Meditation as Medicine: A Critique
Short Title: Meditation as Medicine
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n.d.
Sources ID: 22304
Zotero Collections: Contemplation by Applied Subject, Health Care and Contemplation
In this article the author examines the use of meditation as an aid to conventional medicine, examines the increased research on the subject, and offers a critique of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the therapeutic meditation method developed by molecular biologist Jon Kabat-Zinn. A number of topics are addressed including Kabat-Zinn's perception of MBSR as Buddhist meditation without a religious element, the moral framework of yoga and meditation, and the lack of interaction and community in the practice of MBSR.