contemplative practice(s)

Insight Timer iPhone app times meditations, offers guided meditations, and tracks your personal meditation history. Also has beautiful bell sounds.

Guided Meditations by Tara Brach
This woman is so gifted, particularly in her ability to coach/cultivate a soft and open quality of attention.

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE)
This site has webinars, syllabi, and other wonderful resources.

Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. has several videos that interweave information and inspiration from several fields, including Integral Theory.
He wrote Essential Spirituality.
His discussions on spirituality, and its relationship to well being, are extraordinary. This one is a bit from a talk on ethics:

Barbara Dilley’s Contemplative Dance Practice (CDP)
Sheri Cohen offers a nice description of CDP here.
And a beautiful interview by Marlon Barrios Solano of

Wheel of Awareness practice by Dr. Dan Siegel
Dan Siegel is the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. The Wheel of Awareness is a way of practicing directing attention to different areas of one’s awareness.
Here he is in a talk at the Garrison Institute where he illustrates some of his work:

Lectio Divina
Originally a Christian contemplative practice, a way to read the Bible. I love this description by UCSD professor, Darren Schreiber. I practice this so that I am reading secular texts with more of myself.

Beautiful talk by Rick Hansen on some of the basic structures and functions of the brain and their relationships to meditation and mindfulness practices:

I love this bit by Ken Wilber called “Hurts more, bothers you less.”