Tami Simon speaks with Saki Santorelli, the director of the internationally acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts and the executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. Saki is one of the premier teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and has worked with Sounds True and Florence [...]
Kristin Neff: What Is Self-Compassion, and Why Is It Important?
Most of us are very tough on ourselves. We feel a genuine desire to feel compassion for others, but we’re afraid that if we begin to feel that same compassion for ourselves that we’ll become self-centered, soft, or even stop thinking about others at all. But in this excerpt from the audio course Self-Compassion Step-By-Step, [...]
Perhaps the hardest steps we can take on the road to awakening come at the beginning, when we can be daunted by the seemingly endless journey ahead. One of the great gifts that Pema Chödrön offers as a teacher is her ability to guide us in taking those first few all-important steps. In this clip, [...]
Meditation trains us to be present in each moment with awareness, with a greater sense of openness of heart, and with clearer seeing. It can help us learn how to remain more open, and it can help us learn how to love with our whole hearts — and to be unafraid to express that love. [...]