Mindfulness Training for Journalists
On September 10, the Dart Center hosted a special half-day workshop on mindfulness practice, led by teachers from the monastic community founded by poet, author and activist Thich Nhat Hanh.
More than seventy journalists attended the afternoon session, which included guided sitting meditation, walking meditation, a Dharma talk and Q&A. The workshop was part of the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015, marking the 40th anniversary of the publication of Thich Nhat Hanh’s pioneering first book, which first introduced mindfulness and the principles of Engaged Buddhism to a broad audience in the West.
Training in mindfulness, which draws on core Buddhist principles, is aimed at cultivating clarity, calm and even happiness in every situation and in every moment. Research findings consistently show that mindfulness practice is associated with psychological resilience, and can help with problems and symptoms often experienced by trauma survivors.