Healthy Minds in Practice: A New Beginning
In this 10 minute practice, we reflect on challenging times and carry lessons learned forward for a new beginning this spring.
New Research Network to Measure and Promote Emotional Well-Being
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has received a $2.5 million four-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a research network on the plasticity of well-being and to develop innovative measures of the key pillars of well-being. Faculty and experts from the Center for Healthy Minds are leading the effort.
Giving Gratitude and Receiving Resilience Guided Meditation
This meditation, hosted by Loka Director Dekila Chungyalpa, practices Tonglen with Nature on how to give gratitude and receive resilience in the natural world.
Students Find Strength in Uncertainty, with Boost from UW Flourishing Course
Nearly 150 UW–Madison students took part in a new kind of class that focused not on traditional subjects like chemistry or literature, but rather their own minds. The Art and Science of Human Flourishing was designed with first-year students in mind and many students experienced personal growth from life’s setbacks and a renewed sense of meaning in their lives.
Healthy Minds in Practice: Giving and Receiving Love
Love is a powerful emotion. It can be an anchor to keep us grounded and a tie that keeps us connected to others. In this 12 minute practice, we’ll celebrate love and invite more of it into our lives.
Meditating and Healing in a Traumatized World
Mushim Ikeda is a Buddhist teacher and writer who leads community engagement at the East Bay Meditation Center in Oakland, Calif. In this Q&A, Ikeda shares how mindfulness meditation can be both inclusive and exclusive, both healing and traumatizing – all depending on people’s lived experiences and how they’re met with care during meditation practice or in their community.