Sunday, May 8, 2016

Awake! Meditation is paying attention (video)

Theravada Buddhist monk on alms and pigeon, Bangkok (Anupong_Sonprom/flickr)
The science of happiness: The ideogram for mindfulness (nonjudging awareness) means "presence of heart [mind]."

Jon Kabat-Zinn discusses what mindfulness and meditation are really about: presence of heart. This is part of a talk sponsored by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center.

But what does "mindfulness" mean?
Clinical mindfulness expert Jon Kabat-Zinn gives an operational definition of "mindfulness" [in Buddhist practice]. This is an excerpt from "Becoming Conscious: The Science of Mindfulness" featuring Steve Paulson, Richard Davidson, Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Amishi Jha at the New York Academy of Sciences.

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