Being Mindful

Cultivating awareness, concentration and self-discipline
Current ClassesThe Mindful Corporation





Pema Chodron – This Lousy World
Lizzie Velasquez – How do you define yourself
Katie Owens – Active Listening
Lee Holden – Qi Gong

Meditation Groups

West University SeniorsWebsite 

Meets the second and fourth Wednesdays from 2pm to 3 pm – Led by Stan Merrill

Insight Meditation GroupWebsite
Meets every Monday 7 to 8:30 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church – Led by Ginger Clarkson

 Recommended Books

  • “Say This, Not That:” by Carl Alasko Ph. D.  Amazon

  • “10% Happier:” by Dan Harris Amazon

  • “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”by Marshall B. Rosenberg Amazon

  • Shantideva – “Engaging in Bodhisattva Behavior”–  translated from by Alexander Berzin, 2004 – Chapter 6. Showing Patience


  • NY Times Article – How to start a meditation Practice Click Here

    5 Brutal Truths about life click here

    • 1) Worrying is useless…

    • 2) If we want to be happy, we must see reality for what it is…

    • 3) We need to accept change actively…

    • 4) The root of suffering is pursuing temporary feelings…

    • 5) Meditation is the path to reducing suffering

  • Mix of Six – Six things that you can do to prevent Cancer click here

  • Mindfulness and Athletes  click here

  • Mindfulness techniques for children click here

  • PBS 2 hour special – Schools of the future containing a section on Meditation training for children click here

  • Meditation in schools in Baltimore:  click here

  • Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit  by By Melanie Curtin  click here

  • The World’s Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn’t Call Him That.  BY MICHAEL PATERNITI  click here

  • Why Facts Don’t Change our Mind – (The article is a book review about Confirmation Bias or Motivational Reasoning.   The fact that we only believe the things that reinforce our preconceived ideas.)  click here


Rumi Poems   – Click Here
Mary Oliver Poems – Click Here


Click on the this link while in your iPhone and it will bring up the App in the app store.  It is free.

After the Insight Timer app is loaded and you look a this email on your smart phone

  • Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation & Sleep. by  Casey Conerly – click on this link 

  • From Pain to Peace –  Bethany Auriel-Hagan – click on this link