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Your Life IS Meditation; Mark Van Buren: Mark Van Buren is your go-to guide for all meditation and mindfulness-based training. With well over a decade of experience in the field, Mark instructs meditation workshops, lectures, professional development days, corporate wellness classes, and silent...

Your Life IS Meditation; Mark Van Buren: Mark Van Buren is your go-to guide for all meditation and mindfulness-based training. With well over a decade of experience in the field, Mark instructs meditation workshops, lectures, professional development days, corporate wellness classes, and silent...

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Your Life IS Meditation; Mark Van Buren: Mark Van Buren is your go-to guide for all meditation and mindfulness-based training. With well over a decade of experience in the field, Mark instructs meditation workshops, lectures, professional development days, corporate wellness classes, and silent...

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Length:
48 minutes
Released:
Feb 17, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode

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Mark Van Buren is your go-to guide for all meditation and mindfulness-based training. With well over a decade of experience in the field, Mark instructs meditation workshops, lectures, professional development days, corporate wellness classes, and silent retreats in a practical, yet accessible way. He offers simple tools and practices that can reduce stress, help with anxiety and depression, manage pain, and transform the many difficult aspects of life. He holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies and in recent years has become a best-selling author.
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Website: www.AuthorMarkVanBuren.com
Book: A Fools Guide To Actual Happiness by Mark Van Buren
Book: Your Life IS Meditation by Mark Van Buren
Most Influential Person
Pema Chodron
Jack Kornfield
Ezra Bayda
Effect on Emotions
The emotions are still the same; they come, they go. I am able to relate more skillfully and wholesomely to them most of the time. There's definitely more space, less identification with them. I can be with them [emotions] without getting swept away.
Thoughts on Breathing
The breath and the body are great anchors. The breath is always right there. The body is always in the present moment. To feel yourself breathing, you are already connected to your life and to reality.
Suggested Resources
Book: A Fools Guide To Actual Happiness by Mark Van Buren
Book: Your Life IS Meditation by Mark Van Buren
Book: When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
App: Insight Timer
Bullying Story
I've been in both positions [bullied and bullier]. As a result of being bullied, I can very easily shut myself off as a protection mechanism. That's something that I've had to work with.
As soon as I get into an argument with somebody, I can shut off, so it doesn't matter what you say to me, it's not going to hurt. Then I can come back, [saying] you're not going to hurt me because I've cut myself off. I'm going to be the one who's going to hurt you. That's the way that I've grown up as a way to keep myself safe.
For me, mindfulness is realizing that the other person is a person. When you're younger and you're making fun of somebody, I don't think you make that connection.
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Released:
Feb 17, 2021
Format:
Podcast Episode