Various friends, often internationals, come and visit me at home in Totnes, England.
They kindly offer to make a cup of tea. Well intentioned. No training in making a cup of tea. No idea. Bless ’em. Continue reading
The Buddha engaged in the regular application of Mindfulness in his teachings. The Pali word for Mindfulness is Sati. His teachings on mindfulness serve as the primary inspiration for the teachings on mindfulness available in the West and elsewhere in the world.
Sati conveys remembering what leads up to an experience or situation and the presence of the experience or situation. There is no English equivalent to the word sati. Continue reading
The current wave of exploration and interest in Mindfulness started 2600 years ago with the Buddha. He employed the use of mindfulness (Pali language: sati) to apply to a variety of other teachings and applications for the welfare of human beings.
There are significant differences in definition between the original meaning of sati and its contemporary use. Continue reading
An Appeal from the Mindfulness in Arabic Project
The violent war in Syria has displaced more than 6,320,000 people; Now dealing with trauma imprints, insistent memories of war, fear, instability, loss, and uncertainty.Mindfulness in Arabic project is creating an online, self-help, Mindfulness course for refugees.
This innovative course is specially designed, with and for refugees, trauma informed, and culturally sensitive in their own mother tongue. The MiA course provides trauma and resiliency skills, practices that aid in the reduction of stress, rebuild self regulation, and enhance clarity, tolerance and compassion.
Trauma robs us of the present moment; Healing occurs in the present body-mind.
Join to make it happen now:
The course is based on the lessons shared with us by leading Mindfulness teachers: Jon Kabat-Zinn, Tara Brach, Christopher Titmuss, Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, Shinzen Young, Bangor U and more. These lessons have yet to be translated fully, voice-recorded professionally in Arabic, and shared widely – among refugee communities wherever they are.
Help us achieve this now, donate and share our crowdfunding project here:
Some of you know that I’ve been working with Syrian refugees and their counselors lately, These tools are well needed and called out for.
Thank you again,
Juditta Ben David MA SEP,
ToWo group director
MiA – Mindfulness In Arabic,