Meditating At The MoD As Military Personnel Try Mindfulness
The concept of calming your thoughts to improve your mental resilience has its roots in Buddhist culture.
More than 150 military personnel and defence civil servants have come together in London for a day designed to teach them about mindfulness.
It is technique key to Buddhist practice, known as 'Sati', it may be one of the smaller religions in the British Armed Forces but there are around 4000 Buddhists currently serving.
This symposium at the Ministry of Defence was about how mindfulness as a secular concept could help the military.
Leading on from initiatives launched last year by the MoD and Prince Harry, the idea is to develop a form of mental resilience or fitness, teaching service personnel to be better equipped to deal with stress or pressure.