quest for truth

Beyond Stress Reduction

It is estimated that 18 million people in the United States meditate — a full 8 percent of the population — and as many as 200 to 500 million people worldwide. Over the last two decades, scientific focus on mindfulness, meditation, and contemplative practice has lauded the stress-reducing, resilience-building, and compassion-creating outcomes. Yet beyond stress […]

Flowers on shelf

by Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Motivated to learn what mindfulness really is, two iBme interns set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. We left our meeting with Joseph Goldstein with a newfound […]

Joseph Goldstein

By iBme Interns Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Tasked with writing articles about mindfulness, two iBme interns, Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann, set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. We found ourselves […]

A Humble Quest: What Is Mindfulness Really?

By iBme interns Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Tasked with writing articles about mindfulness, two iBme interns, Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann, set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. In February 2014, […]