After Mindfulness: New Perspectives on Psychology and by M. Bazzano

By M. Bazzano

This choice of essays via best exponents of up to date Buddhism and psychotherapy brings jointly appreciation and demanding evaluate of Mindfulness, a phenomenon that has swept the psychological healthiness box over the past 20 years. The sheer range and intensity of craftsmanship assembled right here light up the present presentation of Mindfulness.

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Additionally, there was encouragement to develop a ‘friendlier’ and ‘kindlier’ stance towards what was arising in both body and mind. ’ Additionally, there was encouragement to work with difficult, as well as some basic movements to bring the individual back to embodied experience. Indeed, the first week of the protocol was devoted to the ‘body scan’, an exercise of attention through the body aimed at engaging the client with ‘felt’ bodily experience occurring in real time. It is not my aim to recount the whole of the development of MBCT, but simply to highlight some salient features that would be familiar to any practitioner of meditation within a Buddhist context.

To put this in a psychological context, mindfulness is concerned with the remembrance of the deep truth embodied in reality. As such, it sits on the knife-edge between the psychological and spiritual. Just as the Satipatthana Sutta brings together the mundane observance of bodily process with the most profound teachings of the Buddhist faith, so too, as we engage the object world, we see in the particular things that we encounter both mundane objects and windows into the spiritual dimension. Another way to think about mindfulness, therefore, is as remembrance of the sacred.

To put this in a psychological context, mindfulness is concerned with the remembrance of the deep truth embodied in reality. As such, it sits on the knife-edge between the psychological and spiritual. Just as the Satipatthana Sutta brings together the mundane observance of bodily process with the most profound teachings of the Buddhist faith, so too, as we engage the object world, we see in the particular things that we encounter both mundane objects and windows into the spiritual dimension. Another way to think about mindfulness, therefore, is as remembrance of the sacred.

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