|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of gerontology and population aging|
|Editors||Danan Gu, Matthew Dupre|
|Place of Publication||Cham, Switzerland|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 14 May 2019|
There are no universally accepted definitions of meditation and mindfulness. Meditation can be thought of as an “umbrella term” for a range of practices to achieve a desired consciousness. Mindfulness is the act of focusing on present experience. Hence, it “is a type of meditation alongside tantra, yoga, sexuality, silence, breathing and emptiness” (Bushak 2016).