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
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781536140828
ISBN (Print)9781536140811
StatePublished - Aug 28 2018


  • African American
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Diversity
  • Health
  • Judaism
  • Mindfulness
  • Muslim
  • Native American
  • Refugee
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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