Thursday, 8 September 2011

Creating a Mindful Society

I know this is a U.S. based event but as almost as many Americans visit this site as do those from the UK I thought that I'd post this for all our readers on the other side of the pond.

Creating a Mindful Society, September 30–October 1, 2011

Jon Kabat-Zinn/Saki Santorelli "Creating a Mindful Society Conference" from Omega Institute on Vimeo.


Whether your interest is applying mindfulness at home, in your work, for better health, or simply to make your life more joyful and awake, you will benefit from this ground breaking conference on changing lives and creating a mindful society.

From the opening keynote talk by mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) founder Jon Kabat-Zinn to the closing Mindfulness Town Hall, you will practice, experience, and learn about the transformative power of mindfulness and the emerging mindfulness community, all in a warm, contemplative atmosphere.

In this lively program of talks, dialogue, practice, and breakout sessions, you will:

Learn from leading experts in the mindfulness field, featuring keynote presentations by MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindful leadership expert Janice Marturano, U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, and renowned neuroscientist Richard J. Davidson.

Discover the benefits of mindfulness for your own life—and the science that proves how it works.

Go deeper into your area of interest at a breakout session of your choice.

Share your experience and insight with fellow practitioners across many fields, and benefit from theirs.

Learn about the exciting work now happening to change lives and create a mindful society.

Explore the future of the emerging mindfulness movement at the Mindfulness Town Hall.

Connect and network with others in the mindfulness community in a relaxed, contemplative atmosphere.

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD "Orthogonal Renaissance" from Omega Institute on Vimeo.


Creating a Mindful Society will be held at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, on beautiful Central Park West in New York City.

This landmark gathering of the mindfulness community is a partnership of the Centre for Mindfulness, the Omega Institute, and Mindful: Living with Awareness and Compassion.

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