Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
~ Viktor E. Frankl
Many of us live our lives as if on autopilot, constantly being destabilized and reacting to what we encounter. The practices of mindfulness and meditation are powerful tools that change our relationship to what we encounter in life, providing a window of opportunity between stimulus and response. What we discover in that space is our ability to reduce our own stress, to pay closer attention while appreciating the fullness and richness of life, and to develop good will for ourselves and others.
Mindfulness meditation, in the tradition of Vipassana or insight meditation, is a gentle yet thorough meditation technique based in the oldest of Buddhist teachings. It involves paying close attention to sensation and teaches us how to “see things as they are,” ultimately allowing one to see the true nature of existence.
The following recordings are offered to help support our Introduction to Mindfulness Series. However, they can be used at any time to help support you on your own Mindfulness Meditation path. Listen, pay attention, and enjoy.