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Creating a Mindful Society: Conference Archives

Discover the Power of Mindfulness

speakersMindfulness is a simple yet profound practice that changes lives. If you’re committed to mindful living, eager to learn more about its growing influence across all facets of society, or only beginning to discover the transformative power of mindfulness, sign up now to begin Creating a Mindful Society.

This pioneering event in New York City featured keynote presentations by three outstanding leaders in the mindfulness field – Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richard J.Davidson and Janice Maturano. Also available on-line until 2nd November are a number of dialogue and practice sessions, including an introduction to the practices taught in the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programme by Saki Santorelli, current Director of the Centre for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. 

Available until 7 pm ET on November 2, 2011, the streaming on-demand edition of this historic conference explores all the proven, practical ways that mindfulness can transform our lives from the inside out—and help reshape society, from health, work, and family to education, leadership, and policy.

Go to live.soundstrue.com to register free and access the following on-demand content:

Welcome and meditation with Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA
Saki warmly welcomes us to the conference, inviting us to share in some silence before introducing the first keynote speaker, Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Keynote address by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
The Transformative Power of Mindfulness in America and the World
Jon Kabat-Zinn articulates the need for and the promise of bringing greater mindfulness and heartfulness into our society on every level—from the individual to the institutional, from the corporate to the governmental, from the national to the international. He offers a few simple steps to embody greater mindfulness in our own lives and accelerate the cultivation of greater mindfulness in our society. The talk includes a guided meditation.

Closing and meditation with Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA
Saki previews some of the upcoming talks in the conference before leading us in a brief silent meditation.

Welcome and meditation with Michael Craft
Michael leads us in a mindfulness practice session.

Keynote address by Richard Davidson, PhD
Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind
This talk by one of America’s leading neuroscientists explores the emerging field of contemplative neuroscience. Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, showcases recent findings that illustrate how training the mind can change the brain in ways that promote mental and physical well-being.

Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA
The Healing Power of Mindfulness
Experience firsthand a range of mindfulness practices used in the mindfulness-based stress reduction training program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Keynote address by Janice Marturano
Finding the Space to Lead
The complexities of the global economy and the speed with which our environment is changing requires all of us—leaders and potential leaders—to use our minds’ full capabilities. Right in the midst of speed and complexity, we can cultivate our innate ability to pause and be present, developing greater focus and clarity, and the mental space for creativity and compassion to arise.

Short meditation with Michael Craft
Prior to the lunch break during the live conference, Michael shares a one-minute mindfulness meditation.

Welcome and meditation with Melvin McLeod
Melvin previews upcoming talks in the conference, then leads us in a foundational mindfulness practice.

Field Report with Rhonda Magee, JD
Beyond Stress Reduction
An exploration of how mindful lawyers are changing the world—and how we all can make a difference.

Field Report with Kristi Nelson
Mind Over Money: Making Money Matter
Learn how the core principles inherent to mindfulness offer us critical opportunities to redirect our personal—and ultimately our collective—economies.

Field Report with Ali Smith, Atman Smith, and Andres Gonzalez
Mindfulness, Mentoring, and Youth
The founders of Baltimore’s acclaimed Holistic Life Foundation discuss how mindfulness and yoga practices for youth in high-risk environments has helped them become more centered, deal with peer pressure, and manage strong emotions.

Field Report with Elizabeth Stanley, PhD, Captain (Retired)
Bringing Mindfulness to the Military to Enhance Performance and Build Resilience
Elizabeth Stanley shares some of her experiences in developing mindfulness-based mind fitness training and teaching it to troops before their deployment to combat.

Field Report with Jenny Lykken
Wired in the Moment: Mindfulness and Mental Focus in the Tech Sector
A discussion of why and how tech workers design and develop mindfulness-based programs, including successful solutions and important challenges in the delivery of mindfulness-based programs in the workplace.

Keynote address by Congressman Tim Ryan
A Mindful Nation
Our nation faces daunting challenges—in education, health care, defense, the environment, and the economy. Everywhere we turn, we face the need to let go of old ways of doing things and enter uncharted territory. Given the scientific evidence of the benefits of various mindfulness and awareness practices, it would be irresponsible for us not to explore whether they can help us find the resilience we need to face our challenges with the can-do spirit for which Americans are famous.

Mindfulness Town Hall
Tami Simon hosts the Mindfulness Town Hall where Jon Kabat-Zinn, Richard J. Davidson, Janice Marturano, and US Congressman Tim Ryan discuss the following questions with the audience:

  1. How do we engage the broader public in a conversation about the benefits of mindfulness practice? Could millions someday make mindfulness practice a normal part of their lives, and if so, how might that happen?
  2. How can we develop, demonstrate, and gain acceptance for specific applications of mindfulness in different aspects of society and the workplace?
  3. How do we help create a mindful society, in terms of both civil society and public policy?
  4. What is the future of the mindfulness community? Where do we go from here?

Go to live.soundstrue.com to register FREE.  This on-line opportunity has been extended until 31st January 2012, so don’t miss out!