Friday, April 20, 2018

Mindfulness is a religion, and it’s not Christian

Is your school, community or church pushing "mindfulness" as a non-religious activity to reduce stress and anxiety and do they also offer other religious practices? "“Mindfulness” is rooted in Buddhism and seeks to bring about a state of active, open attention on the present by which one observes his or her thoughts and feelings as if from a distance, without judging them to be good or bad. Although it is promoted as a non-spiritual practice used as a means of vanquishing stress and anxiety, it is practiced through one of several forms of Buddhist meditation, such as “Breathing Space Meditation,” “Body Scan Meditation” and “Expanding Awareness Meditation.” " Susan Brinkmann

Here's some at Ohio State University where I worked, which by the way doesn't offer tax supported Christian prayer and meditation.

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