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09/26/2014 12:00 pm ET Updated Sep 29, 2014

HuffPost Religion Podcast 'All Together' - What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Meditation?

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Welcome to the HuffPost Religion Podcast All Together hosted by Executive Religion Editor Rev. Paul Raushenbush. All Together offers a unique perspective into spiritual and religious individuals, communities and ideas that are shaping our world.

This week's segment is called "What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Meditation?" We all know that meditation, mindfulness and contemplation are good for us – in fact it has become almost a panacea for all that ails us – from our personal stress, to better education, and even more effective business leaders. But what do we really mean when we talk about meditation? Where does it come from and what does it do?

To help him understand, Raushenbush interviews Buddhist teacher Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, Yael Shy, founder of the Mindfulness Project at NYU, and Father Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Also don't miss the religion round up and Raushenbush's picks for this Week's Saints and Sinners.

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