Mindfulness practice dates back thousands of years, and for those thousands of years people have been practicing mindfulness in a more or less consistent way. What's fascinating now is that through the insights of modern science and western developmental psychology, we know that different kinds of mindfulness will be appropriate for different kinds of adults at different times.
Sometimes it may seem like no matter where you go in this modern world, people are exhausted.
Perhaps you’ve felt it. Maybe you've gone back to school to get a better job. Maybe you aren’t feeling fulfilled in a relationship and want to trade your partner out for another to see how you fair in the lottery. Maybe your mind is wandering from the present moment, fixating on an even better moment that might, you imagine, lie just around the corner.
Enjoy the most recent feature of Lower Lights in Tricycle, a publication focusing on the independent voice of Buddhism in the West. Read here
In this call, Thomas speaks with master teachers Dr. Terri O'Fallon and Kim Barta about how a developmental perspective can help Parents and children in their journey of growth and flourishing.
•Explore what is meant by both child development and adult development
•Consider fascinating examples of how child and adult development interact
•Offer simple practices for cultivating greater compassion and understanding toward both parent and child