The modern Mindfulness movement is inspired by Buddhism, but many of its practitioners are not Buddhist or even aware of its Buddhist roots. For many, it’s also an open question whether Buddhism is really a religion at all.
This interdisciplinary panel discusses diverse ways that Buddhism influences contemporary Mindfulness practices beyond conventional religious belief. Panelists include: Pamela Winfield (associate professor of religious studies, Elon University), Alexis Franzese (assistant professor of sociology, Elon University), Jennifer Brigman (student counseling, Elon University), Jem Jebbia (senior assistant director for spirituality, dialogue, and service, Northeastern University), and Rev. Tim Auman (university chaplain, Wake Forest University).