How to Meditate

A practical guide to making friends with your mind. This step-by-step guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind, embrace the fullness of our experience, and live in a wholehearted way.

The Pema Chödrön Foundation

Meditation for Beginners

In this course created especially for beginners, Jack offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the meditations included in this book, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations-and even difficult emotions-to create tranquility and loving-kindness in your everyday life

Jack Kornfield

The Nap Ministry

An organization that examines the liberating power of naps. Their “Rest is resistance” framework and practice engages with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for the community to rest together.

The Nap Ministry


The Power of Awareness

An online mindfulness training to transform your life with awareness, compassion and well-being by Jack Kornfield & Tara Brach.

Sounds True

Nourishing The Nervous System

This timely tome from somatically-oriented therapeutic guide tayla is an accessible and energizing guide to nourishing the nervous system during crisis. From embodiment exercises to reflections on the animal body, tayla will help connect you to practices to ground in presence & grow your capacity to care on the cusp of collapse.

tayla shanaye


Helpful video series for everyone who wants to connect with their bodies and harness their minds so they can rise above the stress of their lives and thrive.


Awe Walk

Find wonder and inspiration through a simple stroll.

Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley

Waking Up App

This app acts as a guide for understanding the inner workings of the mind, in order to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

Sam Harris


The Miracle of Mindfulness

Learn the skills of mindfulness, being awake and fully aware, from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Spirit Rock

Located among 411 serene acres of woodland north of San Francisco, Spirit Rock is a center for mindfulness studies. But, thanks to their online resources, you don’t have to go to California to discover the insights and practices honed at Spirit Rock.

Spirit Rock


Insight Meditation Society

This online meditation society could be your refuge for cultivating tranquility, wisdom and compassion.

Insight Meditation Society


“Here Comes a Thought” | Steven Universe | Cartoon Network

“Take a moment. Remind yourself to take a moment and find yourself. Take a moment and ask yourself if this is how we fall apart.” Watch Garnet and Stevonnie perform “Here Comes a Thought” from the Steven Universe episode, “Mindful Education.” as Garnet teaches Stevonnie that they must confront their demons.

Cartoon Network

Shine App | Calm Anxiety & Stress

The Shine App is a tool for building habits of regular meditation and self-reflection.

Shine APP | Calm Anxiety & Stress


Liberate App

Explore meditations and talks designed for the Black experience with leading BIPOC teachers on Liberate app.

Liberate APP



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