Explorations in the Medical Humanities

Beyond Mindfulness: Buddhism and Health in Historical Perspective

Monday, September 25, 2017  6:00pm - 7:30pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Arden Hegele

Carmel Raz

Heidi Hausse

Lan Li

    Event Videos
    Explorations in the Medical Humanities Beyond Mindfulness
    Highlights: Explorations in the Medical Humanities: Beyond Mindfulness

The so-called “Mindfulness Revolution” sweeping through mainstream American popular culture has tended to overshadow both the deep historical roots of the connections between Buddhism and health, as well as the diversity of those Buddhist healing methods beyond merely meditation. This talk will place the contemporary focus on the health benefits of mindfulness within the history of Buddhist engagements with medicine. Dr. Salguero will outline the many rich and complex approaches to healing that have been (and still are) used in Buddhist communities worldwide, and will suggest directions for further historical and clinical research beyond mindfulness.


  • Speaker

    Pierce Salguero

    Associate Profesor of Asian History & Religious Studies

    Penn State University, Abingdon College

  • Respondent

    Michael Como

    Tōshū Fukami Associate Professor of Shinto Studies

    Columbia University


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