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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