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Understanding Mindfulness through Buddhist Contemplative Practice

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Center scholar John Dunne is working on a project tentatively titled, Understanding Mindfulness: An Exploration of Buddhist Contemplative Practice. This book is conceived as a study of meditation practice inspired by the emergence of contemporary modes of mindfulness practice and their sometimes controversial relationship to classical Buddhist theory and practice.

Key themes include:

  • Divergent Buddhist models of mind and its dysfunction
  • The role of conceptuality and affect in contemplative practice
  • Competing interpretations of mindfulness that emerge from dualistic and nondual contexts
  • Implications of the nondual approach for contemporary clinical applications

People Working on This Study

John D. Dunne
Core Faculty at the Center for Healthy Minds, Distinguished Chair in Contemplative Humanities, Professor of Asian Languages & Cultures

Media Related to this Project

Is Buddhism Scientific or Religious?
Jan 07, 2019
Center faculty John Dunne ponders the assertion that Buddhism is more like a science of the mind than a religion
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