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In little more than a few decades mindfulness has gone from being a specialist element of Buddhist teaching to the front cover of Time magazine. Devoted followers hail it as a cure-all for the ills of modern life. Or is this just another health fad, destined for disparagement, like homeopathy? And what do Buddhists feel about their heritage being westernised, secularised and commercialised? This Saturday morning at 8.30, the BBC's Emma Barnett looks for answers in "Mindfulness: Panacea or Fad?". (8.30am-9am)

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(1.10pm-3pm)


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The Producer is Phil Whelan.

Mindfulness: Panacea or Fad

In little more than a few decades mindfulness has gone from being a specialist element of Buddhist teaching to the front cover of Time magazine. It's the must have app for the stars, courses in it are advertised in the back of all the glossies, businesses use it to reduce staff stress and boost productivity. It's even prescribed by Britain's public health service for anxiety and depression. This is the story of "mindfulness" - from its roots in the Buddhist practice of meditation to today's multi-billion dollar, worldwide industry. Devoted followers hail it as a cure-all for the ills of modern life. Or is this just another health fad, destined for disparagement, like homeopathy? And what do Buddhists feel about their heritage being westernised, secularised and commercialised? The BBC's Emma Barnett looks for answers in "Mindfulness: Panacea or Fad?" (Saturday, 30.5.2015)

Programme Schedule

2015-05-30
Time Programme Presenter(s)
06:00-07:00 Early Show Stuart Clarkson  
07:00-07:30 Today at Seven RTHK Newsroom 
07:30-07:45 Reflections From Asia Harvey Stockwin 
07:45-08:00 Hong Kong Heritage Annemarie Evans 
08:00-08:30 Today at Eight RTHK Newsroom 
08:30-09:00 Mindfulness - Panacea or Fad? Emma Barnett 
09:00-13:00 The Juice Judd Boaz 
13:00-13:10 News at One RTHK Newsroom 
13:10-15:00 World Vibes Pierre Tremblay  
15:00-17:00 3 O'clock Jump Charles Martin 
17:00-18:00 Chart Show with Alyson Hau Alyson Hau  
18:00-18:10 News At Six RTHK Newsroom 
18:10-20:00 Just Dance Simon Willson 
20:00-21:00 Saturday Night With The Sex Crystals Crystal Kwok and Karen Koh 
21:00-22:00 Exceptable in the Eighties Todd Harding 
22:00-23:00 Cool Trax Francis Chan  
23:00-23:10 News at Eleven RTHK Newsroom 
23:10-02:00 Cool Trax Francis Chan  
02:00-06:00 Night Music Music for the small hours 
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