Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979) and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995) (https://www.mindfulnesscds.com/pages/about-the-author).
Author, speaker, teacher; earned Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Institute; works as psychotherapist and a meditation teacher, blending these two traditions in training clinicians to integrate mindfulness strategies into their clinical work. (https://www.tarabrach.com/about/)
Trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India and Burma. He has taught meditation internationally since 1974 and is one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. (https://jackkornfield.com/bio/)
Author, teacher, leader of insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974; Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts; together with several other teachers and students of insight meditation, helped establish the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. (https://www.dharma.org/teacher/joseph-goldstein/)
Broadly focused on the neural bases of emotion and emotional style as well as methods to promote human flourishing, including meditation and related contemplative practices; the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he has been a faculty member since 1984. He is the founder of Healthy Minds Innovations, Inc. (https://centerhealthyminds.org/about/founder-richard-davidson)
The Dhamma Brothers (2008) Electronic Inmates serving long sentences at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer, Alabama, participate in a Vipassana meditation program.
Room to Breathe: Mindfulness in the Classroom (2012) Electronic Explores one promising solution that has been tested in several dozen public schools – a self-regulatory technique called mindfulness that increases kids’ focus and concentration, self-awareness and impulse control. The film presents a hopeful story of transformation, following a young mindfulness teacher, Megan Cowan, as she spends several months attempting to teach the technique to troubled kids in a San Francisco public middle school that tops the district in disciplinary suspensions.
Free the Mind (2016) Electronic Free the Mind profiles the pioneering work of renowned psychologist Richard Davidson, who, by studying the practices of Tibetan monks and others, found that it is possible to rewire the brain through meditation and mental training exercises.
Mindfulness: Be Happy Now (2015) Electronic Mindfulness: the art of simply being present. From Oprah to Phil Jackson to Anderson Cooper, it has been embraced by some of the world's most successful people. Featuring testimonies from Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sharon Stone, Oliver Stone, and more, this documentary shows you how to embrace mindfulness in your own life. Like mindfulness itself, the film is simple, direct, and effective.
Walk With Me (2017) Electronic takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose - to practice the art of mindfulness.
Mindfulness at Work: The Power of Presence (2018) Electronic While most of us believe multi-tasking increases our productivity, scientific studies reveal the opposite. Explore why mindfulness has proven to be a better path to emotional well-being and optimal work performance. Discover how to develop and implement the practice of mindfulness in your life.
The Mindfulness Movie Electronic A fun and educational journey showcasing the worldwide brain research proving the benefits of mindfulness and the public's increasing awareness and acceptance of the practice.
Mindfulness Electronic The ancient Buddhist meditation of mindfulness has become a popular tool in psychotherapy over the last decade. After introducing the audience to the history of mindfulness, Dr. Gehart creates experiences through breathing and eating meditations.