the MINDFUL SOCIETY

From health care to education, music to law, police work to the environment, we have the latest developments on how people are working to move our society in the direction of greater mindfulness, awareness, and caring for each other.

Chade-Meng Tan, Google’s “Jolly Good Fellow,” hopes the benefits of meditation will someday be as widely accepted as those of exercise. He thinks that’s the key to world peace, and he has a way to get there.

Barry Boyce reports on how contemplation can not only improve grades and decision-making skills, but also transform our system of education.

When Meg Federico helped start up a program for lonely older people and their caregivers, she didn’t know what she was getting into: a goofy, loving atmosphere where people come to life and living in the present is the only option.

Can we use technology to spread compassion and other ideals of a mindful society?

What happens when a small group of fourth and fifth graders is taught mindfulness techniques for 10 weeks?