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23-06-2020 | MINDFULNESS IN PRACTICE

Mantram Repetition: a Portable Practice for Being Mindful

Auteurs: Jill E. Bormann, Jim J. Kane, Doug Oman

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 8/2020

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Repetition of a mantram at various times throughout the day is a widespread and ancient practice that can be used to foster mindfulness as well as manage stress and cultivate resilience. This is sometimes called portable mantram repetition to distinguish it from using a mantram (or mantra) as a focus in sitting meditation. According to many traditions and teachers, the greatest spiritual benefit from portable repetition of a mantram or short prayer phrase comes from repeating it on as many occasions as possible. In our modern world, engaging in portable mantram repetition means finding ways to silently repeat one’s mantram at many free moments throughout one’s daily routines—such as when walking, when waiting, or on many other occasions as described below. Perhaps the fullest description of how to engage in portable mantram repetition comes to us from Indian-born spiritual teacher Sri Eknath Easwaran (1910–1999). In this article, we explain Easwaran’s (2008, 2013) approach on how to begin using a mantram in one’s own daily living. …
Literatuur
go back to reference Easwaran, E. (2008). The mantram handbook: a practical guide to choosing your mantram and calming your mind. Tomales: Nilgiri Press. Easwaran, E. (2008). The mantram handbook: a practical guide to choosing your mantram and calming your mind. Tomales: Nilgiri Press.
go back to reference Easwaran, E. (2013). Strength in the storm: transform stress, live in balance and find peace of mind. Tomales: Nilgiri Press. Easwaran, E. (2013). Strength in the storm: transform stress, live in balance and find peace of mind. Tomales: Nilgiri Press.
Metagegevens
Titel
Mantram Repetition: a Portable Practice for Being Mindful
Auteurs
Jill E. Bormann
Jim J. Kane
Doug Oman
Publicatiedatum
23-06-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 8/2020
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01440-4

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