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ABOUT US

Online Mindfulness Community


We are building a positive global online community
to support each other on the path of meditation,
mindful living, and personal and collective growth.
We aim to give you practical tools to improve your life.
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ABOUT US

Online Mindfulness Community

We are building a positive global online community to support each other on the path of meditation, mindful living, and personal and collective growth. We aim to give you practical tools to improve your life.

Personal Welcome

Thank you for reading about our work. I'm Christiaan, founder of Meditation Mind.

We've been working tirelessly with countless incredible volunteers across the world to create a cohesive, positive and supportive community online. From back when we started in 2016 up until now, we have had thousands of users join us on various platforms and benefit from the resources and activities we offer.

It is my sincere wish that everything we do will contribute to a better world and a healthier mind for all beings.

I'd love to welcome you to this incredible journey!

Our Mission

The purpose of Meditation Mind is to help people cultivate greater presence and a peaceful mind, while also creating a collective of people from across the globe who share a passion for meditation, mindfulness, and healthy living.

From Eastern and Western contemplative traditions to philosophy, psychology, both mainstream and alternative medicine, and even art, all fields provide valuable insights and approaches to mindfulness. We aim to share those insights in an accessible and pragmatic way.

Bridging the Gap

We aim to bridge the gap between religions, secular and non-secular traditions, cultures, and nations by sharing any and all teachings beneficial to the cultivation of greater presence and a peaceful mind in a radically accessible way. This means being open to all religions, all traditions, and all teachings, within reason.

We are a non-profit and non-religious organization, and we place emphasis on scientifically validated and practical solutions applicable to meditation, mindfulness, and a holistic lifestyle.

Serving

Our aim is to create a collective of people from across the globe who come together to share their experience and expertise—not hidden behind a paywall or some secretive initiation, but accessible to all.

Whether it be music, art, poetry, prose, guided meditations, or any other medium, we aim to share that which is of benefit to the pursuit of greater presence and a peaceful mind.

Additionally, we are always on the lookout for partners that share a similar vision. If that sounds like you, feel free to get in touch.
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Live Group Meditations

r/Meditation collaboration since 2018

r/Meditation is the largest online forum about meditation on the planet. With over 1.7 million members, people from all over the world gather here to connect with each other. In 2018, we started to collaborate on the monthly meditation challenge, and in 2021, we became the official chat group for the subreddit.

Official partner since 2021

Discord is a free voice, video, and text chat app which is used by tens of millions of people ages 13+ to talk and hang out with their communities and friends. As an official Discord Partner server, our community is what Discord considers to be one of the best communities on the platform.

Meet our connected guiding teachers

Unified Mindfulness

Wystan

Wystan is a Unified Mindfulness L2 Coach, currently training to become a fully certified teacher of the UM system. Prior to his involvement with UM, he trained in Buddhist monasteries both as a layperson and anagārika. However, for the past 2.5 years, his focus has been on integrating a secular life with continuous and committed practice. Apart from the secular Unified Mindfulness framework developed by Shinzen Young, Wystan is most familiar with Rob Burbea’s body of work, The Mind Illuminated, and Pragmatic Dharma, but is also comfortable discussing Buddhist esoterica.

Cosmos Chan Community

Beishi Guohan

Beishi Guohan is a teacher in the Chan Buddhist tradition. Guohan immigrated to Vancouver, B. C. Canada in 1993 and met Chan Patriarch Huikong Shengyan (Dharma Drum) in 1994. He became Patriarch Sheng Yen’s disciple and investigated Chinese Chan for twelve years. Guohan focused first on the investigation of Silent Illumination Chan followed by Huatou Chan. While investigating Chan, Guohan was President of the Vancouver Branch of Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association 2001– 2002, and was charged with buying a piece of land to establish the Dharma Drum Mountain Vancouver Centre, which was completed and began operations in 2006.

Meet the Moderation Team

Nathan

Age: 41
Location: Japan
Current Practice: Surrender
Meditation Experience: General curiosity and fascination with the mind naturally brought me to meditation. I am familiar with and have dabbled in a number of methods and systems, albeit with a heavy bias toward (traditional and secular) Buddhist practices. I have been practicing consistently since late 2018 and have attended one 10-day silent retreat in the Goenka tradition. Rob Burbea's teachings have been and continue to be greatly influential in my journey.
Favorite Thing About Our Community: The Meditation Mind community is open and welcoming, and exists for the community, first and foremost, with no hidden agenda.
Favorite Quote: "Do not try to become anything. Do not make yourself into anything. Do not be a meditator. Do not become enlightened. When you sit, let it be. When you walk, let it be. Grasp at nothing. Resist nothing." -Ajahn Chah, A Still Forest Pool

