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Jud Brewer's new book Unwinding Anxiety

Anxiety is a complex, deeply rooted emotion that exerts a stronger force in our lives than we ever imagined.  Anxiety drives anxiety, and is often masked by addictions and bad habits that we cannot break. The brain gets stuck in anxiety habit loops: we continue to procrastinate, we eat the extra cookie, we binge watch Netflix. And it goes without saying that in the year of COVID our anxieties have played a starring role.

The Near and Far Enemies of Fierce Compassion

The Near and Far Enemies of Fierce Compassion

by Dr. Chris Germer

CMSC Co-Founder

September 3, 2020

Social justice work is not for the fainthearted. Now more than ever, we are obliged to acknowledge our own complicity in systems of oppression as well as to assert our individual agency to bring about a better world. Committed action by many people will eventually become a powerful force for systemic change. And yet many of us grapple with some basic questions: “What can I do?” “What should I do?”

 

Deconstructing Mindfulness: Embracing a Complex Simplicity

I’ve been a student of meditative techniques and contemplative traditions for a while. I
have a decades-long personal practice and academic degrees in both religious studies and
psychology. And I have mixed feelings about the kind of attention mindfulness is currently
receiving and the ways it’s often conceptualized today in the West. On one hand, the
fact meditative practices and contemplative experiences are getting increased study I feel
is deeply beneficial and long overdue. On another, with only slight exaggeration, I’m

TT2 July 2020

Hanka Čechová

Kim Young

Fernando Balsera

Eddy Cheng

David Rick

Anita Kleijn

Marta sanchez-capuchino

Tatiana Barillova

Kvetoslava Sarvasova

Karen Steele

Elise Lefebvre

Karolina Mazurek

Sunita Lama

Elena Sushko

Judit Hărdăut

Paolo Casartelli

Bilge Güçbilmez Buluş

Lesley Kidd

Kate Avis

Melanie Banerjee

Jacqui Edmiston

 

 

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Chech, Prague

Thailand, Bangkok

Poem 2020

Yes there is fear.

Yes there is isolation.

Yes there is panic buying.

Yes there is sickness.

Yes there is even death.

But,

They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise

You can hear the birds again.

They say that after just a few weeks of quiet

The sky is no longer thick with fumes

But blue and grey and clear.

They say that in the streets of Assisi

People are singing to each other

across the empty squares,

keeping their windows open

so that those who are alone

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If you're wanting to learn more about mindfulness and using such a powerful tool then don't hesitate to join the TT1 course. The course is experiential, no long lectures to sit through. Each day you get the chance to practise leading a meditation with kind, constructive feedback in a supportive…

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