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Equanimity plays an important role in Buddhist psychology. In the last few years it also gained traction in psychological research, particularly in relation to meditation and mindfulness. Although equanimity research is still limited, first results indicate that it may be an important driver for some of the positive effects mindfulness-based approaches yield. For years evidence […]
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Here we summarise a long list of proposed mechanisms of meditation that outline how positive change resulting from mindfulness meditation and other meditation practices comes about. In addition to a list of these mechanisms, we also consider different models that offer integrated views on how the mechanisms work and interact, including Buddhist and therapeutic perspectives. […]
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Mindfulness Meditation Exercises This growing section introduces and offers guidance for key mindfulness meditation exercises. Most of them are part and parcel of standard mindfulness programmes but can also be used on their own. Key points to explain before getting started with meditation This video conveys key information that is useful to consider before […]
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While mindfulness-based and compassion-focused meditation practices are well-known in psychological and scientific circles, trust-based approaches have not yet received much consideration. One reason might be that they are not so readily extracted from their spiritual, Buddhist context. Usually practiced within different Vajrayāna traditions, they also tend to be less accessible. Nevertheless, I decided to include […]
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Compassion-focused meditations are central to most forms of Buddhism and are of central importance in Mahāyāna Buddhism. In particular simpler forms, such as Loving Kindness Meditations or Self-Compassion meditations are increasingly being used in psychological / therapeutic contexts. Up to now, Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion Meditations are also the most widely researched forms of compassion-focused […]
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What is mindfulness meditation and how did it come about? The history of mindfulness-based stress reduction Mindfulness meditation entered public awareness through the pioneering work of Jon Kabat-Zinn (2007). In the late 1970s, he extracted a few basic meditation practices from their Buddhist framework to introduce them as universally applicable – non-spiritual – exercises. His […]
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Given the rising popularity of meditation as a means to improve mental and physical health and wellbeing, it may seem surprising that meditation may also have negative effects. It is, however, even more surprising, how little research into such negative side effects has been conducted, while research into positive health outcomes is booming. Notwithstanding, research […]
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With current use of umbrella terms, a 5-minute meditation exercise from a popular phone application might be treated the same as a 3-month meditation retreat. (Van Dam, et al 2018) When referring to meditation on these pages, we mainly focus on practices that are loosely related to Buddhist types of mind training – although, where […]
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