How Mindfulness Meditation Can Save America

Robert Wright

is the author of The Moral Animal, NonzeroThe Evolution of God, and Why Buddhism Is True: The Science and Philosophy of Meditation and Enlightenment. He has taught in the psychology department at University of Pennsylvania and the religion department at Princeton. He is currently visiting professor of science and religion at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He also runs mindfulresistance.net.

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January 8th, 2018

We think of it as a spiritual practice, but in truth, mindfulness meditation is an exercise in cognitive self-examination. On the Buddhist practice as a powerful tool for all — for understanding ourselves and our enemies with more depth and compassion.