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Mindfulness Meditation Speech

Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivating the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind

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Mindfulness Meditation is about learning to experience life fully as it unfolds - moment by moment. One popular misconception about meditation is that it is a way to make your mind blank so you can escape from what you are feeling. However, author Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn wants you to understand that meditation is an invitation to wake up, experience the fullness of your life, and transform your relationship with your problems, your fears, and any pain and stress in your life so that they don't wind up controlling you and eroding the quality of your life and your creativity. It is not about running away, or manipulating mental states.

Through the practice of mindfulness, you can learn to develop greater calmness, clarity and insight in facing and embracing all your life experiences, even life's trials, and turning them into occasions for learning, growing and deepening your own strength and wisdom.

In this program, internationally-known meditation teacher Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn shows you how to:

  • Access your own deep inner resources for learning, growing, and healing
  • Enrich your experience of everyday living by being fully present in the moment
  • Reduce stress by responding creatively rather than reacting mindlessly
  • Bring greater clarity and understanding to everything you do
  • Function more effectively within your apparent limitations and problems by cultivating your fundamental strengths
  • Reestablish contact with your physical body to heighten and expand experiences of pleasure and vitality
  • Reduce or overcome addictive or self-destructive behavior patterns
  • Develop a strong daily meditation practice

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©1995 Jon Kabat-Zinn (P)1995 Nightingale Conant

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    "First stop in learning mindfulness"

    Very well done...relaxing way to learn the basics. Not fuzzy or unclear. Want to try mindfulness? No better teacher or start.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Lance C. Lape Illinois 10-12-15
    Lance C. Lape Illinois 10-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    Having completed several mindfulness audio books already I highly recommend this one be the first one to put on your list. This book establishes a solid foundation in a very practical manner. Well blended and presented it kept me engaged.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    PBizzle 05-09-15
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    "Perhaps his best work"

    Jon Kabat Zinn returns with another look at mindfulness. This outpouring contains all his best anecdotes, perspectives, and musings on meditation, gathered from his journey of however many years teaching and practicing. Along the way we're treated to several guided sessions that remind us that each breath, each moment is a new beginning.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    K Douglass 03-10-15
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    "If you need a change, here it is."

    wake up to your life. it's right here. right now. Thank you John Kabbat-Zinn. I can only say that I wish I would have found you years ago...

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie Milam Weston 04-17-15
    Debbie Milam Weston 04-17-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Breathtaking"

    So love his work. The practice of mindfulness is ever expanding and allows a deeper relationship with God ourselves and others.

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    "Insightful Mindfulness Teaching"

    I enjoyed this audiobook. It confirmed things that I had already learned as well as elaborated on several of them. One example is that one must stay in the moment. Let go of your thoughts to magnify your presence in the moment. Meditation practice helps you to have 100% of yourself present when making critically important decisions. At every moment in your life you're more present for it.

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    Boon-Siang 09-05-15
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    "Almost to the point of whispering."

    Didn't like the recital of poems. Not easy listening when the poems are profound and somewhat mystical.

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    "Best of all I've tried in past 40 years!"

    Helps me cleanse myself of stress and is great for managing C.O.P.D. ... Thank you so much!

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    "Very slow, narration is terrible"

    I bought the audiobook, based on the positive reviews, but was very disappointed. The voice of the narrator is quite boring and slow.

    I bought the calm app, and thought this book would deeper my mindfulness practice. The truth for me is this is very basic mindfulness concepts.

    Another negative point are the exercises suggested in the Audi book, because is difficult to practice them without visual help.

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    "Change your life in two weeks or less"

    I have noticed a huge difference in how I react to life's stressors. I will continue to listen to the meditations and I love the poetry chosen and read in this beautiful book. I loved hearing the text so much I think I might have to buy the paper copy too! Thank you

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    "Really powerful and well articulated book"

    I wasn't keen on the speed of narration at the beginning but when the pace smoothed out, I could focus on the message.
    I am part of a mindfulness group and this brilliantly complemented the teachings. it is easily accessible to all and overall great.

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    "A re-definition of the concept of meditation"

    These reflections and opportunities for practice are well worth a listen, whether familiar with or new to mindfulness. I particularly enjoyed the references to literature, poetry, philosophy and art throughout the discussion, which provided vivid and memorable examples. I will definitely return to these recordings again and again.

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    "Its keeper!"

    I have bookmarked the meditations in this book, That's very rare for me 😊. I have found a new go to book.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    "What a wonderful human being"

    Would be great to have the guided meditations bookmarked as chapters, though it's easy enough to book mark them for future reference.

    Defiantly a book I will listen to more than once.

    This practice is life changing. This book is a wonderful, Jon Kabat-Zin is an incredibly warm and gentle guide full of wisdom and includes some beautiful poetry to illustrate the learning.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    "Mindfulness meditation is very good for the soul"

    The author/narrator really makes you feel the benefits of mindful meditation in many different situations

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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