"Live Meditations" for community participation

  1. Henry Art Muscum on second Thursday 12:30-1pm.  Meditation guided by Ellen McCown or Lyndal Johnson from Seattle Insight Meditation Society.
  2. Lila Yoga Studio at 2812 E Madison, Seattle 98112 (Half block from MLK Avenue). Lead by Ellen McCown of Seattle Insight Meditation Society.  Every Thursday morning 8-9am.
  3. UW Mindfulness Sanga for UW community.  Meets every Wednesday at 12N on 22nd floor of UW Tower. 
    We sit on Wednesdays at noon in the Wallingford Room in the UW Tower. Take a break from busy-ness and focus on your breathing. Return to center.  We meditate from Noon to 12:40pm.
    Over the last year or so we have been reading from Awareness Alone is Not Enough: Questions and Answers with Ashin Tejaniya. It is full of wisdom. If you would like a copy for your own use, it can be downloaded here:http://sayadawutejaniya.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/Awareness-Alone-Is-Not-Enough.pdf You may also want to learn more about and from SUT (Sayadaw U Tejaniya): http://sayadawutejaniya.org/teachings/  Coordinated by Darrell Fleury.
  4. Frye Art Museum(near Harborview) hosts 12:30-1pm meditation session each Wednesday.
  5. MBSR classes at Hall Health Center (click here)
  6. Other Mindful Therapy referrals from Hall Health (click here)
  7. Mindfulness resources for School of Medicine members:
  8. The UW Mindfulness Project has started a number of student/staff/faculty lead meditations and will be doing more.  You can follow them on their web site at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/g
  9. Seattle Teen Mindfulness Circle, sponsored by Seattle Insight Meditation Society, seattle-teen-mindfulness-circle@googlegroups.com 
    6306 PHINNEY AVE N SEATTLE, WA 98103
Every spring and fall, the Seattle Insight Meditation Society offers a 4-week Teen Mindfulness Meditation Class.  The next series begins on March 2nd.  If you know of any teens who might benefit from knowing about this class, please pass on the information.  Attached are fliers and a parent permission form for the upcoming class.


The class gives teens a foundation in secular mindfulness meditation.  Class topics include -  

     1 – Exploring attention and learning to anchor it.

     2 – Grounding the body.

     3 – Being mindful - Being here now.

           Noticing pleasant experiences and being with difficult ones.

     4 – Pausing and choosing whether to respond or react. 

     5 – Moving mindfully. 

     6 – Beginning to notice thought patterns.  How are we relating to our thoughts?

     7 – Relaxation and self kindness.


The class is free of charge and is for high school teens who choose on their own to take the class. 

To register or for more information, email kristaharris @comcast.net 


Time:  Four Monday evenings, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 2015; 6:30-8:00PM

Location:  Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N, Seattle

Teacher:  Krista Gemmell Harris, Certified .b Teen Mindfulness Teacher, experienced insight meditation practitioner, and InterPlay leader.




Other Community Mindfulness Related Courses

1.  Compassion Cultivation Training Class Series

Contact the instructor for consideration or to inquire re registration: Diane.Hetrick@Swedish.org

Flyer download


2.  "Heart of Relaxation" offers many courses. http://heartofrelaxation.com/


Introductory Mindfulness Videos

Smartphone Apps

Specific Health and Wellness Problems


Scientific Basis of Mindfulness


Fun and thought provolking stuff


Other Recommended Talks

Guided Mediations

Introduction to Mindfulness meditation course AUDIO http://www.audiodharma.org/series/1/talk/1762/

Intermediate Mindfulness Course AUDIO http://www.audiodharma.org/series/1/talk/1761/

Loving-Kindness Meditation Audio http://www.audiodharma.org/series/1/talk/1728/

Guided Self Compassion Meditation AUDIO — http://www.self-compassion.org/guided-self-compassion-meditations-mp3.html

MBSR audiotapes @ UCLA http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=22

Excellent book "Mindfulness in Plain English" (Jon Kabat Zinn says its a “Masterpiece”) by Ven. Bhante Gunaratanam… 75 page preview and coupon BELOW

Mindfulness Research Guide:  www.mindfulexperience.org

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery http://www.refugerecovery.org

Dharma talks (search by subject or speakerI’ve got a few in there): http://dharmaseed.org

Mindful Parenting http://communityofmindfulparenting.com

Inner Kids:  www.innerkids.org & http://mindfulkids.wordpress.com

 Here are some other Meditation resources from Dr. Neff http://www.self-compassion.org/links-to-other-websites.html

For short and long meditation retreats—good SCHOLARSHIPS too, SEE retreat schedule here: Insight Meditation Society http://www.dharma.org & Spirit Rock Meditation Center http://www.spiritrock.org


Mindfulness in Plane English, Download

On-line MBSR Course


Spiritual Competency On-line courses


Meditation on-line courses for a fee

  • HeadSpace-nice short meditations which progress. Computer or cell phone app
  • Tergar Learning Community with instructions by Mingyur Rinpoche.  A very gentle approach taught by Tibetan monk.

Stress Resiliency/Mindfulness Lectures from UCSF




Stress Reduction/Resilience for Students


Stress Self-Evaluation and other tools


Dealing with Fear/Anger

Mindfulness for Enhancement of Athletic Performance


Mindfulness and primary/secondary education


Web-based sites with specific relevance to the wellness of health providers


Mindfulness and Specific Health Care Topcis


Mindfulness and Cancer


Mindfulness and Relapse Prevention/Addiction


Mindfulness and Business



Mindfulness and the Law Websites

Mindfulness and the Law Materials

Useful downloads for your smartphone

There are a number of timers available. Look up mindful, meditation, and timer on your smartphone market/app store. Here are a few examples for Android devices.

General sites on mindfulness and compassion:

Other Useful Sites