Creating A Mindful Society-Free to stream until November 1st

1 Comment October 10, 2011 / Posted in Mindful Business, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Running, Mindfulness


Great Opportunity to listen to excellent program on Mindfulness for free.

You can stream the video of this marvelous session on Creating A Mindful Society. It can be viewed for free for 30 days starting October 3rd.

Go to: and register (name and email) You can then return when you have time to listen at your convenience to the entire program.

Listed below are the speakers with information about them and then the topic of their presentation.

Welcome and meditation with Saki Santorelli

Keynote address by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
The Transformative Power of Mindfulness in America and the World

Jon Kabat-Zinn will articulate 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 will offer a few simple steps to embody greater mindfulness in our own lives and accelerate the cultivation of greater mindfulness in our society. The talk will include a guided meditation.

Closing and meditation with Saki Santorelli

Welcome and meditation with Michael Craft

Keynote address by Richard Davidson, PhD
Change Your Brain by Transforming Your Mind
This talk by one of America’s leading neuroscientists will explore the emerging field of contemplative neuroscience. Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, will showcase 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, first hand, a range of mindfulness practices used in the mindfulness-based stress reduction training program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, is director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center; executive director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; and associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Author of Heal Thy Self, Saki F. Santorelli has been active in the emerging fields of mind-body and integrative medicine for more than 20 years, including the development of many experiential, mindfulness-based professional education and development programs. He has more than 30,000 hours of clinical experience in mindfulness-based stress reduction and has trained thousands of people, including physicians, nurses, and teachers. For more than a decade, Santorelli also has taught a program for medical students that explores the role of the mindfulness in medicine and health care.

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.

Closing and meditation with Michael Craft

Welcome and meditation with Melvin McLeod

“Beyond Stress Reduction”?Rhonda Magee, JD
An exploration of how mindful lawyers are changing the world—and how we all can make a difference.
Rhonda Magee, JD, is professor of law at the San Francisco School of Law and a leading voice for bringing the practice of mindfulness into the legal profession. Magee’s scholarly work focuses on race law and policy, humanizing legal education, and the practice of law. Through her work, she aims to help law students and practitioners cope with pressure in order to be more successful and effective. Magee’s coursework shares a common theme of examining how law responds to the vulnerable in society. Rhonda Magee is author of numerous journal articles, including “Legal Education and the Formation of Professional Identity” and “Racial Suffering as Human Suffering: An Existentially Grounded Humanity Consciousness as a Guide to a 14th Amendment Reborn.”

“Mind Over Money: Making Money Matter”?Kristi Nelson
Learn how the core principles inherent to mindfulness offer us critical opportunities to redirect our personal—and ultimately our collective—economies.
Kristi Nelson has worked in nonprofit leadership and development for the past 25 years, helping to raise millions of dollars for organizations committed to progressive social and spiritual change. From 2002 to 2010, Nelson offered values-based fund-raising consulting to organizations such as the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Spirit in Action, Kripalu Yoga Center, and the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. She also was founding executive director of the Soul of Money Institute. Kristi Nelson is currently the director of resource development and community relations for the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society. She is currently writing a book about mindfulness and money.

“Mindfulness, Mentoring, and Youth”?Ali Smith & Atman Smith with Andres Gonzalez
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.
Brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith joined with their University of Maryland classmate Andres Gonzales to return to the inner-city streets of Baltimore and introduce yoga, mindfulness, and wholesome living to schoolchildren. In 2001, they founded the Holistic Life Foundation, which carries out its mission through after-school yoga programs, mentoring, a stress reduction and mindfulness curriculum, an environmental advocacy program, and more.

“Bringing Mindfulness to the Military to Enhance Performance and Build Resilience”?Elizabeth Stanley, PhD, Captain (Retired)
Elizabeth Stanley shares some of her experiences in developing mindfulness-based mind fitness training and teaching it to troops before their deployment to combat.
Elizabeth Stanley, PhD, Captain (Retired), is an associate professor of security studies at Georgetown University and founding president of the Mind Fitness Training Institute, which teaches mindfulness-based mind fitness training to organizations operating in high-stress environments. A retired ninth-generation Army officer from a military family, Stanley served as a military intelligence officer with the United States Army, leaving service with the rank of Captain. She has extensive experience with mind fitness techniques, including long-term intensive practice in the United States and Burma (Myanmar). She completed teacher training in mindfulness-based stress reduction and has co-taught with Jon Kabat-Zinn. She also has training in somatic-based techniques that help individuals re-regulate their autonomic nervous systems after stressful or traumatic experiences. She has served on the United States Army Science Board, the National Security Advisory Panel of the Sandia National Laboratories, and the executive board of Women in International Security. Author of Paths to Peace, Elizabeth Stanley has published widely on a variety of topics related to mind fitness and national security.

“Wired in the Moment: Mindfulness & Mental Focus in the Tech Sector”?Jenny Lykken
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.
Jenny Lykken, a graduate of the psychology program at Harvard, is the learning and development specialist at Google. In her current role, Lykken manages and facilitates global personal growth learning programs, including classes on mindfulness, stress management, and emotional intelligence. She also consults with teams to customize learning solutions based on their requests and ideas for personal growth training and development. An avid snowboarder and yoga practitioner, Lykken enjoys daily hikes and meditations on the Pacific coastal trail near her home in San Francisco.

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.

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?

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