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Jon Kabat-Zinn – The Deeper Dimensions of Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn – The Deeper Dimensions of Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus, mindfulness teacher, bestselling author and founder of the groundbreaking Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. He is the founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Jon has received numerous awards for his work on MBSR such as the Interface Foundation Career Achievement Award and the New York Open Center’s 10th Year Anniversary Achievement in Medicine and Health Award in 1994; the Art, Science and Soul of Healing Award from the Institute of Health and Healing, California Pacific Medical Center in 1998; the 2nd Trailblazer Award for pioneering work in the field of integrative medicine by the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in 2001; the Distinguished Friend Award from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in 2005; and, an Inaugural Pioneer in Integrative Medicine Award from the Bravewell Philanthropic Collaborative for Integrative Medicine in 2007. Jon has been a pioneer in making mindfulness mainstream.

In this final interview of the mindfulness summit, Jon touches in on the deeper dimensions of mindfulness practice and the ‘self realisation’ that unfolds as a result of the practice. He clears up some common misconceptions about mindfulness and invites us to know for ourselves the sacredness that is inherent in this present moment (If we’ll only wake up to it).

He also answers the question “Is there a right way to practice” or a “right tradition” and gives wise advice on dealing with one of the biggest challenges in awakening.

Listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn here

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Listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn Livestream Meditation and chat here

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Listen to Jon Kabat-Zinn Second Guided Meditation

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Here is a link to all of Jon’s books

You can find out more about the Center For Mindfulness here

A link to Eckhart Tolle’s Book ‘The Power of Now’

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489 Responses

  1. Heather Fawcett

    With Love and thanks for continually reminded us how we are one world. We are all sharing the difficult times as we shared a joyous October. Kindness and hugs to you all. Xx

  2. Amy Harned

    Melli- I, like many others who participated in the summit feel as if you are a friend to me now after seeing and hearing you every day. I am so sorry your family is going through such a difficult time. It sounds like you are all supportive of one another, which is a beautiful thing. Matt is fortunate to have you by his side. Please know that people all over the world are thinking and caring about you and your family. Thank you for spreading the mindfulness. You are so sweet to have taken time to have written while in the midst of a storm. Warm regards.

  3. Tammy Blass

    Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Melli. Thank you for making such a difference in so many lives with this life changing summit. What a truly extraordinary person you are!

  4. rosanliz

    Sorry to hear about the difficult times you and your family are going through. Life can be challenging at times but fortunately with the practice of mindfulness we can find inspiration in those moments. You have helped so many us in the discovery of this wonderful practice and I’m sure you can feel all the positive energy that is being sent to you. Thank you so much for this amazing summit.

  5. Diedrik De

    Thank you very much Jon, for sharing this moments with us and (re)introducing and translating awareness, mindfulness, compassion and wisdom in our modern society.

    This Friday, I’ll talk with the director of the hospital where I work about a project for introducing a mindfulness initiation program for patients and caregivers. I feel some stress for that meeting and for the outcome of the project. Your pioneering work really inspires me, gives me courage and confidence.

    I wish you all the best,

    Diedrik De Mulder
    Psychiatrist
    Belgium

  6. Priscilla Beronneau

    I am unable to put in words just how thankful n grateful I am to Melli and her team and to all the people who contributed their time and effort to bring about this summit and lastly to Jon and the others who helped with the guided meditations. A big thank you!

  7. Elizabeth Brancato

    I’m so sorry for all that is happening in your lives right now. Your integrating mindfulness at this time is an inspiration because it shows how mindfulness can be part of everyday life, no matter what is happening. Thank you so much for sharing and for the summit. Best wishes for the coming new year.

  8. Johanne Cote-Lyne

    Dear Melli,

    My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Again thank you for a wonderful Summit. I am so proud to have been part of it and to continue with the Mindful Revolution. Big hug X

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