John McLaughlin on Meditation and Mindfulness

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Dr. McLaughlin has been practicing mindfulness meditation for nearly 20 years and teaches mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) at Mary Washington Hospital. He is a founder and teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Fredericksburg and the Yoga Foundation of Fredericksburg.  

He has been practicing yoga, tai chi, and chi gong for over 10 years and participated in the MBSR training program with Jon Kabat Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. 

Dr. John McLaughlin
Dr. John McLaughlin

Check out his suggested mindfulness reading list. The full list even includes a mindfulness app!

This was my introduction to the psychology and philosophy of the teachings of the Buddha and so moved me to begin my long spiritual journey.

The most clear and elegant explanations of meditation and mindfulness I have ever read.

Perhaps the most important book yet written on meditation, the process of inner transformation, and the integration of spiritual practice into our American way of life, A Path With Heart brings alive one by one the challenges of spiritual living in the modern world.

Read this book when you are experiencing difficulties in life and are most vulnerable and raw. It has the potential to change your life.

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