We asked WITHIN teacher Devon Pipars how meditation helps you cultivate compassion, and why you'd want to do that in the first place. Here's what she told us.Read More
If you've been meditating for even a short time, you've probably heard whisperings about meditation retreats. Anyone who's been on one will tell you, "Just go," often without much explanation of why. But if you’ve never been on a retreat, how can you tell if you’re ready for that experience?
Here are four questions to help you decide if now's the time to do it.Read More
When you're struggling with unhappiness or discomfort, meditation - paying deep attention to the present moment - can seem to amplify the problems you're facing. Here's some helpful perspective and a specific tool to get you unstuck, from WITHIN teacher Devon Pipars.Read More
How do you know which is better for you: guided meditation with a teacher or an app; or self-guided meditation on your own? Here’s our perspective on it.Read More
Think you can't meditate because you don't have the time? Think again! Here's some helpful perspective to get you unstuck, from WITHIN teacher Devon Pipars.Read More
When you're traveling, it can be easy to slip out of the routines that keep you sane. Fortunately, you don't have to give up your meditation practice entirely. With a few adjustments, you can keep it going no matter where you go. Here are 5 tips on how to keep it up while you're on the road, with a healthy dose of realism.Read More
At some point, we've all probably realized that it's just not possible to outrun the tough stuff in life. What if, instead, you knew that you had inside yourself exactly what you needed to meet any situation you found yourself in?
That tantalizing question is exactly why meditation - and mindfulness - have been getting so much attention in the past few years. Here’s our take on how it does and doesn’t help you face those challenges.
When we talk about what we do at WITHIN, that's one of the biggest questions people have. We asked WITHIN student Atosa B. to sit down with us to help answer it.Read More
It can be hard to stick with meditation when you're wrestling with your thoughts every time you sit down. But what if you thought about that time as practice, rather than trying to achieve a particular state of mind? Here's a helpful reframing of what it means to practice meditating, from WITHIN teacher Adam Moskowitz.Read More
Elections can be such a stressful time. Voting somehow brings out the very worst in us as human beings. We temporarily forget that we're all in this together, and become obsessed with the differences between us.
The good news is that there's a way to save yourself from this quagmire - and it's not by sticking your head in the sand, and avoiding the election altogether. You can vote, engage with people you love, and stay steady through it all. Just apply these simple mindfulness techniques to respond the way you wish you could to election day anger and anxiety.Read More