Barre Center for Buddhist Studies interviews Monteiro & Musten on Mindfulness

Buddhist Psychology Ethics Mindfulness Practice!

This article is called “Roots and Ethics” and recently it appeared in the BCBS Insight Journal

Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) have become a wide-spread treatment because of their secular nature. MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) has been extremely successful in introducing large numbers of people to the value of mindfulness practice in coping with common sources of suffering, such as chronic pain. In removing these practices from their original context, Buddhadharma, much was left behind. The role of sīla or ethics, for example, in the cultivation of well-being, is being debated vigorously; Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten, who will teach at BCBS in May of this year, will examine sīla as the intentional leaning of mindfulness-based protocols. As mental health professionals, they are vitally interested in the conversation about these issues.

Insight Journal asked them to talk about how they teach in this context. Read more here…

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