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News: Your Well-Being

Dandelion As A Symbol For New Beginnings
Your Well-Being
Healthy Minds in Practice: A New Beginning
April 6, 2021

In this 10 minute practice, we reflect on challenging times and carry lessons learned forward for a new beginning this spring.

Person Hugging A Tree And Having Gratitude For Nature
Your Well-Being
Giving Gratitude and Receiving Resilience Guided Meditation
March 10, 2021

This meditation, hosted by Loka Director Dekila Chungyalpa, practices Tonglen with Nature on how to give gratitude and receive resilience in the natural world.

College Students Wearing Masks And Staying Distant During Covid
Your Well-Being
Students Find Strength in Uncertainty, with Boost from UW Flourishing Course
February 24, 2021

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.

Woman Standing With Her Hands In The Shape Of A Heart
Your Well-Being
Healthy Minds in Practice: Giving and Receiving Love
February 16, 2021

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. 

Illustration of two individuals exploring diversity
Your Well-Being
Meditating and Healing in a Traumatized World
January 19, 2021

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.

Illustration Of Woman Meditating In Nature
Your Well-Being
Healthy Minds in Practice: Healing Intergenerational Trauma
January 15, 2021

Historical or intergenerational trauma can impact groups of people in both subtle and more acute ways, across generations. It can be helpful to make space for strong emotions by getting curious about them through Insight and by leaning on gratitude. That’s what we’ll be doing in this practice today, as an honor to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.