Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn is professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and introduced the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course in 1979. He is the author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are.

Kabat-Zinn was recently a keynote speaker ("The Transformative Power of Mindfulness in America and the World") at the Creating a Mindful Society conference held September 30–October 1, 2011 in New York City. To register (free) to see the various conference sessions, please visit

To read some articles by and about Jon Kabat-Zinn on, click on the following links:

Meeting Pain with Awareness - Does awareness suffer? Does it feel pain or sadness? Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living teaches us how to discover a mind of freedom and awareness even in the midst of stress and suffering.

The man who prescribes the medicine of the moment - Barry Boyce profiles Jon Kabat-Zinn, who has brought the benefits of meditation practice to tens of thousands of  people.

Toward a Mindful Society- Barry Boyce interviews Jon Kabat-Zinn, keynote speaker at Fall 2011's Creating a Mindful Society conference in New York City.

Watch video of Kabat-Zinn talking about the 2011 "Creating a Mindful Society" conference here.