Year’s Eve. I set the intention to practice metta daily for myself. Metta is the first of the four brahma-viharas and the practice of cultivating loving-kindness or gentle friendliness toward a being, who in this case happens to be myself. I wrote back in March about my experience …

Mindfulness Exercises

Simple and Fun Mindfulness Exercises for Adults, Teens, and Children

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Mindfulness Exercises – Games and Activities for Groups, Classrooms, and More Mindfulness is no longer a practice strictly for new-age groups and your strange spiritual friend. It’s becoming much more mainstream, with its growth fueled largely by backing from the scientific community. Studies have found that mindfulness practice increases subjective well-being, reduces reactivity, and improves behavioral regulation. Mindfulness has also …

My Problem with Refuge Recovery

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In case you’re not familiar, Refuge Recovery is a Buddhist path to recovery started by Noah Levine and the wonderful folks in the Against the Stream & Dharma Punx community. There are many people that have played a part in getting this program up and off the ground, and I’m super grateful for all the work they’ve done. Refuge Recovery …

Is Buddhism a Religion?

Is Buddhism a Religion? – On God, Faith, and Awakening

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One of the things that drew me to Buddhist meditation was my perception that Buddhism was approachable and pragmatic. I wasn’t raised religious at all, and had some hesitation toward my image of what religion was. This wasn’t because of any bad personal experience with any religion, but I liked that the Buddhist meetings I went to offered me practices …

What is metta meditation?

What is Metta? – Metta Practice, Meditations, and Explanation

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What is Metta Meditation? You may have heard the term metta or metta bhavana before in a meditation group, on social media, or in a dharma talk. It’s an important and foundational practice in Buddhist meditation traditions, and something about which we receive a lot of questions. As the first of the four brahma-viharas, or heart practices, it’s a practice …

Guided Meditation Scripts

Guided Meditation Scripts – Mindfulness, Compassion, and More

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Shop Mindfulness Gifts We have been asked repeatedly to provide some guided meditation scripts, and finally got around to doing it! We offer these freely for your use, so feel free to download and print. If you have any questions about reading them or using them, you can always reach out via email to Matthew@OneMindDharma.com. We are here to support …