Worthy reading

Jon Kabat-Zinn’s new book Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
has now appeared. All 656 pages of it. Kabat-Zinn probably has a lot to say, and I will definitely read it. I have sworn that I will finish at least two of the books I have already begun reading before I order it.

I should mention that Kabat-Zinn has done some of the most respected scientifically based research on the effects of meditation, mindfulness and yoga in the past 20 years. The book brings together his investigation and thinking since his previous book, published in 1995.

I have already purchased a new set of Kabat-Zinn audio CDs/tapes, including a bodyscape, a soundscape, a mindscape, a nowscape, and a bunch more fun things to do while you’re mindful. Almost four full hours of programming — of course, most of it is silence. I’ve used his previous set for more than two years and enjoyed them. They are currently on loan to my son in graduate school.