Beth’s Blog


Here are my 7 most recent blog entries. I’ve actually been blogging for 7 years, so if you like what you read, below, be sure to check out the full archives at www.mindful-way.com/blog.

    • What Actually is a Silent Retreat, and Why Go? March 12, 2019
      What Actually is a Retreat? As a person who has practiced silent teacher-led meditation retreats for decades and led them for about 14 years, I’ve been reflecting on this question a lot, trying to see …

    • Mindfulness and Meeting Everything February 20, 2019
      Mindfulness and Meeting Everything I find myself in the middle of teaching an eight week mindfulness program (MBSR) as part of an NIH study, looking at the impact of Mindfulness on parents of young ch …

    • Taking Refuge- Taking Action October 14, 2018
      Recently I was reading about the closing of a meditation center due to the sexual misconduct of one of the primary teachers. It was not the first of its kind in spiritual organizations including word …

    • Mystery and Mindfulness September 9, 2018
      Mystery and Mindfulness When I started my own meditation practice, I was young and physically healthy but in great internal, that is mental and emotional, pain. The teachings on paying attention in th …

    • We never Really Know, Even When We Think We do September 4, 2018
      Many years ago, in speaking with one of my Zen teachers about my own teaching of Mindfulness classes, I asked her; “Why, even when people feel and know the benefits of having a regular meditation prac …

    • What Actualy is a Retreat, and Why Go? August 8, 2018
      What Actually is a Retreat? As a person who has practiced silent teacher-led meditation retreats for decades and led them for about 14 years, I’ve been reflecting on this question a lot, trying to see …

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