PARIS — On a recent evening at the Folies Bergère, the normally raucous
Parisian music hall was nearly silent. In its old red seats, 1,700 people sat
with their eyes closed, guided by a soothing voice.
“We take the time to focus on the breathing, our breath
that comes and goes…”
There was no
sniggering or eye-rolling. The crowd seemed to be engrossed by the spry man
with graying hair leading the meditation.

His name is Jon Kabat-Zinn, a 71-year-old American who
for the last 30 years has been the leading spokesman for
“mindfulness,” known in France as

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