How Shame Freed Me from Suffering – New Article

The popular website, Tiny Buddha, just published an article of mine. It’s about how intense feelings of shame can dissolve into peace by means of mindful attention.

It’s mostly about self-compassion and heart. I don’t emphasize the mindfulness aspect. But you’ll find it if you read closely.

It’s a story about how I couldn’t stop obsessing over how I felt ashamed of something I’d done. Then I discovered I could transform that feeling into peace through mindfulness.

I hope you enjoy it!

New Guided Meditation Audios

I’ve posted two new guided meditation audios recently. Like all my guided meditation recordings, these are free to stream and free to download. Both of the new meditations are foundational mindfulness meditations. They’re suitable for beginning and advanced meditation practitioners. They can be used every day or alternated with timed meditations. (Click the links in…Continue Reading

Guided Meditations on Insight Timer App

Two of my guided meditations are now available in the popular Insight Timer meditation app, which has more than two million users worldwide. I’m happy to say that at this time more than 1,000 meditators have listened to the meditations, which can be seen on my meditation teacher page. I’m even happier to say that users have…Continue Reading

New Resources

I’ve just published a new Class Resources page. There you’ll find items useful to anyone who practices mindfulness. In other words, it’s not just for students in my classes. I’m making it available to everyone. Free. No registration. No strings. Included are guided meditations (stream or download), formal and informal practice logs, and poetry. Look…Continue Reading

Mindfulness Class at Dusenberry-River Library

I will be offering a free six-week Mindfulness in the Library class beginning Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Dusenberry-River branch of the Pima County Public Library, 5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 105 Tucson AZ 85750. That’s near the northeast corner of Craycroft and River. Each one-hour session will begin on Monday morning at 11:00. Classes…Continue Reading

New Guided Meditation – Lovingkindness

I’ve released a new, free guided meditation audio. This is a lovingkindness meditation, also called metta meditation. Its purpose is to open the heart and to help cultivate compassion for all living beings. Sometimes we end sessions of mindfulness meditation with a lovingkindness meditation. I also recommend doing this metta meditation beforehand. Before a meditation…Continue Reading

Introducing Free Mindfulness Training

I’m happy to introduce my first free online training course, a five-part weekly email series called An Introduction to Mindfulness. In five easy lessons, you’ll learn the practical basics of mindfulness. You’ll begin practicing mindfulness meditation effectively within a few minutes after receiving the first lesson. There’s no cost and no obligation. You can unsubscribe…Continue Reading

What do we respond to?

Life is responsiveness, they say. To live is to respond. But what do we actually respond to? Sometimes it’s an awesome sunset, the caress of a loved one, an inspiring poem, or beautiful music. Those are peak moments of pure responsiveness. The Problem But for most of us, most of our waking hours, we primarily respond to our…Continue Reading

Steve DiamondNote from Steve:

My new mindfulness book, The Relaxation Solution, was published in June, 2022.

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