Foshou temple in Philadelphia Chinatown

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 sophistication, the literature focusing on mindfulness has tended to overlook the fact that there are many connections between Buddhism and wellbeing that go far beyond mindfulness (and meditation more generally), both historically and today. This website houses digital humanities projects that catalogue some of this diversity of Buddhist healing. It demonstrates a slice of the rich spectrum of therapeutic repertoires and resources that Buddhism has made available to its devotees in history and today — beyond the headlines and social media buzzwords associated with mindfulness.