Mindfulness Tools

At the Institute, we are interested in exploring the connections between mindfulness and psi abilities. Here are some of the tools we use in our experiments and personal practices.

Note: You should check with a healthcare provider when making lifestyle changes.

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The Mindfulness Meditation Journal: “Hope”

Our Mindfulness Meditation Journal is the perfect way to start your mindfulness journey! In addition to reaping the benefits of journaling, think of this as your personal lab notebook, a place where you can record your thoughts and experiences as you gain access to your intuition. The cover image, called a PsiForm, was created from data that were collected while meditators focused on the intention of “Hope.”

This spiral notebook measures approximately 5″x8″. Features 160 pages of 60 lb book-weight acid-free paper (choose blank, dot grid, ruled, or task page format, as available). Each journal is wire bound in black wire with a professionally printed heavy front cover & flexible plastic back. 

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PsiForms Mindfulness Meditation Cards

This deck of 12 cards was created from data that were collected from a Random Event Generator (REG) while a group of meditators focused their intention on the specific ideas that are listed on each card. 

The set contains: 12 full-color cards ~ 1 instruction booklet ~ 1 12-sided die ~ 7 colored cubes (Choking Hazard! Keep out of reach of children!) ~ 1 drawstring storage pouch.

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Singing Bowls

Research suggests that benefits might be found from including the use of Tibetan Singing Bowls in meditation and mindfulness practices (always check with your healthcare provider when considering lifestyle changes or treatment options). We have been exploring different recordings and software apps, but, to us, there’s nothing quite the same as being in the actual vibration created from a “live” singing bowl. We use this small bowl from Silent Mind and find it be to visually pleasing, well constructed, easy to play, and makes a nice tone. They come in different styles and sizes.

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We have always been fascinated by labyrinths (fun fact: Julie and Mark took their wedding vows in one!). For Mark, they have been an excellent form of movement-based meditation practice. However, since not everyone has access to a walkable labyrinth, we have been experimenting with these hand-held “finger labyrinths.” They come in a variety of styles, sizes, and materials. Pictured here is one we use in the lab.

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Buddha Board 

The Buddha Board combines creativity, movement, and stillness to create a unique meditative tool. In our work, we ask operators to visualize a specific idea, intention, or feeling. Then, once they can hold that in their minds, they are instructed to use the water-soaked brush and quickly, and without thinking, allow their hand to move across the board. The board darkens where the brush touches it. When done, they meditate on the image they created. As the water dries, the image fades away. The item is well constructed, fun, and enjoyable to use.

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Practical Meditation: A Simple Step-by-Step Guide by Giovanni Dienstmann

There are many resources available to teach people about meditation. However, if you don’t know where to start or are looking for a different practice, we found this book by Giovanni Dienstmann helpful and fun. The book is beautifully illustrated, accessible, and one of our 2018 “Best of” picks.

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Steel Tongue Drum

We have also been working with small steel drums along with the singing bowls (see above). This one from Regis is about 6″ around, has eight notes, and, for the price, produces a pleasant tone. A helpful tool for beginning practice.

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