Resources for BCAN

These resources are for the 2022 BCAN summit meeting attendees to provide information that was offered in a concise and convenient place for future reference. Most of the major ideas from the presentation on Mindfulness In Healing are right in this article with links and referrals to other documents and teachings. These are provided as […]

Meditation Changes Your Brain

Harvard neuroscientist, Sara Lazar, reveals how meditation changes your brain. In a report by the Washington Post, Brigid Schulte interviewed Sara Lazar and asked her a bunch of questions. The first question was, “Why did you start looking at meditation and mindfulness and the brain?” Sara replied the she tried yoga because of a running […]

Awareness of Breathing Guided Meditation

I am proud to present these words of wisdom from Elana Rosenbaum. Elana is a long-time teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) along with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She is also one of my fellow authors of I am With You – Love Letters to Cancer Patients. Her essay, “Coping with Cancer” occurs on page 53, and […]

Coming to Our Senses

This talk on Coming to Our Senses by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn was presented at the University of California Medical Center, San Diego, California in 2004 or 2005. Jon Kabat-Zinn needs no introduction to readers of Meditation Practices. As the founder of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts in 1979, he has […]

7 Principles of Mindfulness in Healing

The 7 principles of Mindfulness in Healing are pervasive throughout the book, Stop Cancer in its Tracks: Your Path to Mindfulness in Healing Yourself, if only implicitly. They have been part of my life since I began studying and practicing meditation and learning about natural healing. They probably date back to the time before my […]

Mindfulness Is In The Mainstream

On Monday, February 3, 2014, Time Magazine published and article titled, The Mindful Revolution – The Science of Finding Focus in a Stessed-out, Multitasking Culture. The article is another one that proves that mindfulness is in the mainstream and on people’s hearts and minds. The article, by Kate Pickert, begins with The raisins sitting in my […]

Transformation Of Our Minds

The Dalai Lama gave an interview with Tricycle magazine in the fall of 2001 called Ethics for a Secular Millennium. I received these words of wisdom as part of the Tricycle Daily Dharma for August 19, 2013. His Holiness tells us that we need to proceed on the spiritual path of transformation of our minds […]

Moment To Moment Non-Judgmental Awareness

In this video, Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn explains why the cultivation of moment to moment non-judgmental awareness can be a powerful antidote to worry, fear or depression. This is his definition of mindfulness. It is cultivated by paying attention as if you life depended upon it. He says that “We have to remember that we are only alive […]

“Mindfulness Is A Way Of Living Your Life”

“Mindfulness is a way of living your life as if it really matters and that involves being in the present moment with open hearted presence and kindness towards yourself” says Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in the video on this page. Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program at the University of […]

Mindfulness In Health Care

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is now in the process of having top level discussions with political leaders in the UK about mindfulness in health care. Dr. Kabat-Zinn is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts in 1979. The article in The Guardian dated April 7, 2013 by Madeleine Bunting states, …Kabat-Zinn has a […]