Tag: teachers

Episode 7: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer – Book Review


Hello friends! Maria and Jackie here, returning from the holiday break with an exciting episode!

This month, we dive into the mindful practice of connecting with nature and our role in it through the beautiful book Braiding Sweetgrass. Written by Robin Wall Kimmerer, a botanist and Citizen of Potawatomi Nation, this book weaves indigenous wisdom and scientific data to illustrate how we must become mindful of our connectedness to the natural world. We both loved this book and recommended it to everyone. Thank you for this gift, Robin Wall Kimmerer.

Be well friends!

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We are currently working on the transcript and will add it here shortly.

Episode 6: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle – Book Review


Hello mindful community! Jackie and Maria here, again with another episode! Thanks for waiting a few days for this one. This month we read and reviewed the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. We both agree this is an excellent book. Tolle helps make sense of mindfulness practices and provides a compelling case for trying them in your own life. Have a listen to our review and then read this inspiring book!


Episode 5: The Art of Living by Thich Nhat Hanh – Book Review


Hello lovely listeners, it‘s Jackie and Maria again with a new podcast episode.
This month we read the book The Art of Living by Buddhist monk and spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. We both got a lot from this book and hope you do too.


Episode 3 – The Integrity Of Mindfulness Teachers


Jackie and Maria again, with a new episode of our Becoming Mindful Podcast. In this episode, we discuss how the personal actions and background of a teacher or sage can affect  their teachings, and can one learn from someone who is not perfect?

Have you ever questioned and researched your teachers? Have you tried to diversify your learning?