Pragmatic dharma teacher Kenneth Folk and host Michael W. Taft discuss what it means to be mindful, various definitions of being mindful in the moment, the trouble with remaining mindful during an entire sit, and… Read More »Am I Mindful Right Now? with guest Kenneth Folk
by Crystal Goh Over the last decade, the scientific community has produced numerous studies looking at how mindfulness practice influences our minds, our bodies and our behavior. Today, we are beginning to understand some of… Read More »Mindfulness Meditation Helps with Difficult Emotions
by Michael W. Taft In the context of American spiritual practice nondual traditions and mindfulness traditions appear to be in sharp contrast. Nonduality is often associated with the “doing nothing” schools of meditation, and mindfulness… Read More »Nonduality and Mindfulness — Two Great Traditions that Go Great Together
By James Kingsland for The Guardian It may seem unlikely, but a small and growing body of evidence suggests that regular meditation can indeed slow aging, at least at a cellular level. Do people who… Read More »Could Meditation Really Help Slow The Aging Process?
In this author talk at Google, Michael Taft looks at emotional intelligence — how we can work with our own emotions much more effectively using evolutionary biology, psychology, and mindfulness meditation. And Star Wars. A… Read More »Coping with Emotions using Mindfulness
by Michael W. Taft Mindfulness is awesome because it features a few simple rules that can be recombined to create thousands of different meditation techniques. You could practice a different meditation every day for the… Read More »The Meditation Induction — How to Meditate Deeply
Help me make this book a reality at Indiegogo — Michael Taft “Michael Taft is steeped in practice and deeply trained in multiple traditions. He is extremely articulate about subtle states of mind and important distinctions in… Read More »Want to Learn Meditation without Religion?