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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


Black Boxes and Trojan Horses: Translating Religion Approaches

Ira Helderman

in Prescribing the Dharma: Psychotherapists, Buddhist Traditions, and Defining Religion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648521
eISBN:
9781469648545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648521.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter introduces psychotherapists’ translating religion approaches to Buddhist traditions focusing on the therapeutic use of mindfulness practices as a popular case example. In these ... More


Is Mindfulness Religion?

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter considers whether Mindfulness can reasonably be considered a kind of religion, despite proponents’ claims to the contrary. If so, what kind? Is it Buddhist? If so, what kind of Buddhism? ... More


Introduction

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

The introduction traces the astonishing growth of the Mindfulness movement over the past four decades and sketches the usual narrative about how it began in the 1970s, when Jon Kabat-Zinn developed ... More


“Wherever You Go, There You Aren’t?”: Non-Self, Spirits, and the Concept of the Person in Thai Buddhist Mindfulness

Julia Cassaniti

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/9780190495794.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In his highly influential book Wherever You Go, There You Are (1995) Jon Kabat-Zinn suggests a particular kind of person revealed through mindfulness: a “you” to be found wherever you go. But who are ... More


Is Mindfulness Effective?

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter asks whether mindfulness is as broadly effective and powerful as proponents claim and considers methodological and other critiques of clinical research on mindfulness. Neuroscientists ... More


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