A Still Forest Pool: The Insight Meditation of Achaan Chah by Jack Kornfield, Paul Breiter

By Jack Kornfield, Paul Breiter

Buddhist grasp Achaan Chah spent years meditating in a woodland monastery of Thailand. This impressive booklet displays his basic and robust message in addition to the quiet, cheerful Buddhist perform of dhudanga, or "everyday mindfulness," with profound insights for the West.

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Which Kids Benefit from Mindfulness Exercises? Mindfulness exercises are suitable for all kids age five and up who want to calm the churning thoughts in their heads, learn to feel and understand their emotions, and improve their concentration. They also suit children who suffer from low self-esteem and need reassurance that it is okay to be themselves. A lot of kids are extremely insecure, thinking they are not good or cool enough. They worry and then deal with their distorted self-image by either withdrawing or drawing attention to themselves, by trying to please others or being selfish, or by bullying or acting tough.

Awareness. 3. Child psychology. 4. Consciousness. I. Title. 4′13—dc23 2013004159 In order to love you need to be at home in yourself. I would like to thank my husband, Henk, and our children, Hans, Anne Marlijn, Koen, and Rik, for their deeply felt need to love, accept, comfort, and motivate both themselves and others at every opportunity. Contents Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn 1. Introduction to Mindfulness 2. Parenting with Greater Mindfulness 3. Attention Starts with the Breath 4. Training Your Attention Muscle 5.

A calming movement. A movement slowly rocking her to sleep. My daughter is twenty-one now and still does the exercise. Although simple, the exercise really helps you get out of your head and into your belly—where your thoughts cannot get to you, where all is quiet and calm. Mindfulness—or deliberate, friendly attention—is beneficial not only for children. Parents also like to have a way to free themselves from their relentless stream of consciousness. Thoughts never stop. All you can do is stop interacting with them, stop listening to them.

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