"Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment..."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn
For most of us, when this happens, it's unexpected, maybe while walking on a mountain trail on a crisp autumn day, or being so focused in work or play that you are not thinking about past or future, or connecting with someone in a way that makes it seem like time is standing still. This state of being alive and whole in the present moment is available to all of us, but it typically eludes us, especially in times of difficulty and external pressures.
The programs and materials available through this site are designed to help you experience mindfulness more consistently in life, work and relationship. The live MBSR course is the best way to learn to integrate mindfulness in your life, but there is also a free Online MBSR course which includes the same guided meditations that are used in the live course. In addition to the guided meditations, the eight week MBSR curriculum, freely provided on this site, contains many resources including practice guides as well as video clips, articles and book excerpts by well-known figures in mindfulness such as Jon Kabat-Zinn, Sylvia Boorstein, Pema Chodron and Tara Brach. Also, the online course contains a very good Introduction to Mindfulness.
In addition to the resources available through the course curriculum, the Resources page provides information about scientific research documenting the effects of mindfulness meditation, local meditation groups and retreat centers.
The next live class will begin in September. See MBSR Course for more information.
I hope you enjoy your exploration of this site and its resources... - Dave Potter