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The Tree Of Contemplative Practices Maps Out The Ways Mindfulness Affects Our Lives

The warm spring sun shining through the treetop of an impressive old beech tree
The warm spring sun shining through the treetop of an impressive old beech tree

Mirabai Bush, a meditation and mindfulness teacher who leads Google's mindfulness training, "Search Inside Yourself," pointed us to an illustration of contemplative practices, which shows the breadth of meditation and mindfulness within traditions. Although this list isn't comprehensive, it does open up one's imagination about how these disciplines take root and manifest themselves in our lives.

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