Serie de Vídeos de la Conferencia “Creating a Mindful Society” celebrada en Nueva York a principios de octubre de 2011 en el que intervinieron Jon kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli y Richard Davidson, entre otros.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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