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Marguerite Agniel in a Buddha position with her legs crossed Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Photograph by J. de Mirjian, ca.1929. Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons

The ever-growing popularity of mindfulness—from corporate boardrooms to inner-city schools—has finally made my academic interest a  conversation starterat dinner parties. “Ah, the Buddha was talking about cognitive science 2,500 years ago!” as someo