Teaching Modules & Patient Handouts

Meditation for Health & Happiness: Overview for Clinicians


UW Mindfulness Program

Be Mindfule Online

University of Rochester Mindfulness

UMASS Center for Mindfulness

UW Center for Investigating Healthy Minds

AMSA Humanistic Medicine Group

University of Wisconsin Aware Medicine Curriculum (Mindfulness in Residency)

New York/east-coast Omega Institute

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

Do It Yourself Dharma

California/west-coast Meditation Center

Centering Prayer

Wisconsin/mid-west Retreat Center

Psychologist, former Trappist Monk, meditation teacher James Finley PhD

Kristen Neff

Christopher Germer

Books / Audio Books

Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield PhD (Book and CD)

Guided Mindfulness Meditation by Jon Kabat-Zinn (CD)

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn (book)

Integrative Medicine, 2nd edition, edited by David Rakel, MD (Chapter 100 Recommending

Open Mind Open Heart by Fr Thomas Keating OCSO (book)

The Beginner’s Guide to Contemplative Prayer by James Finley PhD (CD)

Audio Resources

Dhamma Talks

Contains 55 individual talks in mp3 format, or go directly to #55 Guided Meditation (mp3). To save to your computer: right click on the link and the select “save target as” and then save it as an mp3 file. It will take from 5-10 minutes to download it. You can save it to your computer and listen from the computer, or burn it to a CD.)

Insight Meditation / Vipassana


Insight Meditation, sometimes called vipassana, is a simple practice of opening to the truth of our lives by investigating the ever-changing flow of mind and body. A large part of this investigation involves relating to each moment of experience with acceptance, kindness and non-judgmental awareness. This helps us see through the patterns of conditioning in our minds and hearts that lead to a sense of separateness and dissatisfaction with life. During the 2011 Winter Feast for the Soul, we’ll use exercises in the Buddha’s Discourse on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness to help us investigate our minds, hearts and bodies and find the peace and joy with life that is possible. We’ll begin with the basics of how to meditate and will gradually move to more advanced practices. Each day we’ll have a 40 minute period of Insight Meditation practice, beginning with a 10-15 minute talk and followed by a period of silent meditation.

See our digital media library for a complete list of mindfulness audio files.

Online Courses

8 Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes

UMASS offers live, online interactive 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes that are conducted in virtual classrooms where participants can see, hear, and interact with teachers and other students in real-time, with easy, simple access. CE credits are available.