Tools for Students

This is an ongoing set our resources for Mentees. Please contact us if there is anything you’d like to see here.

This is an ongoing set our resources for Mentees. Please contact us if there is anything you’d like to see here.

Values EXERCISE

This is the same exercise we use with all of our 1-on-1 students and in our groups. The goal of this excursive is to gain clarity on our top values and use these to prioritize life decisions, our practice and any creative project we have in our lives.
Download the Values Card-Sort Exercise.

Shinzen’s Map of Awakening

Shinzen Young, our primary teacher, has written extensively on the path of awakening. In this excerpt from his excellent essay, “What is Mindfulness,” Shinzen discusses the experience of awakening, from beginning to end.
Download The Return to the Source.

Metta Mindstate Meditations

These 7 Guided Metta Meditations are helpful for anyone wanting to explore the deeper side of metta (loving kindness). This technique, which I learned in Myanmar, focuses less on feeling pleasant emotions and more on using equanimity as a pool from which to draw our kind wish.

 

More to come soon. We also have a number or resources on our Audio/Video page.