Mindfulness Quote of the Day
You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.

--Deepak Chopra

Mindfulness Quote of the Day
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
--Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness Quote of the Day
Do every act of your life as though it were the very last act of your life.

--Marcus Aurelius

Mindfulness Quote of the Day
Seek and see all the marvels around you. You will get tired of looking at yourself alone, and that fatigue will make you deaf and blind to everything else.

--Carlos Castaneda

Mindfulness Quote of the Day
It’s a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately fill up the space. By waiting, we begin to connect with fundamental restlessness as well as fundamental spaciousness.

--Pema Chödrön

Mindfulness Quote of the Day
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.

--Cherokee Native American Proverb

Mindfulness Quote of the Day
When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

--Alexander Graham Bell

The Institute for Mindfulness Studies offers instruction and consultation in mindfulness- based contemplative practices.

Our services are tailored to the individual, small groups, and large organizations.

Scott Rogers, M.S., J.D.
Founder and Director
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Video Segment from The 2010 Mindful Lawyer Conference
at Boalt Hall

Mindfulness Books

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Institute for Mindfulness Studies

The Institute for Mindfulness Studies website and service brings the contemplative practice of mindfulness to persons of all ages, interests, professions, and backgrounds. Using cutting-edge neuroscience research to complement the ancient traditions surrounding mindfulness and other contemplative practices, the Institute for Mindfulness Studies (IMS) offers classical meditation-based and technique oriented exercises to instruct, reinforce, and elaborate on methods of cultivating states of mindful awareness.

There is growing excitement and enthusiasm as the technologically sophisticated field of neuroscience is surprising itself with the malleability (plasticity) of the brain. These findings support an extraordinary opportunity for the enhancement of human experience.

Resistance is Fertile

If things happened the way you wanted them to, you’d be less stressed and have an easier life. Traffic would be light, weather would be delightful, family members would be attentive to your needs, colleagues would complement your work, and strangers wouldn’t be threatening. . . Click here to continue.

Of great promise is the influence of mindfulness practices on the structure and function of the brain, and ultimately our capacity as human beings to develop greater clarity of mind and well-being, by learning ways to facilitate greater neural integration. Not surprisingly, the popular culture is blossoming with the fruits of this newfound appreciation of a long understood truth. As the resources section of this website demonstrates, the number of books, articles, television programs, and movies that involve mindfulness and the brain is staggering.

Drawing on both the science and tradition of mindfulness practices, the mindfulness-based programs developed by IMS are context-contoured so that they might be more accessible to persons unfamiliar with mindfulness practices and offer an opportunity to deepen the practice of a more experienced practitioner. Context-Contoured Mindfulness (CCM) involves the use of language and imagery to both communicate fundamental mindfulness principles and to develop mindfulness cues to help people “remember” to be mindful. Exercises and techniques are designed to to help people transform moment-to-moment interactions through the cultivation of greater mindful awareness.

The IMS offers foundation-level and advanced instruction and education in mindfulness-based practices. Specialized instruction and coaching is also offered for a diversity of different groups, including parents, educators, lawyers, therapists, physicians, and persons interested in dieting. To learn more about these programs, visit one of the IMS specialized websites.

Contact the Institute for Mindfulness Studies to learn more about its individual and group programs. Programs can be conducted both in-person and, thanks to modern technology, by way of close contact through e-mail, Skype, telephone, and text messaging.