Published online Apr 19, 2021. doi: 10.5498/wjp.v11.i4.87
Peer-review started: January 20, 2021
First decision: February 15, 2021
Revised: March 2, 2021
Accepted: April 5, 2021
Article in press: April 5, 2021
Published online: April 19, 2021
Core Tip: This paper reflects on the following subjects: (1) The efficacy and expansion of mindfulness in modern world-limitations from a scientific and a philosophical perspective; (2) The exciting times we are entering as a consequence of the marriage between science and contemplative techniques; and (3) Finally, the consequence of all these aspects–the birth of a new field of knowledge, the contemplative sciences, which includes mindfulness. They will offer humankind the wisdom of centuries of deep knowledge to facilitate the highest levels of happiness and connection imaginable.