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Mindfulness i svenska kontexter

Författare och institution:
Katarina Plank (Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion)
Publicerad i:
Religionsvidenskabeligt tidskrift, ( 61 ) s. 50-69
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Sammanfattning (abstract):
Mindfulness can be found in three distinctly different contexts in Sweden: therapeutic, commercial and religious. Its greatest expansion can be found within the Swedish health care system, where mindfulness-based therapies and interventions can be used, and among private operators selling mindfulness courses to both the public and private sectors. Here, mindfulness is decontextualised and detraditionalised and presented as a universal life skill without any religious belonging. However, there is a difference: the therapeutic use of mindfulness encourages the individual to delevop metacognition and the ability to decentre, while the commercial use of mindfulness puts greater emphasis on sensory experiences. In the religious context, sati (the Pali term translated into mindfulness) is an integral part of a Buddhist soteriological system aimed at freeing the individual from worldly bonds. This shift in conceptualising mindfulness reflects a general trend in Western countries where spirituality replaces religion.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Filosofi, etik och religion ->
Mindfulness, Buddhist meditation, vipassana, mindfulness based interventions, health, therapy, Swedish health care system, Buddhism in the West, Sweden
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2014-08-13 15:31

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