After reading a couple of books on Buddhism I’ve become interested in the practice of mindfulness. Being attentively aware of something, like breathing, that we do every day without thinking about it and therefore take for granted, seems like such a simple concept but I’m closer to admitting that it will probably be the hardest thing that I attempt to learn.
That’s why I was really excited to find Plum Village Online Monastery videos on Vimeo. Last night I watched the video “Basic Mindfulness practice” right before bed and I think I was able to sleep more deeply than normal.
I highly recommend watching it. The instructor, Phap Luu, seems like a very friendly and likeable person. I especially liked the idea of using the sounds that cell phones and other electronic devices make as a reminder to stop and breathe and be mindful.
If you know of any other similar videos or resources on mindfulness practice for beginners please leave a comment.