May 15, 2015 Mindfulness and meditation: Where to start? Here are some links
For many years for me, finding reliable resources and teachers for mindfulness and meditation was hit or miss before making mostly hits. Here are some good hits, and ideas:
- Mindfulness in Law webpage.
- Several links for mindful lawyering.
- CLE materials from this past weekend’s Mindful Lawyering retreat.
- Legally Mindful.
- Charlie Halpern on why contemporary lawyers are practicing meditation.
- Law – Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom. (See Charlie Halpern’s book of the same title.)
- Mindfulness in the Criminal Justice System: A Panel Discussion at Berkeley Law.
- Charles Halpern on Quiet Justice.
- Norman Fischer at Workshop on Mindfulness in Legal Education
- Lawyer Linda Lazarus interviews mindfulness proponent and law professor Leonard Riskin.
- Sujata Baliga and Charles Halpern – Putting Forgiveness and Compassion in Action.
- Charles Halpern talks on Culture of Empathy.
- Norman Fischer on emotions and law. Podcast.
- Qi Gong with Charlie Halpern, on video. Charlie led this exercise every morning during the retreat.
- Charles Halpern on Empathy, Meditation, Barack Obama, Justice and Law.
- Sometimes the best group to meditate with is yourself.
- Softening the mind strengthens one in battle and life. Be as soft as cotton, with a sharp needle inside. (Here, Rabbi Alan Lew addresses the benefits of softening the breath.) “[Y]ou can be softened” by going toward the pain.” Norman Fischer.
- “[W]hen it’s impossible to make the pain disappear, you can go toward it rather than running away.” Norman Fischer.
VIDEOS AND PODCASTS
- Norman Fischer’s podcasts
- Life is Hard: Public Talk with Norman Fischer.
- Norman Fischer’s podcasts on Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.
- Norman Fischer says nobody’s life is just their life.
ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS