Inspiring Minds: Live Conversations Offering Wisdom for Our Time

Our April episode of the online Inspiring Minds series, “The Role of Attention and Awareness in an Era of Misinformation and Digital Seduction,” featured Amishi Jha and Jon Kabat-Zinn, with cellist Barbara Bogatin.

On April 14 we learned about the inner workings of the mind, and how to cultivate greater attention and wise action in how we conduct ourselves individually and collectively. Topics included:

  • Strategies for observing, rather than identifying, with the content of our thoughts, feelings, and patterned habits
  • Mindfulness practice as an act of love, and as a tool for prosocial civic engagement


Amishi Jha, PhD

University of Miami

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee, Planning Committee Member, Steering Council Member

Amishi Jha is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, and Director of Contemplative Neuroscience for the Mindfulness Research and Practice Initiative, prior to which she was an … MORE

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

University of Massachusetts

Fellow, Founding Steward

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995), … MORE

Barbara Bogatin

San Francisco Symphony

Cellist Barbara Bogatin has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1994. She has appeared on numerous SFS video productions, including the Sound Box and Chamber Music Series … MORE