A tradition of mindfulness
Guy Newland from CMU philosophy and religion talks about the benefits of being present
Finding paths to well-being and happiness is a personal journey that can lead in many directions. Today, many are turning to mindfulness meditation to help improve mental and emotional health.
Mindfulness-based practice traces its roots back to the Buddhist traditions of Asia. Removed from its religious context, it has become a therapeutic tool used to reduce stress and improve sleep and cognitive functioning.
For philosophy and religion faculty member Guy Newland, mindfulness is part of his curriculum and daily life. As an internationally recognized author, editor and translator on Tibetan Buddhism, Newland is watching from the front row how traditional practices translate into modern therapy, mental wellness exercises and more.