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Rediscovering Mindfulness Meditation

DailyBeast-MindfulnessMeditationIllustration-BLThe Daily Beast recently posted an insightful article on how mindfulness meditation is being rediscovered and features the work of one of our favorite teachers, Jon Kabat-Zinn.  Click here to read the full article.

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Titles by Jon Kabat-Zinn on BetterListen!

Our Mindfulness Article On Elephant Journal!

elephant journal image“Meditation is simply about being yourself and knowing about who that is. It is about coming to realize that you are on a path whether you like it or not, namely the path that is your life.” ~ Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Check it out on Elephant Journal.


Wisdom 2.0 Conference Recap

Generation Wired…and Wise?

by Matthew Gilbert

Wisdom and technology had their friendly faceoff at the second annual Wisdom 2.0 conference as some of Silicon Valley’s finest mixed comfortably with a trio of mindfulness masters and an audience of new media pioneers. And if those in the sold-out crowd (or among the 130,000 who watched the streamed version) had any question of what they were in for, Zynga co-founder Eric Schiermeyer quickly reminded them: “In order to succeed in business, forget an MBA. Learn how to be mindful.”

The theme of mindfulness weaved its way throughout the conference, in no small part because of the presence of Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned scientist-author and founding director of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. His wry and sometimes solemn mien gave the event some necessary gravitas, assisted by Zen Abbot Joan Halifax (who attended the 2010 conference) and popular Buddhist meditation teacher Jack Kornfield. The juxtaposition of their collective wisdom against the relatively nascent spiritual impulses of the other speakers provided some helpful perspective – not to take anything away from anyone on stage or in attendance. Everyone seemed passionately immersed in their own journey of exploring how to wisely co-exist with an explosion of technological tools that are re-defining what it means to be connected – and, in some cases, to be human.

Great article about the groundbreaking Wisdom 2.0 conference.

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Lesson Eight from Jon Kabat-Zinn's "Letting Everything Become Your Teacher"

Cover-JKZ-LettingEverythingBeYourTeacher Today we share with you a lesson on "whole being" from Jon Kabat-Zinn's book:

100 Lessons in Mindfulness

LESSON 8: Whole Being

To cultivate the healing power of mindfulness requires much more than mechanically following a recipe or a set of instructions. No real process of learning is like that. It is only when the mind is open and receptive that learning and seeing and change can occur. In practicing mindfulness you will have to bring your whole being to the process. 


Jon Kabat-Zinn Bio and Links

Available on BetterListen! -- Jon Kabat-Zinn's The World of Relaxation

Available on Amazon -- Letting Everything Become Your Teacher