Saturday, August 31, 2013


"Patience Equals Wisdom"
Jon-Kabot Zinn

I came across this quote last week by Jon Cabot-Zinn,  whose research and writings have been influential to mindful meditation.

Zinn showed that mindfulness and non-judging awareness and acceptance have actually been useful in patients dealing with cancer.

The following article from Wikipedia outlines some of his achievements: 
"In 1993, Kabat-Zinn’s work in the Stress Reduction Clinic was featured in Bill Moyers's PBS special Healing and the Mind and in the book by Moyers of the same title. Kabat-Zinn and his colleagues published a research paper on the effect of the mind on the rate of skin clearing in patients with psoriasis undergoing ultraviolet light therapy.[6]
Kabat-Zinn conducts annual mindfulness retreats for business leaders and conducts training for health professionals in MBSR.
Kabat-Zinn has written Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (Delta, 1991), and Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life (Hyperion, 1994). He co-authored with Myla Kabat-Zinn Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting, (Hyperion, 1997). Other books include Coming to Our Senses (Hyperion, 2005), The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, co-authored with J. Mark G. Williams, John D. Teasdale and Zindel V. Segal (Guilford, 2007), and The Mind's Own Physician: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama on the Healing Power of Meditation, co-authored with Richard Davidson (New Harbinger, 2012) (based on the 13th Mind and Life Institute Dialogue in 2005).
He is a board member of the Mind and Life Institute, a group that organizes dialogues between the Dalai Lama and Western scientists."[7]

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