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Remembering the Present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia

J. L. Cassaniti

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501707995
eISBN:
9781501714177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707995.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Remembering the Present examines the contemporary meanings, practices, and purposes of mindfulness in the countries of Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar (Burma), which together make up a large part of ... More


The Art of Listening

Ariel Glucklich

in Everyday Mysticism: A Contemplative Community at Work in the Desert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300212099
eISBN:
9780300231373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212099.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The conversation and the dialogue are key to the practice of Self-inquiry. This chapter records and analyzes this discipline. A special emphasis is placed on the spiritual skills associated with ... More


Enabled and Disabled “Myndes” in The Prick of Conscience

Moira Fitzgibbons

in Medieval Poetics and Social Practice: Responding to the Work of Penn R. Szittya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823243242
eISBN:
9780823243280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243242.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For Fitzgibbons, the modern term “mindfulness” becomes a lens through which to consider medieval poetry and social practice. She argues that the fourteenth-century Conscience-poet emphasizes “mynde,” ... More


The Science of Meditation

Are Holen

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The first big wave of scientific research on meditation came in the 1970s and mainly focused on the physiology of relaxation. The second wave, which is still ongoing, has a stronger focus on modes of ... More


Mindful but Not Religious: Meditation and Enchantment in the Work of Jon Kabat-Zinn

Erik Braun

in Meditation, Buddhism, and Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190495794
eISBN:
9780190495831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190495794.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores Jon Kabat-Zinn’s mindfulness meditation, above all in his writings about his Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. It argues that Kabat-Zinn’s vision conveys a ... More


Coming into Being

Carol Holly

in Claiming Our Callings: Toward a New Understanding of Vocation in the Liberal Arts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199341047
eISBN:
9780199374724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199341047.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the ways in which the practice of Buddhist meditation enables a professor to embrace her vocational aspirations. Drawing on personal examples, the chapter describes how ... More


Medicalizing Mindfulness: How Is Mindfulness Modified to Fit a Scientific and Therapeutic Culture?

Jeff Wilson

in Mindful America: Meditation and the Mutual Transformation of Buddhism and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199827817
eISBN:
9780199376926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827817.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Mindfulness in Asia was part of a set of beliefs and practices related to supernatural forces and posthumous existences. But mindfulness has been greatly aided in its penetration of American culture ... More


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