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Center for Mindfulness

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Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Psychiatry and Psychology


Excerpt: What I intend to do in this paper is offer a non-exhaustive perspective on the original core aspirations, as I experienced them, behind introducing mindfulness as a practice and as a way of being into the mainstream world, initially through medicine and health care in the form of MBSR, and then—as the meme and practice took root and interest spread with increasing evidence of its multifaceted efficacy—to varying degrees into education, business, social justice, politics, and the more global domain of acknowledging a moral and exceedingly practical responsibility for the planet on the part of our species as a whole.


mindfulness, stress, dharma

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Mindfulness (N Y). 2017;8(5):1125-1135. doi: 10.1007/s12671-017-0758-2. Epub 2017 Jun 29. Link to article on publisher's site

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