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river flowing through a green forest

Embodiment- it’s a word that gets used a lot these days But what does it mean and how
do you ‘get it’?

A field of purple flowers in front of a bright blue sky

 Mindful Approaches to Being with the Healing Powers of Nature

collage of photos - a full room at the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota for Dr. Tenzin's presentation.

The "Taking Ownership of Tibetan Culture in Academia" Community Outreach event on January 11, 2023 was a collaboration between the Tibetan Healing Initiative (THI) Program at the UMN Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing (CSH) and Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM).

Reframing the New Year’s resolution. Acknowledging and appreciating the good in our lives.

A brief review of the efficacy of MBSR and a summary of the study and findings reported in the November 2022 issue of JAMA Psychiatry: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Escitalopram for the Treatment of Adults With Anxiety Disorders.

An overview of Dan Siegel’s Wheel of Awareness. Application of the Wheel of Awareness as a mindfulness meditation or an in-the-moment awareness practice. 

Cultivating G.R.A.C.E. - a meditative and reflective mindfulness practice that can be used to extend understanding, forgiveness, and compassion, to oneself and others.

While a formal meditation practice is very important, the real fruit of our practice  deepens when we are able to bring it into our everyday lives.

A review of the RAIN practice as a tool to be used as an in-the-moment mindfulness practice when experiencing strong emotions/challenging thoughts, or as part of a formal meditation.