- Find a Meditation Center Near You
- Insight Meditation Centers in MA and CA
- Meditation Instructions & Buddhist Teachings
- Books on Meditation & Mindfulness
- Healing Pain, Illness, and Suffering: (a) Articles, (b) Books, (c) Center, (d) Websites
- Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Barre, MA
- Cambridge Insight Meditation Center in Cambridge, MA
- Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA
- Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA
- Northampton Insight Meditation Community in Northampton, MA
- Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA
- Vipassana Meditation Center in Shelburne Falls, MA
- Beginning Insight Meditation by Dorothy Figen
- Brief Instructions for Meditation (from my book)
- Gil Fronsdal
- How to Practice Vipassana Insight Meditation by Sayadaw U Pandita
- Insight Meditation Online
- Introduction to Insight Meditation
- Joseph Goldstein
- Momentary Mindfulness by Annie McKee
- Vipassana Meditation — Awakened Mind
- Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S. N. Goenka
- Breath by Breath: The Liberating Practice of Insight Meditation by Larry Rosenberg with David Guy
- Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom by Joseph Goldstein
- Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
“Curing the Pelvic Headache” by Robert Pinsky. Review
Teach Us To Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and
Healing by Tim Parks,
The New York Times online, June 24, 2011.
- “The ultimate conversion, the revealed prize of his quest, is to Vipassana meditation: ‘Something happened. In the midst of the usual fierce pains, with a strange naturalness and inevitability, my consciousness at last fused with my upper lip: the breath, the lip, the mind, these apparently incompatible entities did, in fact, fit together, flow together, were one. I was my lip bathed in soft breath. . . . Then, as if at the touch of a switch, the scalding rigid tensing thighs and hips dissolved. In a moment, the lower body sank into suppleness.’” more
Beginners Can Curb Pain with Meditation” by
Adam Cole, NPR: National
Public Radio online, April 6, 2011.
- “You are trying to sustain attention in the present moment — everything is momentary so you don't need to react,” explains Feidal [Dr. Fadel Zeidan, a neuroscientist and the study's lead author]. “What that does healthwise is it reduces the stress response. The feeling of pain is a very blatant distraction.” more
- “Healing the Hurt: Finding New Ways To Treat Pain” by Alice Park, Time Magazine, March 7, 2011.
“Meditation for Headache Relief” by
Chris Iliades, MD, medically reviewed by Niya Jones,
Everyday Health, February 21, 2012.
- “Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that people are still using today to get headache relief. This mind-body practice seems to work by relieving stress associated with headache pain.” more
“Meditation Stronger Than Drugs for Pain Relief” by
The Telegraph online, April 5, 2011.
- “Meditation can have pain relieving effects greater than morphine, claims new study.” more
Mindful Revolution” by Kate Pickert, Time
Magazine, February 3, 2014.
- “But to view mindfulness simply as the latest self-help fad underplays its potency and misses the point of why it is gaining acceptance with those who might otherwise dismiss mental training techniques closely tied to meditation.... If distraction is the pre-eminent condition of our age, then mindfulness, in the eyes of its enthusiasts, is its most logical response. Its strength lies in its universality. Though meditation is considered an essential means to achieving mindfulness, the ultimate goal is simply to give your attention fully to what you’re doing.”
New Science of Headaches” by Christine
Gorman and Alice Park, Time
Magazine, May 8, 2007.
- “As doctors learn more about our throbbing heads, they are uncovering amazingly effective ways to kill the pain before it starts.”
Right (and Wrong) Way to Treat Pain” by
Magazine, February 28, 2005.
- “Approximately 1 in 6 Americans suffers from chronic or recurrent pain. ... In fact, chronic pain is a leading cause of lost workdays. It costs the nation an estimated $100 billion in lost productivity and increased health care, not to mention immeasurable suffering.” more
- “Curing the Pelvic Headache” by Robert Pinsky. Review of Teach Us To Sit Still: A Skeptic’s Search for Health and Healing by Tim Parks, The New York Times online, June 24, 2011.
- Break Through Pain by Shinzen Young
- Dissolving Pain: Simple Brain-Training Exercises for Overcoming Chronic Pain by Les Fehmi and Jim Robbins
- Healing Lazarus: A Buddhist's Journey from Near Death to New Life by Lewis Richmond
- How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers by Toni Bernhard
- Lotus in the Fire: The Healing Power of Zen by Jim Bedard
- Natural Pain Relief: How to Soothe and Dissolve Physical Pain with Mindfulness by Shinzen Young
- The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering by Melanie Thernstrom
- The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy by Andrew Holecek
- American Academy
of Pain Medicine
- “According to a recent Institute of Medicine Report ..., pain is a significant public health problem that costs society at least $560-$635 billion annually, an amount equal to about $2,000.00 for everyone living in the U.S.” more
- American Pain Society
- EFT, healing the emotional roots of disease
- Managing Pain, chronic pain management information for patients and caregivers
- The Pain Web, a website for health professionals dealing in research, assessment and treatment of pain
- American Academy of Pain Medicine