Meditation is an elemental part of Buddhism. The various schools of Buddhism approach meditation differently; however, mindfulness is a common core. For Westerners, meditation is one of the key attractive features of Buddhism, providing a methodology for personal transformation. Meditation provides an antidote to problems of self that Westerners find so vexing. Buddhism also provides a philosophical system that speaks to many people who want to live a life less ruled by greed, hatred, and delusion.