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Mark Coleman's Dharma Talks
Mark Coleman
Mark Coleman has been engaged in meditation practice since 1981, primarily within the Insight meditation tradition. He has been teaching meditation retreats since 1997. His teaching is also influenced by his studies with Advaita Vedanta and Tibetan teachers in Asia and the West, and through his teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Mark primarily teaches at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California, though he also teaches nationally, in Europe and India.
2014-02-09 The Power of Mindfulness - An Introduction 44:33
For thousands of years people have cultivated mindfulness as a complete path to awakening. Contemporary research reveals how mindfulness improves attention, reduces stress, and increases health, well being and the capacity for happiness. Mindful awareness allows you to be attentive in the present moment with the quality of acceptance, spaciousness and equanimity. It is the foundation for living with wisdom and compassion and is the seed from which springs much joy and peace. On this day you will learn the foundations of mindfulness that enable you to live with a clear and wakeful presence in every aspect of your life. We will explore this innate quality of awareness and what interferes with establishing this mindful presence. Participants will learn to cultivate awareness through accessible yet profound meditations on the breath, the body, and how to work with emotions and thoughts that can hamper our well being. You will also learn how mindful awareness provides the basis for insight and freedom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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