Resources

Retreat Centers

– Spirit Rock Meditation Center – http://www.spiritrock.org for meditation retreats in Northern California.

– Insight Meditation Society – http://www.dharma.org for a wide range of sites and links regarding mindfulness meditation. IMS is a Buddhist meditation center founded in 1975 that teaches Vipassana meditation. It is located in Barre, Massachusetts.

– Vallecitos Mountain Refuge http://vallecitos.org – a wilderness learning and retreat center in New Mexico

– Mount Madonna Institute in Watsonville, CA  http://www.mounmadonnainstitute.org

– Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, CO http://www.shambhalamountain.org/

– Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM  http://www.upaya.org

WolrdwideInsight.org – https://www.worldwideinsight.org is a Dharma practice group that you can join from anywhere in the world. Each Sunday, renowned Insight Meditation teachers offer meditation instruction, teachings, and live Q & A

MeditationTimers

http://awakeningbell.org – bells to ring on computer or phone as you schedule the bells to cue you to stop and breathe.

Local and Regional Practice Opportunities

The Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness (MAM)
MAM offers connection and support to Midwestern mindfulness practitioners, helps us stay consistent in our practice, and provides a place to get questions answered.

Seeking Solace Yoga – every Thursday from 7-8pm a mindfulness
informed professional from the KC area leads a no fee / donation based session of practice. Address is 9200 Glenwood, Ste. 100 in OP. Details can be found on http://www.Meetup.com

Inner Peace Buddhist Center – http://innerpeacebuddhistcenter.org Contemporary Buddhism, meets Wednesdays from 7-8pm at Heart of the Dove at 43 rd and Troost. I’ll go with you!

Unity Temple on the Plaza – http://unitytemple.com/healing/hmedit.asp Serenity Pause offers secularized meditation sessions daily at scheduled times throughout the week. No previous meditation experience is necessary. Each meditation time includes meditation instruction, time to sit, and time to discuss. Both chairs and mat/cushions are provided. All sessions are offered on a love offering donation basis. Space is available for individual meditation Monday – Saturday, 10am -9pm

Mid-America Dharma – http://midamericadharma.org offering Insight Meditation to the Heartland

Show-Me Dharma – https://showmedharma.org dedicated to making the study and practice of Insight Meditation available to Mid-Missouri

QiGong and TaiChi

Master Sit’s Tai Chi http://www.taihui.com at Westport Presbyterian Church
Johnson- County-Tai- Chi-Meetup- Group https://www.meetup.com/KC-http://wingchunusa.com/index.php
Inner Space Yoga – http://www.innerspaceyogakc.com/new-page-3/ – qigong with Master Yao Lin

Organizations of Interest

– Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School -https://www.cfmhome.org/about Dedicated to supporting mindfulness practitioners, teachers, and researchers around the globe

-Garrison Institute –http://www.garrisoninstitute.org explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world.

– Mind and Life Institute – https://www.mindandlife.org – a non-profit organization committed to building a scientific understanding of the mind as away to help reduce suffering and promote human flourishing.

– Omega Institute – visitor center in Rhinebeck, NY with programs in many locations http://www.eomega.org

-Lion’s Roar – Lion’s Roar Foundation offers timeless Buddhist teachings, up-to- the-moment news, advice, commentary, and more. Content is delivered through print and digital editions.

– Mindful – Mindful.org is a mission-driven non-profit online and print magazine. It is dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a compassionate society.

Recommended Books on Mindfulness

Full Catastrophe Living Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever You Go, There You Are Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Mindful Way Through Depression J. Mark
It’s Easier Than You Think Sylvia Boorstein
Mindfulness Joseph Goldstein
The Kindness Handbook Sharon Salzberg
Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness Sharon Salzberg
Meditation for Beginners Jack Kornfield
The Mind and the Way Ajahn Sumedho
Mindfulness in Plain English Jenepola Gunarantana
The Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh
A Path With Heart Jack Kornfield
After the Ecstasy, The Laundry Jack Kornfield
Radical Acceptance Tara Brach
Seeking the Heart of Wisdom Joseph Goldstein
The Mindful Brain Daniel Siegel, MD
The Sacred Path of the Warrior Chogyam Trungpa
When Things Fall Apart Pema Chodron
The Wisdom of No Escape Pema Chodron
Buddha’s Brain Rick Hanson, PhD