Episode 20 :: Stephen Schettini :: It Begins With Silence – The Art of Mindful Reflection

| April 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Stephen Schettini

Stephen Schettini joins us to speak about his book, It Begins With Silence – The Art of Mindful Reflection.

For many of us, the practice of mindfulness is not simply a practice, something we do. It’s the way we live, moment by moment… or at least we try to. And though mindfulness is itself not a religious practice, it is based on our shared humanity, it’s clearest and deepest roots are in the Buddhist tradition. The experience full immersion in the tradition can bring is tremendous, and today’s guest brings that perspective in addition to his exploration of mindfulness after monasticism.

Stephen Schettini is the founder and director of Quiet Mind Seminars. He’s led hundreds of meditation workshops in the Montreal area since 2003 through www.thequietmind.org, and has contributed columns regularly to local newspapers and to The Suburban, Quebec’s largest English-language weekly. He also freelanced for the Montreal Gazette. Stephen made a living in print communications and over the next 20 years authored, co-authored, illustrated, and designed dozens of books on information technology and health science.


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Ted Meissner is the host of the podcast Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science. He has been a meditator since the early 90’s, has been interviewed for Books and Ideas, Mindful Lives, and The Whole Leader podcasts, spoken about mindfulness with various groups including Harvard Humanist Hub, and has written for Elephant Journal and The International Journal of Whole Person Care. He is the Executive Director of the Secular Buddhist Association, host of the SBA’s official podcast The Secular Buddhist, and is on the Advisory Board for the Spiritual Naturalist Society. Ted’s background is in the Zen and Theravada traditions, he is a regular speaker on interfaith panel discussions, and is interested in examining the evolution of contemplative practice in contemporary culture. Ted teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care & Society, where he is the Manager of Online Programming and Community Development.

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