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The past few years have witnessed the meteoric rise of the “Mindfulness Revolution” in mainstream popular media, and the enthusiasm for the study of the health benefits of meditation in American scientific circles is steadily increasing. While growing in size and sophistication, the social scientific scholarship focusing on mindfulness has tended to overlook the fact that there are many connections between Buddhism and wellbeing that go far beyond meditation, both historically and today. This research project seeks to catalogue the diversity of the contemporary multiethnic and multicultural ecosystem of Buddhist healing. It demonstrates the rich spectrum of therapeutic repertoires that Buddhism continues to make available to its devotees today—beyond the headlines and social media buzzwords associated with “mindfulness.” It also measures the impact of Buddhism—its doctrines, practices, and cultural orientations—on the contemporary healthcare landscape.