What is Mindfulness Meditation? (video)

Diana Winston, a longtime meditator and director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Research Center, gives a Tedx Talk on mindfulness. 

In this Tedx Talk from July 4, Diana Winston discusses how she arrived at mindfulness meditation and why we should practice, including a short practice during her talk that you can try out. 

Winston defines mindfulness as "paying attention to present-moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is." She makes arguments for why mindfulness should be practiced in our culture, drawing on studies that have proven the benefits of mindulness for stress relief, depression, and coping with the "mental health issue of being a human being in the 21st century."