I am an MD/PhD student studying Buddhist meditation practices in the West, with a particularly keen interest in mindfulness in psychotherapeutic settings. I graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2014 and will finish my PhD at Emory in 2015. Eventually, I plan to practice psychiatry and continue to research – and participate in – the evolving conversation taking place between Buddhist meditation practices and western medicine.

Book Review: Mindful America: The Mutual Transformation of Buddhist Meditation and American Culture by Jeff Wilson

Mindful America is a superb study by Jeff Wilson, scholar of American religion, that situates the practice of mindfulness within the lineage of American religious movements. What makes this movement unique, of course, is the central focus on the traditionally Buddhist practice of mindfulness. Continue reading