The Untold Story of America’s Mindfulness Movement
Then, Now & the Future
Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, Richard Davidson


This event was recorded at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in NYC on October 3, 2017 with three original pioneers of the mindfulness movement — Jon Kabat-Zinn, Daniel Goleman, and Richard Davidson — for a one-time only conversation around their extraordinary contributions to mindfulness practice, meditation, and research.

The discussion delves into the science of mindfulness and the potential of mindfulness to create a more hopeful future for individuals and our global community. It also includes questions from the audience.

These innovators of stress-reduction and mind-body health have taken unique but complementary paths. They’ll discuss how their early passion for meditation and mindfulness led to decades of research which has helped hundreds of thousands enrich their lives and improve all aspects of their health. What inspired them to dedicate their lives to this field? What have been the biggest surprises? And how will mindfulness practice, meditation, and stress reduction evolve as we move into the future?

The event was moderated by David Gelles of the New York Times.

Panelists: Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR); Daniel Goleman, author of the New York Times bestseller Emotional Intelligence; Richard Davidson, a pioneering neuroscientist tasked by the Dalai Lama to study the impact that meditation has on the brain.


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