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Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
« on: February 03, 2011, 12:32:59 PM »
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ivana

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Re: Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 04:26:38 PM »
I like it, he speaks very clear to me.

Jhana4

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Re: Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 04:38:54 PM »
When I was younger, I was like a lot of Americans.  I was threatened by anything connected to a religion that was not my own.   A college class taught by professors studying the physiological effects of meditation and Zinn's book "Full Catastrophe Living"  got me into meditation.

I would love to recommend such a book to non-meditator friends who ask me about meditation, but it is needlessly verbose and large.

I like Zinn.  He has positive aspects to his style of communication, but he lacks discipline in organizing and presenting his thoughts.

Morning Dew

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Re: Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 10:00:38 PM »
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He has positive aspects to his style of communication, but he lacks discipline in organizing and presenting his thoughts.

Agreed. He seems to be a bit all over the place, seems a bit stressed kind of  :) this is exactly how I talk to people when explaining something I believe or feel to be very important  ;D  I too go all over the place.

Other than that he sure said some good things especially "Meditation! Its not what you think" LoL

Che
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 10:38:50 PM by Che Guebuddha »

ivana

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Re: Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 10:34:29 PM »
Hi Sangha
I am just reading his Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness. I remember when I came from Mauritius where I did scuba diving. I showed underwater pictures to people who did not do  scuba diving and I was surprised that they were not interested about it. I think who does scuba diving knows about I am talking. Freedom of moving in space, hearing only your breathing, your body with touch of warm water and around a lot of colourful fish.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coming-Our-Senses-Ourselves-Mindfulness/dp/0786886544

I reserved in library his other two books, I hope I will have enough time to read them.
Full catastrophe living : how to cope with stress, pain and illness using mindfulness meditation
Wherever you go, there you are

Take care
Ivana
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 10:39:39 PM by Ivana »

NickAWilson

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Re: Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2011, 10:02:51 AM »
I really enjoyed that. Thanks for posting.

Agree with others he's a bit scattered. But what a nice chap, and what a useful talk!

 

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