16mindfulxlarge1Living mindfully — as practiced by the Buddhists — seems to be gaining in popularity. Even for 10 year olds in public schools.

In yesterday’s “In the Classroom, a New Focus on Quieting the Mind,” The New York Times‘ Patricia Leigh Brown describes how students and teachers in an Oakland, Calif., school benefit from intentional breathing and meditation.

My favorite quotation: “Tyran Williams defined mindfulness as ‘not hitting someone in the mouth.'” Keep breathing, Tyran!

Are you interested? Some reading on the topic can be found here.