About Mindfulness Breaks
Mindfulness Breaks was founded by Dr. Jerome Freedman in 2014, originally as an offshoot of Meditation Practices. Now the inspiration comes from the motivation to help you increase your happiness and reduce your suffering. Meditation Practices has many articles and mindfulness exercises to help you increase happiness. These practices include gratitude, generosity, forgiveness, kindness and compassion.
Watch for my new book, Mindfulness Breaks: The Zen Teachings of Father Eli coming soon. The book is based on the notes I took while on retreat with Father Eli back in 1973 and 1974. These notes are hand written and occupy two three-inch binders. As I read through them and transcribed them into a computer document, I realized that Father Eli was teaching the same things as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Father Eli focused on relaxing emotions, gratitude, and steps leading to liberation. Sound familiar?
About Jerome Freedman, Ph. D.
Dr. Jerome Freedman is an author, healthcare advocate, mindfulness meditation teacher, and a cancer survivor since 1997. He is a long-time practitioner in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in which he is an ordained member of the Order of Interbeing. His recent article in The Mindfulness Bell titled “Healthy and Free” touched many people. He is also a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Oral Tradition with Helen Palmer.
Jerome currently teaches Mindfulness in Healing at the Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo, California and writes daily on his blog, Meditation Practices. He is a contributing author of I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients, Nancy Novak, PhD, and Barbara K. Richardson.
Dr. Freedman served on Board of Directors of the Marin AIDS Project and the Advisory Council of the Institute for Health and Healing between 2007 and 2010. He is now a major contributor to the Buddhist Climate Action Network and the Plum Village Climate Response as an activist promoting earth protection.
Dr. Freedman holds a Ph. D. in computer science, along with two master’s degrees in physics and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. He still consults internationally on software engineering problems and expert witness cases. He successfully interviewed Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on cosmology and Buddhist thought in 2011.
He can be reached by for consultations, dharma talks, lectures, and days of mindfulness by email at jerome [at] mountainsangha [dot] org.
Stop Cancer in its Tracks: Your Path to Mindfulness in Healing Yourself
Seven Steps to Stop Interruptions in Meditation: How to Concentrate and Focus on Your Meditation and Deal with Distractions
Cosmology and Buddhist Thought: A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson – excerpted by Lion’s Roar Buddhist Magazine
The Enneagram: Know Your Type! Awaken Your Potential!
Contributing author to I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients[i] published February, 2015.
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[i] I Am With You: Love Letters to Cancer Patients, edited by Nancy Novak, PhD and Barbara K. Richardson