The Practice of Mindfulness

A former Buddhist nun who is now the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Center reveals her own discovery and practice of mindfulness, discusses some scientific studies, and talks about mental and physical health benefits.

She defines mindfulness as paying attention to our present experience. It’s interrupting our automatic pilot, which gives our lives new vitality. Children are very mindful but as we grow up we lose that sense of presence. With practice we can learn to reconnect with our true nature and return to the present.

She then guides the audience (and viewers) through a mindfulness exercise.

An excellent TEDxSunsetPark talk. Click here to learn more.