Welcome to the Maine Mindfulness Project
We are part of a growing worldwide movement to teach and promote meditation for awakening to well being, compassion, affection and joy.
Learn meditation to improve your health and happiness, breath by breath.
Meditation: What is it?
The phrase 'to meditate' can mean many things: to examine, observe, reflect, question, weigh. In Sanskrit: to become, in Tibetan: to make familiar.
Meditation is a practice to bring deeper understanding of what we mean by mind or consciousness. Meditation practice allows us to notice how mind operates.
Mindfulness is awareness, intuition and clarity of perception, sensation, habituation and conceptual thought without classification.
Mindfulness Meditation is a mind/body practice to help us achieve balance mentally, physically, emotionally and socially. It is a process to investigate consciousness.
It is a method to investigate by observing subjective experience. This technique helps us appreciate how deeply interconnected momentary awareness arises based on preceding moments, habits and perspectives. We can then gain insight with a clearer understanding of what and how we pay attention, how we feel and what drives our choices.
There are numerous scientific studies that document the positive results of using meditation on a daily basis. These benefits can be taught in secular settings to improve personal health and happiness, escalate and engage student productivity, enhance professional workplaces and improve the quality of life.
There is a growing body of scientific and subjective evidence that supports the multiple benefits of the practice.
- Mindfulness training improves attention in children
- A form of mental training called mindfulness training, specifically designed for undergraduate students, shows promise as a tool to train attention and improve learning during the academic semester, according to a new study.
- Mindfulness improves reading ability, working memory, and task-focus