The science and clinical application of mindfulness and meditation

mindfulness

The Contemplative Studies Centre fuses contemplative wisdom, innovative research, lifelong education, authentic dialogue and practice in the pursuit of knowledge to allow us, our society, and our world to flourish. In this video, the Centre Director Dr Nicholas Van Dam gives one presentation on mindfulness and meditation.

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What Mindfulness Is (Not)

The BuddhaEvery moment of consciousness is accompanied by an emotional response, and this is where mindfulness is properly situated on the Buddhist maps of experience. Mindfulness is a quality of emotional response, a particular intentional stance and attitude toward the object of experience that shapes and textures how it is experienced by consciousness.

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