Mindfulness physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation

Mindfulness Instruction for Stressful Times

In response to this time of heightened stress and isolation due to the COVID–19 crisis, I am offering online meditation instruction. These live practice sessions are held on Saturdays for 45 minutes and are free to all. The programming is hosted on Zoom and will feature a brief talk and guided practice. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A at the end. The meeting invitation is created on a monthly basis.

Dates and Time:

Saturdays in July
July 4, 2020 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
July 11, 2020 11:00 AM
July 18, 2020 11:00 AM
Please note, there will be no session on July 25

Join Online Meeting

If you are interested in joining the next Zoom meeting, please email me at carolyn@carolynmcmanus.com and I will send you the invitation link. To receive announcements about future meditation sessions, please sign up on my email list.

Donation Opportunities

If you find these meditation sessions helpful, please consider making a donation. Your generosity supports Carolyn’s continued efforts to share meditation instructions to all those interested.


The Body and the Four Elements | 39:33

Kindness | 44:44

Meditative Practices for Dealing with Difficult Emotions | 35:47

Additional videos can be found here

General recommended reading for those who are interested:

  • Chodron P. How to Meditate. Sounds True. 2013.
  • Chodron P. Welcoming the Unwelcome: Whole-Hearted Living in a Broken Hearted World. Shambala, 2019. 
  • Chodron P. When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times. Shambala. 1997.
  • Makransky J. Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness. Wisdom Publications. 2007.