Saki F. Santorelli, Ed.D., is the director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at UMass Memorial Medical Center ; the director of Clinical and Educational Services in the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society; and an assistant professor in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He writes: "Mindfulness is universal and transformational, a planetary commonwealth. We didnít invent
mindfulness. We donít own it or hold a patent.
We do know something about working with this simple, provocative Way of relating to self, others, and the world that transports meditation and mindfulness from the familiar territory of the monastery and meditation hall into the clinic, laboratory, and nitty-gritty diversity of everyday human affairs.
This is our defining strength, the primary field of our attention."