Anderson Cooper reports on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today's world of digital distractions
Whether or not the latest wave of self-helping meditators or corporate practitioners of ‘mindfulness' know it, the spiritual enlightenment sweeping America has strong ties to Buddhism, thanks in part to one huggable ex-monk in California.
How did high-achievers like Arianna Huffington and Dan Harris come to appropriate a twenty-five-hundred-year-old philosophy of non-striving?
Is there real science in the spiritualism of meditation? Jo Marchant meets a Nobel Prize-winner who thinks so.
For some, meditation has become more curse than cure. Willoughby Britton wants to know why.
Research suggests meditation and mental exercises may be better than drugs at helping people cope with attention problems.
In some cases, the holistic practice could replace narcotics. Integrating meditation into regular treatment could significantly cut healthcare costs.
Christian meditation may sound like an uneasy hybrid, but that awkwardness is hiding something important
Is mindfulness always best?
We yearn for silence, yet the less sound there is, the more our thoughts deafen us. How can we still the noise within?
Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I've been fairly skeptical of this practice. It always seemed so vague and hard to understand that I just decided it wasn't for me. More recently, I've actually found how simple ...
Although meditation and mindfulness emerged from religious traditions, they can be completely severed from them.
Focusing the mind makes us more likely to help others in pain.
Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.
Meditation Flash Mobs: Turning Sidewalks Into Holy Places
Students who did about an hour of
In Early December, right before I headed off for a one-week silent meditation retreat, I…