In response to COVID-19 epidemic, thought leaders, teachers and publishers in the online realm are offering online courses and teachings for free. I’m also posting mediations, slowly but surely, on my Vimeo page. Be sure to check out my 21 Days of Kindness, too, for daily inspiration.
I want to share some of these great resources with you:
- SoundsTrue.com is offering “Resilience in Challenging Times,” a care package of free digital tools and teachings from Michael Singer, Caroline Myss, Pema Pema Chödrön and others.
- Learn how self-compassion can help you reset your stress with the founders of Mindful Self-Compassion practice. A free 3-video series with Kristin Neff & Chris Germer.
- The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at the Cambridge Health Alliance is offering live daily meditations for healthcare providers and staff. See the full schedule and recordings here.
- The meditation teacher Tara Brach offers Pandemic Care Resources, a menu of recordings to soothe the soul during this global crisis with meditative “pathways to calm, clarity and openheartedness.”
- Being Resilient During the Corona Virus with Dr. Rick Hanson, who is the best teacher I know. He helps us understand how our brains learn and way to growth lasting inner traits.
- Lion’s Roar is hosting a free online summit, In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh (March 25-29), This is a special opportunity to experience the living tradition he founded through the teachings and guidance of nine senior dharma teachers who have trained directly with him.
- Sanity Guide from 10% Happier. Get a free, daily “sanity break,” featuring host, Dan Harris, and some of the world’s best meditation teachers, streaming from their homes to yours (live 3pm ET, USA). (COVID19 healthcare workers get the app for free).
- In my smaller world, I will be kicking off Kindness.org Friday community gathering with a brief meditation. These Kindness gatherings will occur weekly on Fridays at 1pm ET via zoom.
- You can leave post-it notes on neighbors’ doors, created by Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, and offer services like getting groceries.
- Greater Good Science Center’s Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus (U Berkeley) is offering the best of their evidence-based tools and skills for wellbeing based on the science of happiness. They have a great podcast, too.
- You can now tour over 2,500 World-Famous Museums from the comfort of your own home! Great to do to unwind and de-stress or as a fun family activity.
- Cellist Yo-Yo Ma #SongsofComfort invites you to share music around the world. Use the hashtag and post on social media. See also a virtual chorus for inspiration.
- Check out 7 Cups, www.7cups.com for those who need to talk to someone. Trained volunteer listeners are available 24/7 to give emotional support over online chat (and a service just for teens, too).
- How to have a virtual dinner and meaningful conversations with family and friends, with a menu of questions offered by the School of Life.
- Global Oneness Project. Check the schedule for amazing interviews with storytellers and film makers documenting the planet we live on and our inter-connectedness.
- On Being with Krista Tippet is offering “A Listening Care Package for Uncertain Times.” A collection of podcasts and poetry for however you’re processing or experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Awake Network updates a webpage of great resources for social distancing as well, if you are into mindfulness and that sort to thing!
If anything, this unprecedented time is illuminating the boundless kindness of so many people. I will update the above list as more resources cross my radar and be sure to check out my blog, as I have more time to write these days!