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    Buddhist Meditation

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    it seeks to find enlightenment through meditation. Meditation is a core expression of spirituality in the Buddhism faith. Meditation is a means of transforming the mind and is practiced with techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotion positivity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things (Project Meditation, 2007). Buddhist meditation is an ancient spiritual expression which has been around since around 500B.C, where Siddhartha Gautama was said to have achieved enlightenment while…

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    detained increasing populations of inmates in this system. The Buddhist…

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    Introduction Meditation is a practice that continues to flourish in the religion of Buddhism throughout the countries in South and Southeast Asia. It has been a prominent practice for thousands of years and many people who practice meditation do it as a form of discipline. Self-discipline is a main focus point in Buddhism since it is one of the methods in seeking enlightenment. Meditation was a practice that the Buddha himself once indulged in, in order to find enlightenment. In the Buddhist…

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    Walking into the Rime Buddhist Monastery was an experience unlike any other I have ever had. Upon opening the doors was a shrine of Buddha, surrounded with offerings of candles and incense. The friendly peopled welcomed me warmly, openly answering questions I had. Even though the Monastery was a new experience, it opened doors allowing me to view inside another culture, even momentarily to understand a completely new philosophy, different from the one taught by my family. Information boards…

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    music, and avoided any sort off distraction. Turned off my cellular device and whatsoever disturbances. As I listened, I guided my focus to the detail of the melody: the tempo, the contrasting organ or resound at differing intervals, the interlude, fine-tune and the scene lyric. I begin to observe the way the music was impacting my body as I listen: my inhalation, my keenness and my body rhythm changed. I guided my focus to the music and my attention to the whole of my body, my bodily…

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    Another version of MBIs is the practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which was desined specifically for treating those suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is characterized by unstable emotive and cognitive processes—symptoms that mindfulness training largely targets. DBT is highly effective in treating these clients and “…has been shown to reduce self-mutilation and suicidal behavior in chronically suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder [and]…

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    Shakuhachi Research Paper

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    For my encounter I listened to "Shakuhachi: the Music of the Universe”. While at home for spring break, I woke up one morning and listened to the music that this flute type instrument creates, and it gave me a very relaxing mood to start off my day. I have grown up in the mid-West and can say that I look at most of these regions with a western perspective and can say that before this class I thought Buddhism was a little ridiculous. The flute that ultimately creates the music is made of bamboo…

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    (e.g. meditation, attention awareness exercises, breathing exercises, and body scanning), (Shonin, Van Gordon, & Griffiths, 2014). In the last decade, business settings have developed mindfulness programs to boost productivity, decrease stress, and improve overall well-being of their employees (Chen, 2015). The cultivation of mindfulness has roots in Buddhism, and gained its popularity by “new-age” practices over the years, and is now transformed into non-secular “one-size fits all” work…

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    Mindfulness”, she focuses on children being taught mindfulness through meditation in the classrooms. She argues that while meditation may help and benefit a child mentally and emotionally, she is worried that these children will shape into what she calls it, “corporation humanoids”. Although Strauss explains why meditation is becoming a popular practice within businesses and schools and uses evidence to back up these claims, at the same time she is worried whether meditation will shape children…

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    As I began my field research exploration of Buddhism, I knew that I had some preconceived notions and expectations because of my own experiences at Buddhist institutions. Through my personal meditations at the Land of the Medicine Buddha from 2014- present, I have begun to learn how to practice silencing my mind in order to be more present and mindful of my current state. I have begun to live more morally and compassionately through my own desire to live a well conducted and disciplined life.…

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