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CBD 2023: Ancient Wisdom, Present Freedom: How mindfulness becomes natural in meditation and in life with Will Kabat-Zinn, MA

Saturday October 28th 2023, 7:00 - 8:30PM
Event Sponsor
Contemplation by Design
Stanford Prevention Research Center
School of Medicine
The Ho Center for Buddhist Studies
Will Kabat-Zinn

You have learned many skills in your life that have become so natural to you that you may not even think about them as skills, few of these activities were natural or intuitive to you when you first started to learn them.  In this lecture we will explore how mindful awareness, the liberating quality that has been called the heart of Buddhist meditation can become natural to us, allowing us to taste freedom and ease of heart and mind right here in the midst of our daily lives.

This Workshop is part of a series  offered by Will Kabat-Zinn as part of the free, annual Stanford Contemplation by Design Summit. Attendees are encouraged to reigster for one or all of the following sessions with Will Kabat-Zinn:

  • Interactive Workshop: Everyday Mindfulness with Wil Kabat-Zinn on Oct. 29th
  • iPause Guided practice #8, Inclusive Awareness and the Open Way, Will Kabat-Zinn, on Oct. 30th

Will Kabat-Zinn, MA, is an Insight Meditation teacher based in the Bay Area.  He spent his early practice years at the Insight Meditation Society, and later at Panditarama Forrest Meditation Center under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita.  Will was deeply influenced by his friendship with Dr. Rina Sircar and her teacher, the forest monk Taungpulu Sayadaw, and by the fierce compassion of Chan Master Shen Yen.  Will has a master's degree in counseling psychology and is a member of the Spirit Rock teacher council. He lives in the East Bay with his wife and two children. Will is the guiding teacher of the weekly sitting group in the Insight Meditation Tradition known as the “Sunday Sangha.”

CBD 2023: Ancient Wisdom, Present Freedom:  How mindfulness becomes natural in meditation and in life with Willl Kabat-Zinn is part of the FREE Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 24- Nov. 2, 2023.

Registration opens September 12, 2023