Jon Kabat-Zinn: Falling Awake

Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of the most renowned teachers of mindfulness in the world.

His research and service to the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program have spread all over the world. MBSR has even been adopted to other clinical environments as Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

He spoke to physicians at the University of California at San Diego about falling awake, and there were other people in audience.

He states somewhere in the middle of the talk that mindfulness is really about coming to our senses!

It is paying attention to our senses in the present moment without judgement.

What impressed me most about this video was Jon Kabat-Zinn’s humility.

How would you LIKE to come to your senses?

Note: This video first appeared on Best Meditation Videos on September 15, 2012.

This CD and book by Jon Kabat-Zinn are highly recommended. The book teaches you about the MBSR process and is a very good read.

Books by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Jon Kabat-Zinn

The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years

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