Mindfulness and contemplative practices for diverse cultures

Dessa Bergen-Cico, Jeffrey Proulx

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Mindfulness-based practices can benefit people physically and psychologically; and they may be particularly beneficial for vulnerable populations who face socio-economic challenges and lack access to quality healthcare. Societies are increasingly multicultural with rich blended spiritual and cultural histories that can serve as either bridges or barriers to mindfulness-based practices. The challenge is to find the salient and common cross-cultural teachings and attitudinal foundations that can support the cultivation of mindfulness-based practices for people across all socio-economic strata that embrace diverse cultural experiences.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEmpirical Studies of Contemplative Practices
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781536140828
StatePublished - 2018


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