Mindfulness Meditation can be a helpful means of nurturing the ability to be grounded and compassionate.  While it has its roots in Buddhist traditions, Mindfulness meditation is a pragmatic practice which stands outside of any ideology.  Below are a range of resources to get started – but there are also meditation groups and classes in many parts of the country that you are encouraged to take advantage of.

Articles About Mindfulness:

Mindfulness Meditation Basics

Insight Meditation Resources

(based on Buddhist Vipassana meditation tradition)

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

(therapeutic version developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical School)

Mary’s Favorites

(from when she began)

Living Without Stress Or Fear, by Thich Naht Hanh
Visit the Plum Village website for teachings and other resources

The Roots of Buddhist Psychology, by Jack Kornfield
Find podcasts of teachings and meditations by Jack Kornfield

Awakening Compassion, by Pema Chodron

The Wisdom of Compassion, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama