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Coping, Healing and Finding Peace Through Mindfulness

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Much of life is spent trying to make up for what’s missing or lacking. There’s a mindset of “if I do this or that I’ll be more fulfilled.” Those things we seek aren’t necessarily bad but there is a feeling of restlessness. Through mindfulness you can find calm by settling into the moment and realizing that you’re already complete. It will help you return to fundamental wholeness. It is these simple principles of mindfulness that have the power to completely transform your life.
Thomas McConkie, Mindfulness Instructor
Thomas found his way into the world of meditation as a disheveled and emotionally bruised teenager. Back in the late 90’s in Salt Lake City, where teachers were fewer and far between, he happened to move into a neighborhood where a booming Zen community was just forming. Thus he entered the wormhole. It was love at first sit. Though he found the practice to be challenging, even excruciating at times, he sensed that something deep within him was transforming even from the beginning. By the time he turned 20, he felt called to make a pilgrimage back to the Motherland of Zen, mainland China, where he spent 4 years as a lay practitioner. Over the last 20 years, Thomas has studied broadly across the traditions: from Hindu mantra meditation, Zen and Vipassana in the Buddhist Wisdom stream, to the school of Integral, Developmental Psychology, and his native tradition, Mormonism. He founded Lower Lights School of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization and community dedicated to reimagining faith and human transformation in the 21st century. He is an author, public speaker, developmental coach and meditation teacher.

Coping, Healing and Finding Peace Through Mindfulness

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  • About the Author
Much of life is spent trying to make up for what’s missing or lacking. There’s a mindset of “if I do this or that I’ll be more fulfilled.” Those things we seek aren’t necessarily bad but there is a feeling of restlessness. Through mindfulness you can find calm by settling into the moment and realizing that you’re already complete. It will help you return to fundamental wholeness. It is these simple principles of mindfulness that have the power to completely transform your life.
Thomas McConkie, Mindfulness Instructor
Thomas found his way into the world of meditation as a disheveled and emotionally bruised teenager. Back in the late 90’s in Salt Lake City, where teachers were fewer and far between, he happened to move into a neighborhood where a booming Zen community was just forming. Thus he entered the wormhole. It was love at first sit. Though he found the practice to be challenging, even excruciating at times, he sensed that something deep within him was transforming even from the beginning. By the time he turned 20, he felt called to make a pilgrimage back to the Motherland of Zen, mainland China, where he spent 4 years as a lay practitioner. Over the last 20 years, Thomas has studied broadly across the traditions: from Hindu mantra meditation, Zen and Vipassana in the Buddhist Wisdom stream, to the school of Integral, Developmental Psychology, and his native tradition, Mormonism. He founded Lower Lights School of Wisdom, a nonprofit organization and community dedicated to reimagining faith and human transformation in the 21st century. He is an author, public speaker, developmental coach and meditation teacher.

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