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Stop Breathe & Think

Stop Breathe & Think | contemplation | Scoop.it
A simple, fun and free mindfulness and compassion building tool for teens, available for iOS.

Via Bart Everson
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Considering introducing this to college students too, after trying it out with my middle-school, high-school kids.

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Bart Everson's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:30 PM

A new meditation app for iPad and iPhone

Katie Muirhead's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:17 AM

I like this idea for the implementation of modern mindfulness- a meditation app! When our brains are flitting from one thing to the next, it could hardly be a bad thing to be distracted by meditation. Great idea with a simple design, very appropriate to this subject.

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Compassion - Bridging Practice and Science

Compassion - Bridging Practice and Science | contemplation | Scoop.it
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This free downloadable e-book offers the results of a conference that brought together artists, Buddhist monks, scientists and psychotherapists to discuss compassion training. I see a few chapters with direct relevance to educational contexts. There are also video and audio links tied to compassion-based practices.

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The Necessity of Silence in Our Lives - Huffington Post (blog)

The Necessity of Silence in Our Lives - Huffington Post (blog) | contemplation | Scoop.it
The Necessity of Silence in Our Lives
Huffington Post (blog)
Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
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On silence ... I'm wondering about the application of a personal retreat of unplugged silence in a classroom assignment.

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Language of Meditation Across Religious Traditions (audio+title reupload)

http://www.mangalamresearch.org/programs/past-programs/246-2/ 'Meditation' has become widely accepted in the West as a 'technique' for relaxation, stress red...
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This sounds like an interesting topic, given the move in the West toward mindfulness via yoga, meditation, etc.

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Contemplative Pedagogy | Debbie Rabina, Ph.D.

Contemplative Pedagogy | Debbie Rabina, Ph.D. | contemplation | Scoop.it
The book moved forward my personal yoga and meditation practices, and changed the way I think about my teaching. While I don't walk into class and open with a five-minute meditation (as some of the summer session ...
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Debbie's summary of a contemplative pedagogy summer session for university faculty is a detailed review of speakers, approaches and participants.

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Reduce Stress, Stress Management, Improve Health and Well-Being, Institute of HeartMath

Reduce Stress, Stress Management, Improve Health and Well-Being, Institute of HeartMath | contemplation | Scoop.it
Take IHM stress test to discover the level of stress you might be encountering. Now you can control your stress level with our stress relief tools - Institute of HeartMath.
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I'm thinking about some of these tools for students when introducing mindfulness, contemplative exercises, at least in terms of rationale/benefit.

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onthemind.ca | You Are Now Breathing Mindfully

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A project to support mindfulness from researchers at York University who are engaging students in meditation practices and then measuring results. Seems like there are useful videos and ideas for practice here.

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Listening to Our Eyes: Seeing As Meditation

Originally broadcast on Tuesday, Feb. 19th, 2013 by the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society/The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (...
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I'm interested in the use of multi-sensory approaches to meditation, so looking forward to viewing this webinar.

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Lifelong learning: The third degree: Contemplative teaching

Lifelong learning: The third degree: Contemplative teaching | contemplation | Scoop.it
“Rinpoche suggested that we should manifest the effects of our practice of meditation in our everyday teaching. This he called 'contemplative education,' …” (2005, p. 4). As our readings unfolded and built upon each other ...
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Interesting reflection from a copyright attorney who incorporated contemplative pedagogy into courses after enrolling at Naropa's Contemplative Pedagogy master's program.

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