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Finding Escape From Daily Grind In Meditation

BOSTON - JANUARY 29: Dr. Herbert Benson has championed his 20-minute breathing and focusing routine for the last 35 years.  I
BOSTON - JANUARY 29: Dr. Herbert Benson has championed his 20-minute breathing and focusing routine for the last 35 years. It's based on meditation techniques and he argues it's more relevant than ever now in these turbulent times. Pictured at Mass General Hospital. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

It’s noon on a dreary winter Friday at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass. General Hospital. Cars spray pedestrians with filthy slush. Sirens squeal, horns screech, people jostle one another on the narrow sidewalks without bothering to look up.

But peace and enlightenment may be at hand.

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