Perhaps no other person has done more to bring mindfulness meditation into the contemporary landscape of America than Jon Kabat-Zinn. Through a number of research studies, and through Kabat-Zinn?s pioneering work at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he is founder of its world-renowned Stress Reduction Clinic, mindfulness is finally being recognized as a highly effective tool for dealing with stress, chronic pain, and other illnesses. Today, with a four-part home training course, Jon Kabat-Zinn offers listeners the definitive mindfulness meditation practice on CD. 'We are not trying to actively achieve a state of deep relaxation?or any other state for that matter?while practicing mindfulness, ' he teaches. 'But interestingly, by opening to an awareness of how things actually are in the present moment, we often taste very deep states of relaxation and well-being?of both body and mind.'