Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health
The new Thich Nhat Hanh Center for Mindfulness in Public Health was launched last week. Though the work of monks and researchers may seem very different, the symposium’s speakers shared similar visions for enhancing well-being and physical health through mindful practice. The Hanh Center is based at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and plans to educate the public about mindfulness, and to pursue the evidence-based study of mindful practices, particularly those focused on nutrition and the environment. In the public health sphere, researchers want to take the concept of mindfulness beyond solitary meditation and reflection. The Hanh Center asks how mindfulness—its connectivity, its awareness, and its intentionality—can be used to improve societal and global-scale health. Read more from Harvard Magazine here.