Mindful Moments

    Josh and Maureen are excited to announce the launch of Mindful Moments with Red Mountain Programs. The goal of their videos is to provide mindful ways of approaching the COVID-19 crisis as well as other challenging parts of the human experience. Drawing on their deep understanding of ancient Eastern wisdom philosophies as well as their clinical expertise and sense of humor, they will present brief talks and meditations that will hopefully help to create a shift in perspectives for those who watch.

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    Mindful Moments Ep. 53: Don’t Argue with Reality

    In this episode, the first episode of Season 2 of Mindful Moments, Josh and Maureen recount a recent experience that highlights the benefits of flexibility.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 52: You Can Get A Lot Done In A Year

    In this episode, the anniversary of Mindful Moments, Josh and Maureen discuss the importance of sustained, incremental efforts toward goal attainment.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 51: Coping with (COVID) Burnout

    In this episode, Josh discusses COVID fatigue and gives helpful insights into how we can combat these feelings.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 50: Mindful Transition

    In this episode, recorded during the Wilderness Therapy Symposium in Asheville, NC, Josh opens his presentation with a brief guided meditation.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 49: Allowing

    In this episode, Maureen and Josh explore the power of reflecting on our internal experience as a way to move through challenges.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 48: What Do You Really Want?

    In this episode, Maureen invites us to get curious and contemplate our true heart’s desire.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 47: One Year Later

    In this episode, Maureen reflects on the last year and guides us in a brief meditation.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 46: Fear Is Not A Problem

    In this episode, recorded during another Live Dharma talk at Red Mountain Sedona, Josh examines the true purpose of fear and explores how we can live peacefully in spite of it.

    Mindful Moments 45: Is It Really a Big Deal?

    In this episode Josh talks about ways to find perspective and regain your peace amidst the collective weight of small frustrations.

    Mindful Moments 44: Karma, It May Not Be What You Think It Is

    In this episode, filmed during another Live Dharma talk, Josh explores the concept of Karma with the young adult students enrolled at Red Mountain Sedona.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 43: Strong at the Open Places

    In this episode, filmed during a live Dharma Talk with Red Mountain Sedona students, Josh examines the importance of strength, vulnerability and connection.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 42: The Gifts of Winter

    In this short episode, Maureen pauses to bask in the impermanent magic of the season.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 41: You Can't Pour from an Empty Cup

    In this episode, Josh discusses the importance of rest and how to mindfully manage fatigue.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 40: When to Stop, When to Keep Going

    In this episode, Josh briefly explores two common expressions that exemplify the contradictor dynamic between persistence and surrender, and he discusses a mindful approach to managing during challenging times.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 39: Keep It Simple

    In this episode, pulled from the our pre-holiday coffer, Maureen guides us through a simple and brief meditation that can be done anywhere at any time.

    LIVE Mindful Moments Part 2: Q&A with Josh and Maureen

    In this episode, part two of the LIVE Mindful Moments series, Josh and Maureen answer audience questions about mindfulness and mediation.

    LIVE Mindful Moments Part 1: Farewell 2020

    In this two-part episode, Josh and Maureen first take us through a guided meditation to transition into the new year, …

    Mindful Moments Ep. 36: It Takes a Real Man to Wear Tights

    In this episode, a pre-Christmas recording for the post-holiday blues, Maureen and a very special guest examine the ego through the lens of mindfulness.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 35: Loving Kindness Meditation Part 4 (Loving-Kindness for a Difficult Person)

    In this episode, Josh guides us through the final installment of the four-part Maitri Bhavana series.

    Mindful Moments Ep. 34: Loving Kindness Meditation Part 3 (Loving-Kindness for a Neutral Person)

    In this episode, part three of a four-part series, Josh guides us through the third component of the Maitri Bhavana, Loving-Kindness Meditation.

    Ep. 33: Loving Kindness Meditation (Loving-Kindness for a Friend)

    In this episode, part two of a four-part series, Josh guides us through the second component of the Maitri Bhavana, Loving-Kindness Meditation.

    Ep. 32: Loving-Kindness Meditation Part 1 (Loving-Kindness for Yourself)

    In this episode, part one of a four-part series, Josh guides us through the first component of the Maitri Bhavana, Loving-Kindness Meditation.

    Ep. 31: Loving Kindness 4-Part Series Overview

    In this episode, an introduction to a four-part series, Josh provides us with an overview of the Maitri Bhavana, or Loving-Kindness meditation practice.

    Ep. 30: Mindful Monday

    In this episode Josh guides us through a meditation designed to help us mindfully enter the week ahead.

    Ep. 29: The Election and Your Brain

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen discuss the election and social media through the lens of neurobiology.

