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 really do we 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.

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

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Originally published in 2015 on "All Together" Huffington Post Podcast