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Patrick Groneman is a Media Artist and Mindfulness Coach based in New York City & The West of Ireland. He is the former Executive Director of the Interdependence Project and Co-Director of Wunderkrafthaus.

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Mindfulness, Music Appreciation and Empathy

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 2:39 PM

"Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the [Bach's] B Minor Mass?" -- Michael Torke, composer (1)

Sometimes people will ask me whether or not listening to music counts as mindfulness practice. I'd say sure,* you can do pretty much anything with an intention to be mindful,...

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Mindfulness: An Adventure in Transformation

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 5:22 PM

"Mindfulness meditation is not a nice little thing... It's not like frosting on a cupcake. This is a major major transformation."

This insight comes from Gary, a 42-year-old former addict, and subject of The Atlantic's recent article, "How Meditation Works."

On the surface, mindfulness works in seemingly boring...

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Mindful Dishwashing

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2013 | 2:37 PM

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Recently, my partner Maitreya and I had a friend come to stay at our apartment, a very kind and light-hearted musician named Walter. A month or so earlier, we had been travelling with Walter, the three of us in a car, taking in the...

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Joy, Passion and Parties for the Environment

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2012 | 12:32 PM

Last weekend a group of Eco-activists, Buddhists & Buddhist Eco-activists convened for a three-day conference to discuss the intersection of "eco-dharma," sustainability, and "to look towards a future of spiritual communities that take the issue of the environment seriously."

But ... not TOO seriously.

Though the weekend...

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Silence in the Occupation -- A Model for Others?

(9) Comments | Posted December 9, 2011 | 7:00 PM

On the evening of Dec. 3, about a hundred or so Occupiers congregated around the steps at the east end of Liberty Plaza for the Occupy Wall Street New York City General Assembly meeting. Now that the nights are cold and the occupation has no permanent...

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9/11 Meditation: Contemplative Communities Converge to Commemorate 9/11

(3) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 5:27 PM

"Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." -- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Never in this world is hatred quenched...

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