mindfulness

mindfulness

By Eric Nelson August 24, 2014

What if an app could track your spiritual health as well as your physical health? A religion reporter wonders what interventions might remind us to pause, pay attention, and shift perspective.

By Sarah Blanton March 17, 2014

A photo essay contemplating the Celtic concept of thin places, spaces where the veil between visible and invisible worlds are lifted — all from a quiet lake nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee.

By Trent Gilliss October 06, 2013

A striking photo paired with a grounding thought from Thich Nhat Hanh on gratitude.

By Trent Gilliss September 29, 2013

The Zen master demonstrates the mindful art of calligraphy, and how it's a practice of meditation.

June 09, 2013

A recap of our favorite bits of curiosity from this week, including epistolary correspondence, Krista re-entering the Twitter fray, and a revival post. And a whole lot more!

May 18, 2013

An imaginative video that brilliantly captures the essence and impact of David Foster Wallace's 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College.

May 13, 2013

A sneak preview of our upcoming show with Sounds True founder Tami Simon. Enjoy and share your favorites.

January 09, 2013

The Zen abbot walks a live audience through this guided meditation on encountering grief. Download and share with your friends and family.

May 22, 2012

by Susan Leem, associate producer

Barley in the fieldPhoto by Kwan C./Flickr, cc by-nc-nd 2.0

April 23, 2012

Oklahoma from the RoadThis past Sunday, I had the great pleasure of sitting next to Mary Emeny at a dinner in Amarillo, Texas where we were showing highlights of Ken Burns’ upcoming film, The Dust Bowl. Mary, I later learned, is prominent in the arts and environmental communities in Amarillo. When I asked someone else at the table what Mary did, she responded, “She makes Amarillo worth living in for the rest of us.”

During our chat, Mary spoke about her trips to Vietnam as a young woman and, specifically, her work with Buddhist monks there on behalf of Thich Nhat Hanh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk. (Vietnam came up because Ken Burns is working on a film about the war in Vietnam.)[[MORE]]

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June 06, 2011

Highlights of live tweets from Krista's interview with Richard Davidson.

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February 01, 2011

One of the pioneering teachers of Buddhist thought and meditation in the U.S. answers our in-house "wannabe" mindfulness practitioner's questions on techniques and focus, and the balance of new technologies with human connection.

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April 17, 2009

Watch Kabat-Zinn's entire presentation at Google headquarters (and the excerpt from the show).

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April 17, 2009

A video of Jon Kabat-Zinn's presentation at MIT as he reflects on life in a 24/7 networked world.

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April 15, 2009

Perhaps our guest's undergraduate college might have informed his work on mindfulness.

April 14, 2009

Being mindful may mean you just can't shoot that next photo or journal that gorgeous sunset. A 3-minute TEDtalk.