Modern mindfulness meditation has lost its beating communal heart
The importance of establishing a core of inner safety that can be returned to again and again. Tibetan culture, through its resilience, kindness, intelligence and joy, has inspired millions of people in the West to take up meditation. But are the practices that many of us turn to the same in substance as the rituals that other communities have relied upon for centuries? Paul Condon and John Makransky explore.