As someone at the center of the American mindfulness movement ... is mindfulness the same as Buddhism? I think that's actually true as far as it goes, but I don't think it should doom the entire enterprise. And there's all of this evidence to show that meditation or mindfulness meditation techniques have all of these benefits for the brain and the rest of the body, and even for our behavior. You can practice mindfulness and not necessarily ascribe or define yourself as an adherent to Buddhism. That's mindfulness.