The Benefits of Mindfulness Video by Diana Winston – TedX Talk


Former Buddhist nun Diana Winston is the director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Center, and the author of several books on mindfulness and meditation. With more than 20 years in the study and practice of mindfulness, Diana explains how routinely taking the time to be in the moment can have a profound impact on our everyday lives and relationships.


She defines mindfulness as paying attention to our present experience. It’s interrupting our automatic pilot, which gives our lives new vitality. Children are very mindful but as we grow up we lose that sense of presence. With practice we can learn to reconnect with our true nature and return to the present.

She then guides the audience (and viewers) through a mindfulness exercise.

An excellent TEDxSunsetPark talk. Click here to learn more.

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  1. What a wonderful and enlightening video on the importance of mindfulness, thank you immensely for sharing!

    • Hi there,

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