Opening to Our Lives: Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Science of Mindfulness

Scientist and author Jon Kabat-Zinn has changed medicine through his work on meditation and stress. We explore what he has learned, through science and experience, about mindfulness as a way of life; about slowing down time, as he says, and “opening to our lives.” This is wisdom with immediate relevance to the ordinary and extreme stresses of our time — from economic peril, to parenting, to life in a digital age.

Jon Kabat-Zinn: Coming to Our Senses

Renowned mindfulness meditation teacher and best-selling author Jon Kabat-Zinn speaks at UCSD Medical Center on the topic of “Coming to Our Senses”, which is also the name of his new book, subtitled “Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness”. A pioneer in the application of ancient Buddhist practices to healing in modern medical settings, Kabat-Zinn… Continue Reading →

What meditation really is

Jon Kabat-Zinn, a pioneer of scientific research on meditation, defines meditation as “living life as if it really mattered”. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Beyond Meds STORE

If you’d like to regularly support Beyond Meds in a small but simple way, you can  Enter Amazon via a link from this blog and do the shopping you’d be doing anyway. that will simply support this site and you can do your regular shopping…no need to buy anything I suggest.   *** Use this code at… Continue Reading →

Spirituality related posts

Spirituality related posts Click here for every post on the blog that is tagged “spirituality.” It’s a complete list. And here is a list specific to mindfulness and meditation. The below is a list I started manually, which I realized was an impossible task as there is so much on the blog at this point…. Continue Reading →


Meditation is the only intentional, systematic human activity which at the bottom is about not trying to improve yourself or get anywhere else, but simply to realize where you already are. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Let life be your teacher

There can be no resolution leading to growth until the present situation has been faced completely and you have opened to it with mindfulness, allowing the roughness of the situation itself to sand down your own rough edges. In other words, you must be willing to let life itself become your teacher. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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