Toyota SIY Program: What's Next


Congratulations on completing the beginning of your SIY experience! Below are some resources that we think will be helpful as you begin applying what you've learned:




Download an App

There are many wonderful apps that can help you develop a daily mindfulness practice. Many have guided meditations, timers with bells, ways to track your progress and other materials to help you get started. Here are a few to check out:

Read on

If you haven’t already read the book Search Inside Yourselfwe certainly recommend it!

In addition, here are a few other books we think you'll enjoy:





We'd love to stay connected with you as you continue your journey! Here are a few ways to keep the conversation going:





Join a group

There are many ways to practice mindfulness and we encourage you to explore options near you (e.g. local zen center, yoga studio or other spiritual traditions).

Organize a group

There are many things that you and your community or colleagues can try out as a group. Some ideas are:

  • Hold a regular sit where you colleagues come together for 10-20 minute practice period
  • Organize mindful lunches which colleagues are invited to eat together in silence
  • Create a book club.

The sky's the limit here! Find something that resonates with you and your companions.

Organize a Mindful Lunch

"When walking, walk. When eating, eat."  -Zen Proverb.

Practicing mindfulness while eating is a wonderful opportunity to eat with all of your senses and to cultivate mindfulness as part of a daily activity. Not every meal needs to be eaten in complete silence, even just taking a moment at the beginning of a meal or during a bite can help bring attention and appreciation to the meal and the moment. Eating mindfully also helps with digestion, and helps you stop eating when you are full rather than over-eating.

The idea is simple: get a group of people together for an intentional lunch. Maybe start with one or two minutes of silent eating, or try having the whole lunch in silence.

Here are a few more resources to get you started: