Mark Williams

As a huge fan of meditation, Mark Williams loves the practice and the impact. As a dad, athlete, and someone living and working in modern America, Williams finds inspiration for his teaching from everyday life.

His favorite thing is teaching meditation to everyday people doing everyday things. Meditation in action!

Practicing meditation since 1993, Mark Williams made the move to teaching in 2010. After serving in the US Air Force and then flying at an airline for a couple years, he received his MA in Buddhist Studies from Naropa University. At Naropa, Williams studied contemplative practices from around the world and became enamored with Rumi, Merton, the Baal Shem and Quechua shamanism.

In the Buddhist tradition, Mark Williams has studied with teachers from the Soto and Rinzai Zen schools; more recently, with masters from the Nyingma and Kagyu branches of Tibetan Buddhism and with teachers from the Advaita Vedanta tradition. All of these shape his practice and how he moves that out into the world.

Over the years, Williams dabbled in the worlds of Western philosophy, shamanism, mythology, Jungian and neo-Jungian psychology and the Enneagram; also co-adaptor of two critically acclaimed Off-Broadway plays, ?The Man Himself? and ?Conviction.?

?Our mind has a particular ?feel? when we direct our attention. The best way I have of describing it is the feeling you get when you?re threading a needle ? all your intention and focus is mobilized at that singular spot where the thread passes through the eye. For a moment, that?s your entire world.?

    Videos

    The Internal Selfie Video
    4.468355
    Episode 1
    The Internal Selfie (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 1
    , 19 minutes
    In the first segment of the How to Meditate series, start turning your attention inward by learning about the Internal Selfie. After taking a snapshot of the landscape inside, practice the Belly Breath Superset to calm the ...
    Available worldwide
    Introduction to VUmind Video
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    Introduction to VUmind (January 2016)How to Meditate
    12 minutes
    Mark Williams and Bill Filter fromVUmind Meditation Training give an overview of their series How to Meditate. Learn how this series can equip you with the tools you need to live a much richer, more satisfying way of life.
    Available worldwide
    The Body Electric Video
    4.4
    Episode 2
    The Body Electric (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 2
    , 23 minutes
    In the second segment of the How to Meditate series, practice using the Belly Breath Superset as the ON/OFF switch for the fight or flight response in your Body Electric; then the Contact Exercise introduces our first ...
    Available worldwide
    Dimmer Switch Video
    4.68421
    Episode 3
    Dimmer Switch (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 3
    , 21 minutes
    In the third segment of the How to Meditate series, Bill and Mark explain how everyday life is more grey than just black or white, and the similarity with our nervous system. Learn to balance and calm your nervous system by ...
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    Lose Your Training Wheels Video
    4.666665
    Episode 11
    Lose Your Training Wheels (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 11
    , 24 minutes
    In segment 11 of the How to Meditate series, Mark and Bill take you back to your childhood. Like learning to ride a bike, developing the skills of ATTENTION and AWARENESS requires training wheels at first. Once you've ...
    Available worldwide
    Tool Box Video
    4.708335
    Episode 4
    Tool Box (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 4
    , 22 minutes
    In segment 4 of the How to Meditate series, Bill and Mark share with us all the tools in our meditation Tool Box, it's time to take a look at them all with an eye to continuing a good, quality practice that keeps us in the ...
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    Murky Depths Video
    4.4375
    Episode 5
    Murky Depths (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 5
    , 23 minutes
    It is segment 5 of the How to Meditate series and the rubble is clearing out. Now it's time to work with the mind directly. Ride the Breath and the smaller gook - the thoughts and emotions whirling about - begin settling on ...
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    Splish Splash Video
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    Episode 7
    Splish Splash (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 7
    , 24 minutes
    Segment 7 of the How to Meditate series encourages you to tune into the benefits of restful sleep with the Deep Recalibration exercise, an exercise that methodically lets go of tension and discomfort head-to-toe. Take care of ...
    Available worldwide
    Balancing Act Video
    4.8
    Episode 14
    Balancing Act (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 14
    , 20 minutes
    Success! Segment 14 of the How to Meditate series marks the end of this series, but the beginning of your personal meditation journey. The Big Fundamentals have been established and you can walk through the world with a ...
    Available worldwide
    Microtelescopic Video
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    Episode 6
    Microtelescopic (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 6
    , 21 minutes
    In segment 6 of the How to Meditate series we become aware that the uncluttered and sharp mind has a very particular "feel" to it. By bringing your attention to the breath and, when it drifts, gently directing it back to Ride ...
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    Everybody, Everywhere, Everytime Video
    4.25
    Episode 10
    Everybody, Everywhere, Everytime (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 10
    , 23 minutes
    Now that you have established your practice, segment 10 of the How to Meditate series challenges you to get creative…anywhere, anytime take an Internal Selfie. Count breaths when you go for a walk, Ride the Breath at the gym ...
    Available worldwide
    The Big Payback Video
    5
    Episode 12
    The Big Payback (January 2016)How to Meditate
    Episode 12
    , 18 minutes
    We have all heard about the studies that tout the benefits of a regular meditation practice. In segment 12 of the How to Meditate series, Mark and Bill bring to light the proven, and very real, benefits that include a ...
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