From Innovative to Conventional: Transformations of Practice in Psychology and Meditation

Helen Rosen

Abstract


Recently, I mentioned to a friend (and experienced meditator) my experience at the conference I had gone to in San Francisco and how the “scientific” exploration of “mindfulness” as a technique had apparently taken over the country. Like so many others, I was complaining that, of course, it isn’t “really” mindfulness meditation because it takes place outside of any theoretical or religious context. My friend’s response was, “But it works…it helps people”.

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


International Buddhist Studies College (IBSC)
Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
IABU Office, 2nd Floor, IBSC Building, MCU,
79 Moo1, Lamsai, Wang-noi,
Phra Nakorn Si Ayutthaya,
Thailand, 13170

Tel: (6635)248-000 ext.7210
Email: iabu@mcu.ac.th
http://jiabu.mcu.ac.th