Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. 927

Author, 'Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment -- and Your Life'

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and mindfulness meditation teacher. As a founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction, he is a pioneer in bringing mindfulness practices into the mainstream of medicine, health care, and society. He is professor of medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he was founding executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and the world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic. Kabat-Zinn also serves on the board of the Mind and Life Institute, a group that organizes dialogues between the Dalai Lama and Western scientists and scholars to promote deeper understanding into the nature of the mind, emotions, and reality. He was featured in the public television series Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers. Kabat-Zinn is the author of Wherever You Go, There You Are (Hyperion, 1995) and other bestselling books and audio programs. He lives in Lexington, MA. For more information, see

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