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Mindfulness

Here is press release from the Varnum LIbrary's website. The talk went well, I will give this talk again, stay tuned! Scroll down for links to reference materials I used for the presentation.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS & THANKS - fyi, where I got my information/images for this.

MINDFULNESS STUDIES

Center for Mindful Learning (CML) - www.cml.me A modern mindfulness monastery, CML conducts open-to-public mindfulness day retreats with instruction on mindfulness meditation, as well as having other retreat and educational opportunities. CML is located in Johnson, Vermont. Soru Forall, a key founder of CML, worked with Shinzen Young to develop the FEW Technique I used in my presentation.

Shinzen Young www.shinzen.org and www.basicmindfulness.org I learned Basic Mindfulness from his Manual and from going on numerous retreats where he was teaching. He conducts retreats internationally, and also has telephone/Skype retreats and instruction. He has numerous youtube instruction videos and is often a visiting teacher at CML.

Granet -- Dr. David Granet, M.D., UCSD School of Medicine talks to Dr. Steven D. Hickman, director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness about the health benefits of mindfulness trainisng. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT17Jr1EEJQ

MEDICAL • ANATOMICAL • PHYSIOLOGICAL • STRESS INFORMATION

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary, Edition 21, FA Davis. (hard copy)

Mayo Clinic http://www.mayoclinic.org

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

Phys.org http://phys.org/news185466556.html Building Fit Minds Under Stress: Neuroscientists Examine the Protective Effects of Mindfulness

Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201402/chronic-stress-can-damage-brain-structure-and-connectivity

UCLA STUDIES http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/meditation-reduces-loneliness-237463

VISUAL FUN

Brown University -- For great explanations of optical illusions see: http://cs.brown.edu/~deus/courses/optical/Reversible4.htm Also, if you like optical illusions, take a look:http://www.rpdms.com/satillusion/saturation%20illusionc.gif

Robert Brunelle ("Genius You Can Afford") was my cartooning teacher

Mickey Myers and Andrew Orr gave me permission to use their fine visual art in this presentation for the "Using Mindfulness to Appreciate Art" segment.

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FREE PDF DOWNLOADS/EXTRA READING for your enjoyment.

Here are 3 of my favorite free pdf downloads.

Shinzen Young : http://www.shinzen.org/Retreat%20Reading/FiveWays.pdf - directions on using Shinzen's method, and instruction manual for mindfulness.

Saints and Psychopaths, by William Hamilton, http://www.buddhistische-gesellschaft-berlin.de/downloads/saints-and-psychopaths.pdf I enjoyed this book and really recommend this. A first person account of one man's adventures, and lessons he shares about the spiritual path.

Visuddhimagga -- The Path of Purification http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/nanamoli/PathofPurification2011.pdf Here are the practices from which Mindfulness was developed. Taken from the Pali Tipitaka, this book contains detailed instructions on purifying the mind.