Ongoing Practice Groups
Princeton Insight Meditation Society
Group meets at:
Fellowship in Prayer, 291 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ 08542-3227
For more information call James Pritchett: 908-904-1517
Insight Meditation Community of New Jersey
Peer support and group practice in Vipassana (Insight) meditation
Weekly sitting groups meets on Thursdays from 7 to 8pm.
Mindfulness in the Midst
The purpose of the 3-minute breathing space is to help you step out of automatic pilot, move into the present moment and slow down so you can respond more skillfully to stressful situations. The goal of this exercise isn’t to take away negative feelings but rather to create more space in which to respond with greater perspective.
STOP is a brief mindfulness practice that can be used whenever you notice you are stressed or triggered. It can also be used in an expanded form as a short meditation practice.
Qi Gong (Chi Gong) is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness. It has roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy. It is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (chi) or “life energy”. There is a visualization and breath awareness connected with each movement. Watch the video to learn the movements but be sure to read the written instructions also so you can combine movement with your breath and with visual imagery.
These resources are meant primarily for use in conjunction with or after attendance at a teacher-led mindfulness training. They do not replace the depth of teaching you will receive in a class setting.
Guided mindfulness meditation CDs and teacher presentations on fundamental principles of practice.
A variety of meditation books, presentations by meditation teachers and guided meditations on CD and digital download
Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Mass
Offers silent meditation retreats rooted in the Theravada Buddhist teachings.
Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
Offers week long MBSR, MBCT courses and Vipassana retreats (not silent retreats)
Insight Meditation Center of Washington
(Founded and run by Tara Brach)
P.O. Box 3, Cabin John, MD 20818,
Center for Mindfulness, UMass Medical School (Jon Kabat Zinn)
mindfulness programs, books, CDs, research bibliography and other resources
Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness meditation practices, CDs and tapes
ACT Mindfully (Russ Harris)
CDs, MP3s, books, ebooks and free resources
Mindfulness for Children (David Gelles)
A compendium of mindfulness practices for parents and children from infants to teenagers and a list of additional resources.
(cushions, mats, backjack chairs and bells)
This is a selective bibliography of insight meditation and mindfulness teachers. Look for other titles by the same authors.
Brach, Tara, Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, NY, Bantam Dell, 2003
Chodrin, Pema, Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change, Boston, Shambala, 2012
Germer, Christopher, The Mindful Path to Self Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, NY, Guillford Press, 2009
Goldstein, Joseph, Jack Kornfield, Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: the path of insight meditation, Shambala, 1987.
Harris, Russ, The Happiness Trap, Boston MA, Shambala, 2007
Kabat-Zinn, Jon Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation for Everyday Life, , Hyperion, 1995
Kornfield, Jack A Path with Heart, Rider Books, 1994.
Levine, Steven,A Gradual Awakening, NY, Anchor Books, 1989
Nepo, Mark, The Book of Awakening, Berkeley CA, Conari Press, 2000
Rosenberg, Larry, Breath by Breath: the liberating practice of insight meditation, Thorsons, 1998.
Thich Nhat Hanh The Miracle of Mindfulness: a manual on meditation, , Rider Books, 1991.