Veterans Find Comfort In Meditation Therapy

February 20, 2015 4:23 PM

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Veterans Find Comfort In Meditation Therapy

It’s a cloudy, cold day in Washington, and it takes a group of vets, all from the Vietnam War era, a few minutes to unpack coats and mufflers and settle into comfortable arm chairs in a semi-circle.

The hard lives they’ve led are etched on their faces: long military service, followed in some cases by drug and alcohol abuse, economic hardship and violence. Many have been coming to this meditation group at the VA Medical Center for years; one veteran drives two hours each week to get here. For th...

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