    Ep. 28: Meditation Toolbox

    In this episode Maureen guides us through several meditation practices and provides instruction on posture and ways of conceptualizing meditation for specific benefits.

    Ep. 27: Anniversary Reflections

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen reflect on the last six years serving young adults and their families.

    Ep. 26: Compassion In Conflict

    In this episode Maureen discusses the importance of caring for ourselves so that we can extend compassion to others, and then she guides us in a Tibetan, Tonglen meditation.

    Ep. 25: Mindful Weekend

    In this episode Josh takes us through a guided meditation to help us transition from the week to the weekend.

    Ep. 24: Burnout and Serenity

    In this episode Josh discusses the cultivation of serenity as a mindful way to manage and prevent burnout.

    Ep. 23: Let Us Appreciate

    In this brief guided meditation, Josh helps us to cultivate this internal sense of appreciation.

    Ep. 22: Gratitude

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen begin a multi-part discussion about the benefits of gratitude.

    Ep. 21: Mindful Recovery

    In this episode, Josh discusses substance use recovery through the lens of mindfulness.

    Ep. 20: Long-term Practice with Maureen

    In this episode, Josh interviews Maureen about the gifts and struggles of her long-term meditation practice.

    Ep. 19: Ch-ch-changes

    In this episode, Maureen interviews Josh about the Transtheoretical, or Stages of Change Model.

    Ep. 18: That’s Revolting!

    In this episode, Maureen and Josh introduce revulsion as a necessary component of mindful living.

    Ep. 17: The Power of Habits

    In this episode, Josh takes a brief moment to discuss the feedback loop that our habits create.

    Ep. 16: Meditating with Boredom

    In this episode Maureen challenges us to let our glitter settle, and guides us in a mediation to help us work with our boredom.

    Ep. 15: Oh great, this again.

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen reframe monotony as opportunity and discuss ways to manage the boredom and restlessness that can come with repetition.

    Ep. 14: Boundaries

    In this episode, Maureen and Josh unpack the concept of boundaries and how to assert self-agency without sacrificing important relationships.

    Ep. 13: Do You Trust Yourself?

    In this episode, Maureen invites us to come home to ourselves as she guides us through a meditation to help re-establish and rebuild trust.

    Ep. 12: Mindful Beginnings (Part 2)

    In this episode, Maureen examines her upbringing in Boulder, CO as well as her academic background as she discusses her history learning and teaching Tibetan meditation practices. She also touches on the comprehensive system represented in the Five Wisdom Energies and how she became one of the few, fully authorized teachers of this tradition.

    Ep. 11: Mindful Beginnings (Part 1)

    In this episode, by viewer request, Josh explores his path to becoming a sanctioned teacher in the Zen tradition. Star Wars and Kung Fu movie references abound, plus a brief visit from a special guest!

    Ep. 10: Anxiety and the Practice of Noticing

    In this episode, Maureen opens up about her own struggles with anxiety and offers a mindfulness-awareness guided meditation to gently but directly help us with the practice of noticing.

    Ep. 9: Don't Give Up. Find the Middle Way

    In this episode Maureen and Josh offer their thoughts on how to hold your mind while in the midst of our current crises.

    Ep. 8: Loving Kindness Guided Meditation

    In this episode, Maureen offers the Maitri Bhavana (Loving Kindness) Meditation as a way to address feelings of guilt and shame.

    Ep. 7: Mindfulness and Social Justice

    In the midst of on-going protests and in the wake of #BlackOutTuesday, Josh and Maureen discuss mindful approaches to addressing social justice issues and the current political climate.

    Ep. 6: Power vs. Control

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen tease apart the nuances of the Power vs. Control dynamic and unpack the layers of emotion that often hide beneath the surface in these exasperating interactions.

    Ep. 5: Overcoming Obstacles to Meditation

    In this episode, Maureen offers new perspectives for compassionately addressing the obstacles that get in the way of meditating and provides tips and advice for cultivating a sustainable home practice.

    Ep. 4: It’s Not About “Letting It Go”

    On this episode, Josh explores the option of mindfully “letting things pass,” as an alternative to simply letting things go.

    Ep. 3: Embracing Negative Emotions

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen explore the concept of cherishing one’s resentment as a way to mindfully experience an ostensibly unpleasant emotion.

    Ep. 2: Dealing with Difficult People

    In this episode, Josh and Maureen take a light-hearted approach as they tackle the challenging topic of dealing with difficult people, negativity and criticism.

    Ep. 1: Red Mountain Launches New Video Series

    Josh and Maureen, founders of Red Mountain Programs, are excited to announce the launch of the Mindful Moments video series. The goal of their videos is to provide mindful ways of approaching the COVID-19 crisis as well as other challenging parts of the human experience.