Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meaning, Origins and Applications
J. Mark G. Williams, Jon Kabat-Zinn
Routledge, Oct 18, 2013 - Psychology - 314 pages
Mindfulness-based approaches to medicine, psychology, neuroscience, healthcare, education, business leadership, and other major societal institutions have become increasingly common. New paradigms are emerging from a confluence of two powerful and potentially synergistic epistemologies: one arising from the wisdom traditions of Asia and the other arising from post-enlightenment empirical science.
This book presents the work of internationally renowned experts in the fields of Buddhist scholarship and scientific research, as well as looking at the implementation of mindfulness in healthcare and education settings. Contributors consider the use of mindfulness throughout history and look at the actual meaning of mindfulness whilst identifying the most salient areas for potential synergy and for potential disjunction.
Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on its Meanings, Origins and Applications provides a place where wisdom teachings, philosophy, history, science and personal meditation practice meet. It was originally published as a special issue of Contemporary Buddhism.
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2 What does mindfulness really mean? A canonical perspective
3 Is mindfulness presentcentred and nonjudgmental? A discussion of the cognitive dimensions of mindfulness
4 The construction of mindfulness
5 Toward an understanding of nondual mindfulness
the nature and origins of dukkha
the transformation of dukkha
culture clash or creative fusion?
a practitioners view
12 Mindfulness and lovingkindness
13 Mindfulness in higher education
leadership lessons forged in the crucible of organizational death and rebirth infused with mindfulness and mastery
trials and tribulations of sati in Western psychology and science
16 Measuring mindfulness
17 On some definitions of mindfulness
18 Some reflections on the origins of MBSR skillful means and the trouble with maps
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Mindfulness: Diverse Perspectives on Its Meaning, Origins and Applications
J. Mark G. Williams,Jon Kabat-Zinn
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