Jeffrey

Age: 29
Location: The Netherlands
Current Practice: Metta / Vipassana
Meditation Experience: I’ve been practicing meditation and yoga since November 2021. It was recommended to me when I went through a very dark period in my life. And while it didn’t take away all the pain right away, it slowly guided me to a more peaceful mind. Since then I’ve been exploring different practices, mostly in Buddhist traditions.
Reason for Volunteering: People often resort to meditation and mindfulness when they are suffering. So a lot of people are joining our community when they are in (dire) need of help, answers and guidance. I feel grateful to be able to help those people, together with our long standing members who have been key as well.
Favorite Thing About Our Community: The intrinsic motivation of people to help each other out, regardless of their race, religion, opinions, or whatsoever.
Favorite Quote: "There is a river of feelings within us, and every drop of water in that river is a feeling. To observe our feelings, we sit on the bank of the river and identify each feeling as it flows by. It may be pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral. One feeling lasts for a while, and then another comes. Meditation is to be aware of each feeling. Recognize it, smile to it, look deeply into it, and embrace it with all our heart. If we continue to look deeply, we discover the true nature of that feeling, and we are no longer afraid, even of a painful feeling. We know we are more than our feelings, and we are able to embrace each feeling and take good care of it."

James

Age: 38
Location: California USA
Current Practice: The Mind Illuminated
Meditation Experience: I discovered meditation through wanting to lessen anxiety and going to therapy. my previous practices include: Metta, Tonglen, calm abiding, walking meditation, mindfulness. I still do some of these now too but The mind illuminated is my main
Reason for Volunteering: I care about this community and the life changing effect meditation can have, so wanted to help out
Favorite Thing About Our Community: The over all diversity yet openness of people here
Favorite Quote: "Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy." -Pema Chodron

disies

Age: 38
Location: Germany
Current Practice: Unified Mindfulness, awareness of breath
Meditation Experience: Since early 2019. Breath awareness, metta, zazen, and a bit of NVC.
Favorite Thing About Our Community: The people who make it great and inspire me to continue.
Favorite Quote: "Every judgement is a tragic expression of an unmet need." -Marshall Rosenberg

Ronald

Age: 28
Location: South Africa/Zimbabwe
Current Practice: Mindfulness of breathing, yoga, and loving-kindness
Meditation Experience: Since August 2019
Favorite Thing About Our Community: The humility, diversity, honesty, patience and comradery
Favorite Quote: "Let go of self-centred attachment and hold your mind with non-abiding awareness in all your daily activities." -Ven. Beishi Guohan

What our community members say:

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“I have returned to find you beautifully wonderful people, still doing your beautifully wonderful things. I once wanted to write an answer on a page and mail it to all of you. Now I understand my answers aren’t for your questions, they are for mine. I have no more questions. Thank you for sharing this space and time with me. I have everything in this moment, as this moment is all there is. Never incomplete.”

Jeff

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“I’m thankful for this awesome server and everyone that’s a part of it! Spread the love :)”

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“Gratitude for the community, who basically handed me the answer to stuff I had been struggling with for most of my life. I implemented those solutions.”

Ariadne

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“Feeling especially grateful to see this community thriving. Although I can’t keep up with it all, it’s inspiring to check in and witness so much activity and enthusiasm.”

Udumbura

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“Im grateful this place exists, I think of it as a kind of mastermind group in which people can share their subjective experience with others. and often others are willing to share their perspectives. in a way we make one mind, that works to improve all the smaller parts of its self.”

Wraith

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“Grateful for a community of people who are focused on meditation, mindfulness, introspection, contemplation and growth/flourishing. Thank you for being here and being part of the solution.”

Ron Russell

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“I surround myself with intelligent and thoughtful people. Thank you for being those kind of people.”

Finney, Software Developer

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“Grateful for the people in here who are positive, uplifting, and encouraging.”

Lisa

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“I have returned to find you beautifully wonderful people, still doing your beautifully wonderful things. I once wanted to write an answer on a page and mail it to all of you. Now I understand my answers aren’t for your questions, they are for mine. I have no more questions. Thank you for sharing this space and time with me. I have everything in this moment, as this moment is all there is. Never incomplete.”

Jeff

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“I’m thankful for this awesome server and everyone that’s a part of it! Spread the love :)”

Extence Pain

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“Gratitude for the community, who basically handed me the answer to stuff I had been struggling with for most of my life. I implemented those solutions.”

Ariadne

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“Feeling especially grateful to see this community thriving. Although I can’t keep up with it all, it’s inspiring to check in and witness so much activity and enthusiasm.”

Udumbura

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“Im grateful this place exists, I think of it as a kind of mastermind group in which people can share their subjective experience with others. and often others are willing to share their perspectives. in a way we make one mind, that works to improve all the smaller parts of its self.”

Wraith

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“Grateful for a community of people who are focused on meditation, mindfulness, introspection, contemplation and growth/flourishing. Thank you for being here and being part of the solution.”

Ron Russell

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“I surround myself with intelligent and thoughtful people. Thank you for being those kind of people.”

Finney, Software Developer

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“Grateful for the people in here who are positive, uplifting, and encouraging.”

Lisa