Abstracts

  • Experiencing Joy: What is Joy?

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Ravi Soni

    Typically,  the  sense  organs  of  the  body  are  thought  of  as  the  eyes,  ears,  nose,  mouth  and  skin.  Sense  objects  are  anything  that  is  seen,  heard,  ...

  • Mindfulness of Feelings: Experiencing Joy

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Ravi Soni

    The instructions for the second tetrad in the 16-step practice model delineated in the Ānāpānasati-sutta describe the progression of practice to be undertaken while remaining aware of breathing in and out as follows: 5. Experience joy 6. Experience happiness 7. Experience mental formation 8. Cal...

  • Body Scan: Calming the Whole Body

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Ravi Soni

    In  calming  of  the  body,  we  use  a  common  tech­nique  called  scanning.  To  scan,  means  to  examine  or  investigate  the  body  in  a  step-by-step  sweeping  m...

  • Coming to Our Senses by Jon Kabat-Zin

    Posted November 5, 2016 by Ravi Soni

    Book Summary: 'Coming to Our Senses - Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness' by Jon Kabat-Zin. Published by Hyperion, 2005   What Is Mindfulness? The practice of mindful meditation enables you to live in the present without judging, interpreting or analyzing. Mindfulness is the...

  • Full Catastrophe Living: Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Posted October 20, 2016 by Ravi Soni

    The Practice of Mindfulness: Paying Attention Mindfulness is “the awareness that arises by paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.” To begin your mindfulness journey, try this three-minute meditation: Close your eyes, sit in a posture that embodies wakef...