Charles Francis
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Charles A. Francis is the cofounder and director of the Mindfulness Meditation Institute. His organization has helped thousands of people learn mindfulness meditation through clear and simple instructions. Its rapidly growing following totals more than 80,000 people worldwide, including many high-profile figures. He studied the practice of mindfulness with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.

Francis is the author of Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple: Your Guide to Finding True Inner Peace (Paradigm Press), the new ebook Mindfulness in the Workplace: How Organizations Are Using Mindfulness to Lower Health Care Costs and Increase Productivity, and numerous published articles.

In addition to teaching mindfulness meditation to individuals, he helps organizations develop mindfulness training programs for their staff and achieve cost-saving benefits. He also leads workshops and mindfulness meditation retreats.

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What Exactly Is Enlightenment?

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 12:33 PM

"To know yourself as the Being underneath the thinker, the stillness underneath the mental noise, the love and joy underneath the pain, is freedom, salvation, enlightenment." ~ Eckhart Tolle

I've recently gotten into two different discussions about the definition of enlightenment. Those of us who are on a spiritual path...

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How Mindfulness Meditation Is Transforming Our Society

(4) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 9:42 PM

"Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come." ~ Victor Hugo

You've probably noticed that talk about mindfulness meditation is much more common today than it was just a few years ago. Nowadays, I hear about mindfulness meditation from a variety of different sources:...

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Discover Better Health and Inner Peace with Mindfulness Meditation

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 6:20 PM

As we get older, we experience significant life changes, which can be tough to deal with. We have to deal with children leaving home, retirement, elderly parents, and illness in the family. Without good coping skills, these changes can be the sources of much worry and unhappiness. As many of...

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Increase Your Productivity and Peace of Mind by Singletasking

(1) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 9:08 AM

As someone who has dedicated his life to helping people reach their potential, I always appreciate effective methods of calming the mind and increasing focus. Without a calm mind and a strong focus, we can't be our best, most productive selves. One approach detailed by Devora Zack is especially inspiring....

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You Can Realize True Happiness Through Mindfulness Meditation

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 12:29 PM

Many of us spend our whole lives searching for happiness. Sadly, some of us never find it. And others don't find it until later in life. The good news is that you can find true happiness right now through the practice of mindfulness meditation.

Why Is Happiness so Elusive?

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Tame Mental Agitation Through Mindfulness Meditation

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 7:57 AM

Have you ever thought to yourself: "I'm just the type of person who can't sit still"? Does your mind race with restless thoughts? You're not alone. The truth is, having peace of mind is not a matter of who you are. It's a matter of what you do. The good...

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