Like Rocks and Mountains: A Contemplative Science Program Under Threat

Like Rocks and Mountains: A Contemplative Science Program Under Threat

Frances Garrett is an Associate Professor of Buddhist Studies and Tibetan Studies in the Department for the Study of Religion and Director of the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health program at the University of Toronto. In December when my cousin Kristin died, I was living in a windswept cedar-shingled house perched on a stone foundation…

OP-ED: Critical Mindfulness in Contemplative Education

OP-ED: Critical Mindfulness in Contemplative Education

Dr. Nadine Levy, Nan Tien Institute  In secular educational settings, mindfulness is taught primarily with reference to its observable and measurable scientific benefits. Educators often refer to findings of brain imaging studies that reveal mindfulness can significantly alter brain structure in ways that would appear to make it particularly applicable to modern life. As a…