Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mindfulness for Beginners - Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn's voice is calm, quiet, and gentle. It fits his discussion of meditation and acceptance though, to be honest, at times it is so calm that listeners may miss key points, or some of the dry jokes he drops subtly into the lecture on the first CD. However, his calm fits the second CD perfectly. On that one his voice allows listeners to relax mind and body and simply follow the guidelines he explains during the five guided meditation exercises. His tone and slow pace allow trust to build with each breath and are evidence of his success in his own stress reduction.

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  1. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Jon Kabat-Zinn interprets some of the core Eastern Buddhist teachings I have studied into a western (pshycological) way. He also expounds on them in his own way which just beautifully adds to my understanding of the Dharma.