Through many research studies and his pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts where he is founder of its world renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, Kabat-Zinn has served as a recognized bridge between science and meditation. With "Mindfulness for Beginners", he offers the definitive course designed specifically to introduce new students to the proven benefits of mindfulness practice, including: stress reduction, alleviation of depression, chronic pain relief and more. On CD 1, Kabat-Zinn presents "Mindfulness 101" - an accessible, comprehensive tutorial that addresses the basics of mindfulness meditation and explores the spacious, luminous and mysterious qualities of awareness itself. CD 2 guides listeners through a series of five meditations meant to be used at home, at work or while traveling. It includes Eating Meditation, Mindfulness of Breathing, and Mindfulness of the Body. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way - on purpose, in the present moment and without judgment. This special kind of attention nurtures greater awareness, and is a simple yet powerful route for getting ourselves back in touch with our own wisdom and vitality. Now, Jon Kabat-Zinn brings the practice of meditation to the widest possible audience with "Mindfulness for Beginners".