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Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications—even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so—since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices.
Join Author, MBSR teacher and Guiding Teacher of Insight Community of the Desert, Beth Ann Mulligan, to explore the ancient Buddhist wisdom at the heart of modern mindfulness. Readings, teachings, and practices from her new book; The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness will be offered, enabling you to deepen your historical and spiritual understanding of MBSR and nourish your practice.
There will be a book signing at the end.
Advance Praise for The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness:
Written with disarming candor and clarity, this book takes the
reader on an intimate journey through mindfulness-based stress
reduction (MBSR), the gold standard of mindfulness training.
The author seamlessly reveals both the compassionate heart of
MBSR and core teachings from Buddhist psychology that underlie
the program. If you want to understand mindfulness training
more deeply than ever, this wise and generous book should not
—Christopher Germer, PhD, author of The Mindful
Path to Self-Compassion, coeditor of Mindfulness and
Psychotherapy, and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard
—Kristin Neff, PhD, associate professor in the
department of educational psychology at The University
of Texas at Austin, and author of Self-Compassion
This book has the power to transform our individual and collective lives.”
—Shauna Shapiro, PhD, professor at Santa Clara
University, author, speaker, and mindfulness consultant
What a gem of a book! This is a must-read for all MBSR and
mindfulness-based intervention teachers, and anybody else
curious about how the Buddhist teachings are informing modern
—Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD, certified MBSR teacher,
adjunct faculty of the Center for Mindfulness at the
University of Massachusetts Medical School, director
of MBSR programs and senior teacher at InsightLA,
vipassana and mindful self-compassion (MSC)
teacher, and coauthor of A Clinician’s Guide to
“This beautifully structured, wise, and compassionate book takes
us behind the scenes of a mindfulness-based stress reduction
(MBSR) class for an insider’s view. Beth then offers in-depth
teachings from the Buddhist tradition that underlie MBSR. Most
importantly, Beth’s years of personal meditation practice and
teaching shine through; the writing is infused with both theory
and a deep experiential knowing. It is sure to be a seminal work
for students and teachers of mindfulness alike.”
—Diana Winston, director of mindfulness education
at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center,
and coauthor of Fully Present
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