Meditation begins at 7 PM at the Friends Meeting House at Sheridan and 19th.
As part of our discussion, we will hear a talk by Jon Katat-Zinn, professor emeritus of medicine and the creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Kabat-Zinn was a student of ZenBuddhist teachers including Philip Kapleau, Thich Nhat Hanh and Seung Sahn and a founding member of Cambridge Zen Center. His practice of yoga and studies with Buddhist teachers led him to integrate their teachings with scientific findings. He teaches mindfulness, which he says can help people cope with stress, anxiety, pain, and illness. The stress reduction program created by Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), is offered by medical centers, hospitals, and health maintenance organizations.
The recorded talk: Mindfulness: Nine Attitudes is found here.
We hope you can join us. If you have questions, please email us here.