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Professor Mark Williams, director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre at Oxford University, is among the growing number of academics and scientists who have dedicated their careers to unlocking the potential of mindfulness meditation, a Western, non-sectarian form of meditation based on Buddhist practices.

Mindfulness meditation adapted for south asian city life

"We see Hong Kong as the hub, and people can fly in for the lectures. We've already had been getting [queries] from the region - [the mainland], Taiwan and Singapore," says Williams.

Judging by the number of business types who attended Williams' packed-out lecture at the Asia Society last week, there are plenty of people in the corporate world who are ready to give meditation a go.

[Kate Whitehead, South China Morning Post, Sunday, 09 June, 2013]