Mindfulness Resources

For a more complete list of meditation and mindfulness resources, click here.

Mindfulness Meditation at NYU Lutheran

Mindfulness Meditation Group

  • 12:15 – 12:30 pm, every Wednesday in the chapel (off main lobby) at NYU Lutheran Medical Center

Mindful NYU:  an award-winning meditation, mindfulness, and contemplative life initiative that promotes wisdom, compassion, and well-being

 Video:  To see a video of employees talking about their experience with mindfulness meditation, click here.


Mindfulness Meditation Group Leaders Guides

How to Lead a Mindfulness Moment – leaders guide (for printing)

How to Lead a Mindfulness Moment – summary handout of key points (for printing)

How to Lead a Mindfulness Moment – video (Vimeo)

How to Lead a Mindfulness Moment – video (YouTube)

Full Lutheran HealthCare Mindfulness Meditation Group Leaders Guide

Meditation Apps for iPhone and Android

Stop, Breath & Think (free)
10 Percent Happier (iPhone or computer only)

Simply Being by Meditation Oasis
Take a Break by Meditation Oasis
Walking Meditations by Meditation Oasis
Insight Timer– guided meditation and meditation timer
The Mindfulness App
Mindfulness Meditation by Mental Workout
Smiling Mind for kids, teens, and adults

Nonsectarian Resources

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Google this term for your city or state

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/feeling-it/201309/20-scientific-reasons-start-meditating-today


The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard Davidson, PhD

Compassion:  Bridging Practice and Science (free e-book from one of the world’s most prestigious neuroscience research centers):  http://www.compassion-training.org/

The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living by Amit Sood, MD

Full Catastrophe Living by John Kabat-Zinn (University of Massachusetts)

Mindfulness for Beginners by John Kabat-Zinn

Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan and Daniel Goleman (approach used at Google)

The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, MD, Harvard, http://www.relaxationresponse.org/


Recent Meditation Research at NYU Lutheran

Click here to read the poster recently presented at the Mind & Life International Symposium for Contemplative Studies.


Dr. Richard Davidson at NYU Lutheran Medical Center

Topic:  “Well Being Is A Skill”

1:00 – 2:15 pm, Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, Medical and Dental Staff Auditorium, NYU Lutheran Medical Center

Click here to listen to the talk.  Scroll to 14:50 for the start of the presentation.  Click the slider to maximize the slide size (video of speaker is not good).

More about Dr. Davidson and his research in the neuroscience of emotion

“Transform Your Mind, Change Your Brain”


“The Emotional Life of Your Brain” by Dr. Richard Davidson

Read more about this book.

Join or form a book discussion group.

How to obtain the book:

Tergar Meditation Community (approach used at Lutheran Medical Center)

Free 4-session introduction to meditation
Website:  www.tergar.org
(see “Joy of Living” under “Programs”)
Tergar Learning Community
Online meditation videos and resources
New York City meditation group
Meditation program for local groups
Books: Joy of Living and Joyful Wisdom both by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

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Buddhist Meditation Resources

Rigpa NYC (beginning instruction)
Shambhala Center (beginning instruction)
Village Zendo (Manhattan beginning Zen meditation instruction)
Fire Lotus Temple (Brooklyn beginning Zen meditation instruction)
One Mind Dharma (includes resources for those in recovery)

Christian Meditation Resources

Centering Prayer – Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
World Community for Christian Meditation –  The World Community teaches the Christian tradition of meditation. Explore the rich context of a simple practical wisdom that brings the truths of faith alive in our own experience.

Jewish Meditation Resources

Mindful Jewish Living by Jonathan Slater

Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday Life: Awakening Your Heart, Connecting with God by Jeff Roth

That’s Funny, You Don’t Look Buddhist: On Being a Faithful Jew and a Passionate Buddhist by Silvia Boorstein

Jewish Meditation: A Practical Guide by Aryeh Kaplan


The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet’s Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India by Rodger Kamenetz


The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism – The mission of Awakened Heart Project is to promote the use of Jewish contemplative techniques that foster the development of a heart of wisdom and compassion. Cultivating an awakened heart leads to acting in the world with loving-kindness towards all beings recognizing them as manifestations of the Holy One of Being The Handbook of Jewish Meditation Practices: A Guide for Enriching the Sabbath and Other Days of Your Life by Rabbi David Cooper (also see http://rabbidavidcooper.com/)


Hindu Resources

Transcendental Meditation


Islamic Meditation Resources

The Abode of Peace Islamic Sunrays


For more information, contact:

Kell Julliard, MA
NYU Lutheran Medical Center