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Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Introduction to Mindfulness and MeditationSharon MafuruSWE National ConferenceOctober 24, 2015

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AgendaWelcomeGuided Meditation and DiscussionIntroduction to Mindfulness Silent MeditationNavigating Differences Exercise Resources Questions

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Guided Meditation

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What is Mindfulness?Experiencing what is happening,While it is happening,Without judgment.

What is Meditation?A formal practice that helps to develop mindfulness and clarity.

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The Cycle of the MindEventLabelSensationReaction

Mind Registers

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Mafuru, Sharon (MS) - What Comes Up?

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FeelingsAversionCravingDelusion

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What Do We Do With It?Original word in Pali (bhavana) - to cultivateTwo wolvesReact vs. respondSee it let it be STOP

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Another View of MindfulnessR RecognitionA Allow/acceptI InterestN Non-identification

* RAIN acronym coined by Michele McDonald 20 years ago

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One Chair Ajan Chah

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ThoughtsWhat to do about thinking?Dont be harsh It arises, and it passesNatural phenomena See patternsPastFuture Me

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Effects of Mindful Living and MeditationMinimize the suffering SpaceOpen and receptive Accept impermanence of all things Equanimity

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Neuroscience ResearchSara Lazar, Harvard Medical School

Neurological Effects of Mindful Living and Meditation

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Silent Meditation

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Mindfully Navigating Differences

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Mindfully Navigating Differences, cont. EmotionsHappinessSadnessFearAngerSurpriseDisgust

Needs

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Mindfully Navigating Differences, cont.

1. Observe specific behavior2. What feeling has come up3. What need was unmet4. Request

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Mindfully Navigating Differences, cont. HappinessSadnessFearAngerSurpriseDisgust

NeedsObserve behaviorWhat feeling ariseWhat need unmetRequest Process

Emotions

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Resources and StrategiesDo What Youre DoingStrategy: STOPApps Insight TimerMindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes 8 weeksDharma Talks www.dharmaseed.orgRetreat Centers and Meditation CentersApproachable AuthorsSlyvia BoorsteinJon Cabat ZinnSharon SalzbergPema Chodron

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Questions

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