Mindfulness Definitions & Relevant Links

'The awareness that unfolds as we pay attention, on purpose in the present moment"

Mindfulness is not a special state you achieve through a trick or technique. It's a way of being. There are tremendous benefits that arise from mindfulness practice, but it works precisely because we don't try to attain benefit. Instead we befriend ourselves as we are. We learn to drop in on ourselves, visit and hang out in awareness.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

"It is from the awareness born out of mindfulness that we have the chance to recognize and respond more proactively and effectively to the challenges and demands of everyday life"

Saki Santorelli

Live in the moment; notice what's happening; make choices in how you respond to your experience, rather than being driven by habitual reaction.

Vidyamala Burch 


Jon Kabat - Zinn Speaks with Opra 


Center for Mindfulness




Mindfulness Training Institute Australiasia


What is Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn


Possibilities and Pitfalls in the Contemporary Mindfulness Movement - Timothea Goddard Openground 


 The Mindfulness Experiment - Catalyst - Feb 19th, 2019 - ABC Iview - Series 20


Insight Meditation, Where the Attention Goes - Malcolm Huxter