A Blessing for One Who is Exhausted

by Augusta

When the rhythm of the heart becomes hectic, Time takes on the strain until it breaks; Then all the unattended stress falls in On the mind like an endless, increasing weight, The light in the mind becomes dim. Things you could take in your stride before Now become laborsome events of will. Weariness invades your […]

Use mindfulness to care for grief and fear

by Augusta

In the days following the election I have been experiencing shock, grief and fear. These five mindfulness practices have helped me to care for these strong emotions. My hope is they can help you too. Do something nice for yourself!  Give yourself a pleasant experience. It may be a walk on the beach (that’s what I […]

10 Minute Guided Meditation for IMPAQ

by Augusta

Yesterday I had the pleasure  to introduce 15 of the 20 employees at IMPAQ International’s Oakland office to Mindfulness Meditation Augusta’s way.  Listen if you like.  

45 minute body scan 4 October 2016

by Augusta

Feel the body. Honor the nervous system. Develop awareness. Come to know things as they are. This 45 minute body scan was offered live to an MBSR class in San Francisco. Enjoy the full presence of Augusta as she shares her heart and her practice with her students.  

Still Forest Pool ~Ajahn Chah

by Augusta
Still Forest Pool

Try to be mindful, and let things take their course. Then your mind will become still in any surroundings, like a still forest pool. All kinds of wonderful animals will come to drink at the pool, and you will clearly see the nature of all things. You will see many strange and wonderful things come […]

10 Minute Guided Meditation: Breath Awareness 4 March 2016 (with music)

by Augusta

Professional quality guided meditation for cultivating awareness of the present moment. Just ten minutes to help you come back to yourself and the present moment. There is a gentle musical accompaniment. Enjoy often! All you need is 10 minutes and a chair or cushion, you could even listen standing or laying down, just focus you […]

Guided Meditation: Seated Body Awareness 29 February 2016

by Augusta

A guided meditation for cultivating awareness of the present moment. There are lots of urban background noises to practice with. This is a recording of a guided meditation offered in a private one-on-one session in San Francisco on 29 February 2016. Enjoy!   All you need is 20 minutes and a chair or cushion, you […]

Thich Nhat Hanh

by Augusta

Teacher Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in […]