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Buddhism in the west / mindfulness and health

by: Marjolijn

Buddhism in the west / mindfulness and health THEO-368

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Notes on Buddhism in the west and how mindfulness can be connected to mental health.
Karen Enriquez
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Marjolijn on Monday April 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to THEO-368 at Xavier University taught by Karen Enriquez in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see Buddhism in Religious Studies at Xavier University.

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Date Created: 04/25/16
Buddhism in the west Spread in the US Parliament of the worlds religions (Chicago 1893) Buddhist Immigration 19th century: Chinese and Japanese immigrants in Hawaii and California 1950’s 1960s: indo-china and tibet Immigration Act of 1965 Wars After ww2: japan Korean war Zen: simplicity, spontaneity, direct experience, anti-authoritatian and iconoclastic Rational Philosophy American Zenophilia Mindfullness and mental health: “Leaning in” as speaker talked about. MSBR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction MBCT - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy DBT - Dialectical Based Training ACT - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Buddhism and well-being - buddha as physician - 4 noble truths: diagnosis and prognosis - Health: not just lack of physical affliction in the body ant any particular time, but is rather a deeper experience of well-being that is accessed when the mind no longer clings in the presence of pain. mindfulness as healing: In moments of stillness you come to realize that air are already whole, already complete in your beings even if your body is afflicted Samantha meditation: mind stable, focused… body is experienced as as bathed in pleasant, blissful sensations.


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