More and more these days there are ways of learning about mindfulness and the meditation practices that support it. There are apps, YouTube videos, online classes and a multitude of mindfulness classes and drop-in centers offered to the public. What makes a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class different?
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In Buddhism there is no shortage of lists of all the nasty states that one needs to see and overcome—the taints, the fetters, the cankers, the hindrances, the defilements. One can really feel quite burdened with the heaviness of it all. If we aren’t careful this kind of teaching can play right into the hands of what is already a highly developed capacity for self-loathing in Westerners. We hear about all these things that we need to overcome and this just precipitates new ways to beat up on ourselves. You get the feeling that you have to squash and pounce and beat things down.