Originally presented at CAT on Sept. 10, 2012 by Bart Everson. Updated 2017.

Definitions

What is mindfulness? Here are some helpful definitions.
  • Mindfulness is a conscious, purposeful way of tuning in to what's happening in and around us. — Deborah Schoeberlein
  • Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • A definition for kids and teens: Paying attention here and now, with kindness and curiosity... so that we can choose our behavior. — Amy Saltzman, MD

Books

Primary inspiration for this workshop comes from Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Deborah Schoeberlein. Billed as a "guide for anyone who teaches anything," it's a wonderful book and highly recommended.
For a broader scope of practices, more focused on higher education, we also recommend Contemplative Practices in Higher Education.

Handout

Research in Mindfulness: Select References

Other resources

A newsletter on the intersection of contemplation and technology: Tech Mindful

Credits

Most of the images used in the presentation are licensed under Creative Commons and are collected in a gallery on Flickr. Many thanks to the generous photographers and graphic designers who have allowed their work to be reused.
Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally