Mindfulness introduction and general


Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn | Talks at Google.

A longer video but worth watching. Dr Jon Kabat Zinn is the originator of mindfulness in the west.

The Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger | Shauna Shapiro

A powerful gentle talk by someone who has really been there done that.

Patrizia Collard: What is mindfulness?

A short helpful introductory video. Brief definition of mindfulness and its therapeutic uses in coaching and psychotherapy. Finally, it offers a 3-minute meditation practice.

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness’ by Jon Kabat Zinn

  • 1-Beginner’s Mind (Reality is fresh).

  • 2-Non-judging.

  • 3-Acceptance (Active staying with experience and acting from there. It’s not resignation nor condoning).

  • 4-Letting go (Opposite of clinging & grasping, letting be, non-attachment).

  • 5-Trust.

  • 6-Patience (Anxious to get to the next moment, therefore missing the present moment).

  • 7-Non-striving (Non-doing. Doesn’t mean you don’t get things done. Simply being with the unfoldment of reality without any specific agenda).

  • 8-Gratitude.

  • 9-Generosity .



‘The Mindfulness Revolution‘ Podcast by Sounds True. Tami Simon speaks with Jon about the role of science in validating mindfulness practice, the 180-degree shift that lets us rest in awareness instead of identifying with our thoughts, and the potential renaissance in the world that may arise from a “mindfulness revolution.” (73 minutes)



Rumi and Presence in the now. The principle of mindfulness; gentle attention to our moment by moment experience without judgment; is shared in all genuine wisdom tradition. Here you can read a glimpse of Rumi’s wisdom on time and presence.


‘The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace‘ by Patrizia Collard. A quick, easy and accessible book to get started with mindfulness. Also in Kindle eBook.

‘Get started with Mindfulness‘. A handy little magazine with a collection of articles, stories, and practices of mindfulness, covered from various angles. You might be able to get it in the ezine.

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