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Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness 1/2015

01-02-2015 | COMMENTARY

From Mindfulness to Right Mindfulness: the Intersection of Awareness and Ethics

Auteurs: Mark T. Greenberg, Joy L. Mitra

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 1/2015

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Monteiro et al. ( 2015) have raised important concerns regarding the role of ethics in contemporary models of mindfulness interventions. We agree that this is a central and compelling question in the cultural translation of mindfulness and of meditative practice when utilized in Western secular settings. Here, we address some foundational issues relating to the association of mindfulness and secular ethics that we hope will contribute to this discussion. In doing so, we consider mindfulness to be not only a specific set of meditative practices, but also an integral part of the eightfold path in which right speech, right action, right livelihood, etc., are intrinsically linked. Our view involves a broader translation of the term “mindfulness,” in accord with that of Bodhi ( 2011), in which mindfulness necessarily encompasses ethical speech and action as part of a complex set of interrelated processes, which include discernment, discrimination, remembrance, and imagination. This expanded definition moves us from mindfulness toward “right mindfulness” by incorporation of an ethical foundation that may be explicitly taught or implicitly communicated by the embodiment of such values in a teacher. …

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Metagegevens
Titel
From Mindfulness to Right Mindfulness: the Intersection of Awareness and Ethics
Auteurs
Mark T. Greenberg
Joy L. Mitra
Publicatiedatum
01-02-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 1/2015
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-014-0384-1