Author: Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

The Four Qualities of a Wise and Open Heart

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

What are the Four Immeasurables in Buddhism? — An Introduction As meditators, we spend a lot of time practicing the art of...

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Lovingkindness Meditation – A Daily Script

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

A simple and profound lovingkindness meditation to practice every day What is lovingkindness meditation? Often presented as a complement to...

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What is Zen Meditation? Benefits & Techniques

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Zen meditation is an ancient Buddhist tradition that dates back to the Tang Dynasty in 7th century China. From its...

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Meditation Classes for Beginners

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Mindfulness-based meditation practice for beginners Wondering how to start meditating? For beginners, there are plenty of courses and classes that...

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This Precious Human Life

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

We’re human—how fortunate and precious! Now what? Reflecting on the preciousness of being born human is an exercise in gratitude...

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Meditation and Ethics

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

The morality of meditation: enhancing our ethical decision-making At first glance, it may seem that meditation practice has very little...

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Transforming the Mind Through the Three Practices

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Benefits of integrating discipline, meditation and wisdom Many people are initially drawn to meditation because of its proven physical and...

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What is Vipassana Meditation?

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Vipassana meditation, also known as insight or awareness meditation, can be summarized by Socrates’s famous maxim “To know thyself is...

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News: Mindworks Announces New Online Meditation Courses

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

~ NEW, RELEVANT AND INSPIRING ~ Great news! Our sparkling new and improved Mindworks website is now host to some...

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The Best Meditation Posture for You

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

The best meditation posture for you is, first and foremost, the one you can settle into and sustain. Most people...

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Mindful Education — The Future of Meditation in Schools

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Mindfulness in Education: What's Behind the Trend? If you aren’t old enough to remember life before internet and smartphones, chances...

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Listen, Reflect, Meditate

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

The Power of Contemplative Practice If meditation in general and mindfulness in particular are so popular nowadays, it’s because the...

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The Meaning of Mindfulness and Awareness

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Mindfulness and awareness are the foundations of meditation. But what’s the difference? If the term “mindfulness” is now part of...

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Mindfulness and Addiction Recovery

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Meditation as a path to understand addictive behavior Mindfulness is a centuries-old contemplative practice that can help you develop awareness,...

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Getting Started with Metta Meditation

By Bart Mendel and Mindworks Team

Instruction on Loving Kindness Meditation Oh good, a new word! “Metta” comes to us from an ancient Indian language called...

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