A continuing legacy of mindfulness programs like MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, or MBI’s, is a common misunderstanding about what they are — and what they aren’t. History Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, was a molecular biologist working at the University of Massachusetts in the late `70’s. He had a long standing meditation practice, and found tremendous…

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Today you can find mindfulness just about everywhere, from classrooms to corporations, PBS specials and TIME magazine, and even in your grocery store checkout line. But that hasn’t always been the case, and mindfulness going mainstream has been a relatively new development. Much of that is due to the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, who created a detailed curriculum for learning, practice, and…

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Recently I was honored to be a guest on the podcast Action for Happiness about mindfulness and the work here at Present Moment. This was a truly wonderful experience, as Gui is an insightful and welcoming host, and his guest roster is filled with luminaries like Jon Kabat-Zinn, Matthieu Ricard, Julieta Galante, Dan Goleman, Chade-Meng…

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Amy Balentine When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, May 27th, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 Mountain, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll explore the Five Hindrances in meditation practice, guided by Amy Balentine Click here to join our free video conference group Sunday night. We all experience obstacles or difficulties in meditation, which can…

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When Practice Circle meets again this Sunday, May 13th, at 6 p.m. Pacific, 8 Central and 9 Eastern, we’ll explore one of the Attitudes of Mindfulness described by Jon Kabat-Zinn for the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. The attitude we’ll be discussing is that of Trust, and how it plays a role in contemplative practice.…

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Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, February 11th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to…

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Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 28th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to…

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Click Here at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, January 14th to Join the Live Session. During January and February, Practice Circle will be aligned with the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Online Live program offered by Ted Meissner and Amy Balentine. There may be people from that class joining Practice Circle as an additional opportunity to…

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This was a recent article from American Yoga School, and it echoed some premonitions I’ve had with the potential near future of mindfulness. So I did a Search and Replace of only three words: yoga = mindfulness poses = meditations asana = embodiment If you’re a mindfulness teacher, what would it be like for you…

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