Le Nouvel Observateur - April 2010 - The powers of meditation
An article from "Le Nouvel Observateur" magazine about meditation. It addresses, among other topics, why should one meditate and what are the effects of meditation on the practitioner.

Health - Buddhist techniques to assist modern medecine
A summary of progresses made in France on year 2008 to inform the general public about meditation that is being taught in French hospitals. This method is based on discoveries made in the USA by Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, who has taught this secular model to 18,000 people in the past 25 years.

The therapeutic approach based on mindfulness - A field of possible applications in psychomotricity, C. Muzellec, Psychomotricité 2008.
A detailed account of the progress of the MBSR 8-week program and its benefits for alternative medicine as well as cognitive and behavior therapies.

Interview from "Nouvelle Clés" with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
In this article, Dr. Kabat-Zinn talks about the path that led to the association of mindfulness meditation, therapy and stress reduction in the treatment of his patients, thus pioneering the MBSR technique now used in over 200 hospitals and medical schools across the United States.


Site of the ADM, Association for the Development of Mindfulness
Founded in 2009, the ADM, which includes instructors of Mindfulness, cognitive therapy (MBCT) and stress reduction (MBSR), aims at the dissemination of Mindfulness in France, French-speaking Switzerland and Belgium. (website in french only)

Retreat Center respecting ecology in the South of France
For individual and group practice of mindfulness. A program based mainly upon the practice of Jon Kabat Zinn and Anne Soulet while working as a team for the implementation of a mindfulness program in the prisons of Massachusetts.

Set in the French Pyrenees, simplicity and connection with nature, inner and outer, at the heart of Ekuthuleni. With teachings rooted in the forest tradition of Ajahn Chah, we offer guided and solitary retreats as well as exploring meditation in practical life.

Gardoussel (Cevennes Mountains, South France)
Holistic retreat center offering courses in Ayurveda, yoga, wellness and artistic creativity. Open all year. (website in french only but the hosts are bilingual)

Espace de La Source
A retreat center in total immersion with nature to practice within its pristine surroundings. Altough the website is in French, the hosts are bilingual.

Bangor University
Wales, mindfulness training with undergraduate programs and master's degree.

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (CFM)
Site du centre de la mindfulness aux Etats Unis où ont commencé les programmes MBSR il y a 25 ans avec Jon Kabat Zinn et Saki Santorelli. Mindfulness center's website in the United States where MBSR programs began, 25 years ago, with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli.

Mukunda’s Yoga Therapy Center:
Workshops, classes and training in structural yoga therapy.
This technique allows the instructor to teach differently depending on the weaknesses and strengths of the students. Each student receives an individual practice respecting its energy level, its capacity and needs. Individual sessions are given first, then either group or one on one practice sessions are provided as required.


Books about mindfulness

Où tu vas, tu es - Apprendre à méditer pour se libérer du stress et des tensions profondes

Wherever You Go, There You Are
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. (2005)
Publisher : Hyperion
Release date : January 13, 2005

ISBN : 978-1401307783

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. (1990)
Publisher : Delta
Release date : May 1, 1990

ISBN : 978-0385303125

L'éveil des Sens

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Kabat-Zinn, Jon. (2009)
Publisher : Hyperion
Release date : January 18, 2006

ISBN : 978-0786886548

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression: A New Approach to Preventing Relapse
Segal, Z.V., Williams, J.M.G., & Teasdale, J.D.
Publisher : The Guilford Press (New York)
Release date : November 14, 2001

ISBN : 978-1572307063

L'art de la méditation

The Art of Meditation
Matthieu Ricard (2010)
Publisher : Atlantic Books
Release date : January 1, 2010

ISBN : 978-1848870758