External Resources

Here are links to some useful resources on mindfulness:

Meditation Apps

 

Calm – Free, upgrades require subscription payment


Apple

Android

Awarded “2018 Google Play Editor’s Choice” and “Apple’s 2017 app of the year”, this app provides guided meditation, relaxation music with serene & beautiful backgrounds.


Headspace
– Free, upgrades require subscription payment

Apple

Android

A fun & easy to use meditation app, with cartoon videos explaining how to approach meditation as a beginner, created by author and former monk Andy Puddicombe.

MindBell – Free

Apple
Android

This app is for individuals who like silent meditations. It can be set as a timer for your own mindfulness practice and can also ring throughout the day as a reminder to come back to the present moment.

 


Online Readings/Videos

Mindful Magazine
http://www.mindful.org
A quick & easy-to-read online magazine on mindfulness. Print copies available in selected stores across Canada/US.

A Mindful Society
https://amindfulsociety.org/videos/
In-depth hour long videos providing scholarly views on mindfulness at “A Mindful Society” past annual conferences at University of Toronto, Canada.

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society
University of Massachusetts

https://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/
If you are looking for Science-based programs and professional education in mindfulness, here’s the home of University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. They also feature a free daytime weekly global community online meditation sessions with one of the professors. This Center was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the first professors who brought mindfulness into mainstream usage in North America.