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.
Short little video: http://vimeo.com/15168048 More Jon Kabat-Zinn on this blog.
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 →
Simple rules to live by. I’ve featured Jon Kabat-Zinn on this site before. There is a great google video with him giving a brilliant lecture here. (video is at bottom of that post) From US News and World Report: 1. Consider what’s right with you. “Until you stop breathing, there’s more right with you than… Continue Reading →
Simple rules to live by. I’ve featured Jon Kabat-Zinn on this site before. There is a great google video with him giving a brilliant lecture here. The video is at the bottom of the post and well worth watching. From US News and World Report: 1. Consider what’s right with you. “Until you stop breathing,… Continue Reading →
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]
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]
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]
Take note that Ellen Langer is very clear about the fact that sitting meditation is not the only way to become mindful. I love how she doesn’t attach any particular belief system or set of practices with becoming mindful. There are many ways to pay attention as I’ve tried to make clear many times on this blog but since I do have my particular ways that I talk about frequently that may sometimes overshadow a larger message some of the time. We can all find a way that makes sense to us. Individually. … [click on title for the rest of the post]