Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn, best-selling author of Full Catastrophe Living; Wherever You Go, There You Are; and Coming to Our Senses, is the founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Professor of medicine emeritus at...

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) emphasizes that the ultimate meditation practice is life itself and how we are in relationship to it moment by moment.

In this 5-day retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn—internationally known for his...

Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Thervadan monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation,...

Researchers have now published a sizeable number of reviews of studies that show a link between emotional states and genes. They have examined the correlations between emotional disturbances—such as schizophrenia, depression, panic, and post-...

In a society where doingness is more encouraged and awarded than beingness, it can be challenging to grasp that in “inaction” there is a great deal of “action” taking place. The slogan of the restless mind is: “Don’t just sit there; do...

About three decades ago I spent a year as a Buddhist monk in Thailand. It was a very austere life, dedicated to meditation and simplicity. One of the trainings I practiced was to only take one meal a day from the food collected...

Omega: Why is mindfulness so important for our times?

Sister D: When I was in my second year of medical school, I had to make the decision whether to do a four-year program or a five-year program. I was...

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