Contemporary Meditation Research in Conversation with Traditions of Christian MeditationDr. Cullan Joyce
278 Victoria Parade
East Melbourne 3002
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This paper discusses some ways that contemporary meditation research, in particular, research into mindfulness meditation, affect the interpretation of traditions of religious meditation. Using a case study, it discusses how defining meditation as an operation of cognitive behaviors can enhance the interpretation of the Christian ascetic, Maximus the Confessor. It then examines some ways that Maximus' approach to meditation practice require expanding upon the standard categories utilized in operational definitions of mindfulness. Practical details
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