contemplative practice(s)

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

Integral Theory helps me make sense of so much. Diane Musho Hamilton’s work is my favorite expression of the system. Here she is at Google talking about her book, Everything is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution:

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

Guided Meditations by Tara Brach
I love how her she coaches a soft and open quality of attention…not just with words but with the sound of her voice.

The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) has webinars, syllabi, and other wonderful resources for learning about the role(s) of contemplative practices in higher education.

Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. has several videos that interweave information and inspiration from several fields, including Integral Theory. He wrote a book called Essential Spirituality about the beautiful things that all the major world religions have in common. His discussions on the relationships between spirituality and well being are extraordinary. This one is a bit from a talk on ethics:

Dan Siegel is the Co-Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. His Wheel of Awareness practice 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 outlines some of his work:

Lectio Divina is a Christian contemplative practice, a way to read the Bible. I love this description by UCSD professor, Darren Schreiber. I practice this when I want to read something more deeply.

Rick Hansen is a psychologist focused on cultivating well being through mindfulness-based practices. I love this talk on some of the basic structures and functions of the brain and their relationships to meditation and mindfulness practices:

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