Mindfulness in Behavioral Health

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness

Editors: Shonin, Edo, Van Gordon, William, Singh, Nirbhay N. (Eds.)

  • ​Explores the spiritual essence of mindfulness in its clinical Westernized form
  • Examines use of meditation-related Buddhist terminology and principles in scientific literature
  • Establishes robust foundations for ongoing integration of meditation and mindfulness into Western psychological domains
  • Offers a structured system to interpret and delineate Buddhist meditative principles as part of a unified operational approach​
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​This book explores a wide range of mindfulness and meditative practices and traditions across Buddhism. It deepens contemporary understanding of mindfulness by examining its relationship with key Buddhist teachings, such as the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eight-Fold Path. In addition, the volume explores how traditional mindfulness can be more meaningfully incorporated into current psychological research and clinical practice with individuals and groups (e.g., through the Buddhist Psychological Model).

Key topics featured in this volume include:

  • Ethics and mindfulness in Pāli Buddhism and their implications for secular mindfulness-based applications.
  • Mindfulness of emptiness and the emptiness of mindfulness.
  • Buddhist teachings that support the psychological principles in a mindfulness program.
  • A practical contextualization and explanatory framework for mindfulness-based interventions.
  • Mindfulness in an authentic, transformative, everyday Zen practice.
  • Pristine mindfulness.

Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness is an indispensable resource for clinical psychologists, and affiliated medical and mental health professionals, including specialists in complementary and alternative medicine as well as social work as well as teachers of Buddhism and meditation.

About the authors

Venerable Edo Shonin has been a Buddhist monk for 30 years and is Spiritual Director of the international Mahayana Bodhayati School of Buddhism. He is Research Director of the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research and a research psychologist at the Nottingham Trent University (UK). He sits on the International Advisory Board for the journal Mindfulness and is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. He is internationally known for his work and has more than 100 academic publications relating to the scientific study of mindfulness and Buddhist practice.

Venerable William Van Gordon has been a Buddhist monk for 10 years and is Operations Director of the international Mahayana Bodhayati School of Buddhism. He is co-founder of the Awake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research and is a research psychologist based at the Nottingham Trent University (UK). He is currently Principal Investigator on a number of randomized controlled trials investigating the applications of an intervention known as Meditation Awareness Training (MAT) in clinical and occupational settings. He sits on the editorial board for the International Journal of Buddhism and has more than 100 academic publications relating to the scientific study of Buddhism and associated meditative approaches.

Nirbhay N. Singh is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia, USA. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Director of the Commonwealth Institute for Family Studies, Richmond, Virginia. His research interests include mindfulness, behavioral and psychopharmacological treatments of individuals with disabilities, and assistive technology for supporting individual

s with severe/profound and multiple disabilities. He is the Editor-in-Chief of two journals: Journal of Child and Family Studies and Mindfulness; and Editor of three book series: Mindfulness in Behavioral Health, Evidence-based Practice in Behavioral Health, and Children and Families.

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“This book explores a wide range of mindfulness and meditative practices and traditions across Buddhism and reveals how it can be incorporated into current psychological research and clinical practice. … indispensable to those who would like a deeper contemporary understanding of Buddhist foundations of mindfulness. If you are going to read one book to truly understand Buddhist perspectives on mindfulness, this book is it.” (Ramasamy Manikam, Mindfulness, Vol. 7, 2016)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Mindfulness and Buddhist Practice

    Shonin, Edo (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

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  • Mindfulness and the Four Noble Truths

    Van Gordon, William (et al.)

    Pages 9-27

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  • Mindfulness and the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path

    Huxter, Malcolm

    Pages 29-53

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  • Understanding and Practicing the Ānāpānasati-sutta

    Anālayo, Bhikkhu

    Pages 55-69

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  • Understanding and Practicing the Satipaṭṭhāna-sutta

    Anālayo, Bhikkhu

    Pages 71-88

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eBook 63,06 €
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Hardcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-18590-3
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Softcover 77,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-49866-9
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Softcover 135,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-36123-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Buddhist Foundations of Mindfulness
Editors
  • Edo Shonin
  • William Van Gordon
  • Nirbhay N. Singh
Series Title
Mindfulness in Behavioral Health
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18591-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18591-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18590-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49866-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36123-9
Series ISSN
2195-9579
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 365
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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