Mindful Test Taking

Mindful test-taking strategies for parents, faculty & students. After having a few lessons on how to cope with anxiety and learning a few mindfulness techniques, students were able to increase their scores by 31% which is like going from a 24 to a 31 on the ACT

Pema Chodron Reveals the Root of Destructive Behaviors | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Difficult times can be an opportunity for growth and change if you’re willing to embrace the situation and the feelings that come with it, Tibetan Buddhist nun Pema Chodron says.

Pema Chodron: How to Let Go and Accept Change | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

For more than three decades, Pema Chodron has been teaching and writing about Buddhist principles as a Tibetan Buddhist nun.

Why Meditation is Productive: 10% HAPPIER by Dan Harris | Core Message

Animated core message from ‘10% Happier’ by Dan Harris.

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Nature’s beauty can be fleeting — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day.

The habits of happiness

What is happiness, and how can we all get some? Biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Tea Meditation | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

The practice of tea meditation helps one become fully present in the here and now. Watch as Thich Nhat Hanh guides Oprah through the practice; then, try it for yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Mantras | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

One does not have to meditate only on a daily basis, Thich Nhat Hanh says‰ÛÓone can meditate every moment. Watch as he shares four moving mantras we can all practice whether we are with someone or alone. For more on #supersoulsunday, visit

Thich Nhat Hanh on Compassionate Listening | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh says listening can help end the suffering of an individual, put an end to war and change the world for the better. Watch as he explains how to practice compassionate listening. For more on #supersoulsunday, visit

How mindfulness changes the emotional life of our brains | Richard J. Davidson | TEDxSanFrancisco

“Why is it that some people are more vulnerable to life’s slings and arrows and others more resilient?” In this eye-opening talk, Richard Davidson discusses how mindfulness can improve well-being and outlines strategies to boost four components of a healthy mind: awareness, connection, insight, and purpose.

Superhumans: The remarkable brain waves of high-level meditators | Daniel Goleman | Big Think

People who have meditated for thousands of hours exhibit a remarkable difference in their brainwaves. Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman says we can actually see what happens in the heads of those who have achieved “enlightenment” and the results are unprecedented in science.

Master Shi Heng Yi – 5 hindrances to self-mastery | Shi Heng YI | TEDxVitosha

Meet Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi in his serene talk about self-discovery. Learn why rainfall is an essential part of each flowering. And every small step – part of the journey to the highest peek.

Want to be happy? Be grateful | David Steindl-Rast

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

You aren’t at the mercy of your emotions — Your brain creates them.

Can you look at someone’s face and know what they’re feeling? Does everyone experience happiness, sadness and anxiety the same way? What are emotions anyway? For the past 25 years, psychology professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has mapped facial expressions, scanned brains and analyzed hundreds of physiology studies to understand what emotions really are. She shares the results of her exhaustive research — and explains how we may have more control over our emotions than we think.

Samadhi Movie, 2017 – Part 1 – “Maya, the Illusion of the Self”

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Samadhi Movie, 2018 – Part 2 (It’s Not What You Think)

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Samadhi Movie, 2017 – Part 1 – “Maya, the Illusion of the Self”

All of our films, teachings and guided meditations are available for free at in many languages.

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