What is a Mindfulness Break?

If you have every worked for an employer, you probably had a lunch break. If you are a coffee drinker, you are accustomed to taking a coffee break. And if you are still addicted to smoking, you probably take a cigarette break once in a while at work. So, what if you could take a […]

9 Attitudes for Mindfulness in Daily Life

The following 9 attitudes for mindfulness in daily life are presented in a series of short videos by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Seven of  9 attitudes for mindfulness were presented in the original version of his book, Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness. In […]

Mindfulness in Daily Life

These words of wisdom for Zen Master Eihei Dogen teach us about mindfulness in daily life. This is actually quite a universal teaching these days by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Phillip Moffitt, and many others. The idea is to take your mindfulness into your life in order to enrich your everyday experience. […]

Stress Reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn

This is an old series of talks by on stress reduction with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. It is as true today as it was in 1999, when these were recorded. He speaks about the kinds of things that cause stress and how to […]

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has helped tens of thousands of people since its inception in the late ’70s and early ’80s. MBSR was pioneered by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Now it has spread all over the world and the results have been remarkable. This video shows us that […]

Jon Kabat-Zinn On Mindfulness In Healing

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn spoke last year (in 2011) at Dartmouth College. The topic of his speech is “The Healing Power of Mindfulness.” Some of the ways we use our minds includes worry about things that haven’t happened yet and planning what will happen next. He said, “In this moment, your life is just like this!” Recent […]

Studies of Meditation Practices

Kelly McGonigal is one of the most brilliant young neruoscientists of our day. Her work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University is drawing huge numbers of people to look at her studies of meditation practices. Her life-long headaches led her into yoga and meditation and now she […]

What is Your Why?

This quote from Jon Kabat-Zinn teaches us to answer the question, “What is your why?” It is from his very popular book, Wherever You Go, There You Are. There is really no escape from yourself, so why bother trying? You can go to the beach to enjoy the sun and the sea to try to […]

How to Develop Motivation

These words of wisdom from Tricycle.com by Thupten Jinpa show us how to develop motivation. We will see more on this theme tomorrow from Jon Kabat-Zinn. Thupten Jinpa is best known as the Dalai Lama‘s long-time translator and close friend. At one time, he was also a monk. This man was also partly responsible for […]

Mindfulness Meditation is Now Mainstream

Mindfulness meditation is now mainstream. What began as a small movement in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s has reached a global community. YouTube has many videos from many people including Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Jack Kornfield, and many more including The Honest Guys. Here is what they had to say about […]