The Roots of Mindfulness

In 1971, a meditation teacher named Satya Narayan Goenka led a 10-day retreat in Bodh Gaya, the Indian birthplace of Buddhism. Raised in an Indian Hindu family in Burma, Goenka had turned to the Theravada Buddhist practice of vipassana, or insight, meditation to help deal with his debilitating headaches. Eventually he became a devoted student … Continue reading The Roots of Mindfulness