By Mary Friedel-Hunt
Last weekend I attended an evening and an all-day mindfulness retreat led by Jon Kabat-Zinn, sponsored by the UW-Program for Mindfulness on its 20th anniversary. Richie Davidson, founder and director of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds was also present. Kabat-Zinn is a key player, if not the player responsible for bringing mindfulness meditation to the scientific western world. Kabat-Zinn does not do many public appearances anymore as he ages. The event was sold out almost immediately upon publication.
On Saturday 200 people vitally interested in meditation,