Category Archives: MBSR

Putting the Meditator at the Centre of the Research

Do you meditate or practice mindfulness? I am currently undertaking an academic survey into meditation and wellbeing. I would like to ask meditators over the age of 18 to complete a short anonymous questionnaire about their practice (it should take … Continue reading

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No Agreement over the Meaning of the Term Mindfulness

Title: What does mindfulness really mean? A canonical perspective Author: Bhikkhu Bodhi Year: 2011 Summary: The mindfulness movement is inextricably linked with Buddhism, both Buddhist teachings and meditation practice. It is then of particular interest when Buddhist scholars of the … Continue reading

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The Origins of MBSR; Zen and Mindfulness

Title: Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn Year: 2011 Summary: In this frank an open exposition of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s development of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) system, readers … Continue reading

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Reliability in the Definition of Mindfulness

Title: On Some Definitions of Mindfulness Author: Rupert Gethin Year: 2011 Summary: Rupert Gethin cites Rhys Davids as the first person to translate the concept of mindfulness from the Pali sati or the Sanskrit smrti, although he stresses subsequent difficulties … Continue reading

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Mindfulness Practice Leads To Increases in Regional Brain Grey Matter Density

Author: Britta K. Hölzela, James Carmodyc, Mark Vangela, Christina Congletona, Sita M. Yerramsettia, Tim Garda, Sara W. Lazara Year: 2011 Title: Mindfulness practice leads to increases in regional brain grey matter density Summary: An investigation into the neural mechanisms that … Continue reading

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