Buddhism in the Bible Belt: A growing interest in mindfulness and meditation … – The Birmingham News – al.com

Have you ever discovered that if you are doing fairly familiar and repetitive tasks, like driving your car, or vacuuming, that you mind is often miles away thinking about something different? You may be fantasising about going on a holiday, worrying about some forthcoming occasion, or thinking about any number of other things. In either case you’re not focusing on your current encounter, and you’re not really in touch with the ‘here and now.’ This way of functioning is often called automatic pilot mode.

Buddhism in the Bible Belt: A growing interest in mindfulness and meditation …The Birmingham News – al.comBirmingham Shambala Center director of practice and education Janet Bronstein has taught meditation and mindfulness practices for decades. Like Deshek, she sees these Buddhist practices as a complement to other spiritual traditions. "There are so many ……Buddhism in the Bible Belt: A growing interest in mindfulness and meditation … – The Birmingham News – al.com

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment–and accepting it without ruling. Mindfulness is now being analyzed scientifically and has been found to be a key element in happiness.

Look at pages listed below more resources for mindfulness meditations

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