About Kelly Schwartz

Kelly Schwartz is the Founder and Executive Director of Mind Oasis, an online nonprofit dedicated to bringing the timeless benefits of meditation to practitioners worldwide. When she isn’t meditating or helping to create community, you can find her dancing ecstatically or hiking and climbing in the mountains with her husband and two dogs.

Hacking the Meditation Habit

2020-03-27T10:50:39-05:00January 6th, 2020|

By Anne McCready Heinen Community Meditation Senior Teacher Neurobehavioral research shows all kinds of great ways to start and stick with a new habit. But do these techniques work for meditation? The short answer: Yes! In addition to looking to [...]

Celebrating Lama Marut ~ Brian K. Smith

2019-10-26T10:04:25-05:00October 26th, 2019|

  On October 19, 2019, dear spiritual teacher, husband, father and friend Brian Kelley Smith (a.k.a Lama Marut) passed away in his countryside home in East Gippsland, Australia, where he lived with his beloved wife, Cindy Lee. He was 66 [...]

Nurturing Loyalty to Yourself

2019-10-04T07:49:40-05:00October 4th, 2019|

Pema Chodron writes in the Introduction of her book, “How to Meditate,” how a meditation practice nurtures five qualities that come forth as we consistently sit and practice. 1) “cultivating and nurturing steadfastness with ourselves” 2) “clear seeing” 3) “the [...]

What’s Your Superhero Power?

2019-07-13T11:43:30-05:00July 13th, 2019|

Image by @NicoleHeere I was recently listening to NPR and they were interviewing Lulu Wang about her film, “The Farewell.” Something Wang said struck such a cord in me. She was talking about how one of the actresses had [...]

Mindful Mothering

2019-04-01T19:44:36-05:00August 28th, 2018|

Guest blog contributed by Lacey Melguizo:I began my practice of mindful mothering in 2012, my youngest was almost one and my oldest was three and a half.  Life was a little different back then, my littles required more of me [...]