The Untold Story of America’s Mindfulness Movement: Then, Now, & the Future

Dan Goleman Jon Kabat-Zinn & Richard Davidson on a panel together for the first time!

  • Date: October 3, 2017
  • Time: 7:00-9:00 pm EDT
  • Price: Free

Join three pioneers of mindfulness meditation for a one-time only sharing of their interwoven contributions to its spread in the West. Close friends since the 1970s in Cambridge, they became not only practitioners but advocates of mindfulness practice, moving in their unique, synergistic ways to spread their understanding to growing audiences that today form a main stream movement. This story has never been told.

In their new book Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body, Goleman and Davidson review the strongest findings to separate hype from fact. They show that the benefits of mindfulness and other kinds of meditation go beyond the temporary benefits and pleasant states mental exercise can bring to produce lasting positive traits.
Moderated by David Gelles, the New York Times maven of mindfulness, the evening is sure to be an evening of lively dialogue. Join us and these meditation pioneers to delve into the birth of the movement, where it is today, and where it might be going in the future.

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