Mindfulness and meditation in the East and the West

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dc.contributor.advisor Lueke, Adam
dc.contributor.author Werner, Madeline
dc.date.accessioned 2023-01-11T19:46:47Z
dc.date.available 2023-01-11T19:46:47Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/203392
dc.description.abstract Mindfulness and meditation have infiltrated the mainstream in the Western world in recent years, but mindfulness and meditation have been acknowledged and practiced for thousands of years. These concepts and practices have their roots in Eastern religions, primarily in Buddhism and Hinduism, but the modern Western mindfulness movement is largely secular and separated from these roots. Western mindfulness leaders, researchers, and advocates primarily present mindfulness and meditation as means to relieving stress and improving overall health and well-being. In contrast, mindfulness and meditation are traditionally practiced for religious and spiritual reasons in the Eastern world. Despite these differences, mindfulness and meditation around the world have been shaped by Eastern and Western influences. Furthermore, regardless of a person’s initial intentions, practicing mindfulness and meditation can provide both secular and spiritual benefits. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.title Mindfulness and meditation in the East and the West en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?) en_US


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