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Jon Kabat-Zinn talks about getting started with meditation

In a recent Time article, mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn is interviewed about the basics of meditation, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and the health studies supporting its use.  

Kabat-Zinn discusses the very basis of mindulness, even defining it—"Mindfulness involves living your life as if it really mattered. And it does matter. In more ways than you think, and in more ways than you can think."

The article discusses health studies as well:

Dozens of studies have since shown the benefits of what he termed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in treating cardiovascular disease, depression, addictions, chronic pain and many other conditions.

To read the entire article by neuroscience journalist Maia Szalavitz, click here.

To read an excerpt from Jon Kabat-Zinn's new book, Meditation for Beginners, click here. For more about Jon Kabat-Zinn himself, read Barry Boyce's interview with him—"Toward a Mindful Society." To see a video of Kabat-Zinn speaking at the groundbreaking Creating a Mindful Society conference, register here (it's free). 

01/18/12