Changes in self-concept, ego defense mechanisms, and religiosity following seven-day Vipassana meditation retreats

@article{Emavardhana1997ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in self-concept, ego defense mechanisms, and religiosity following seven-day Vipassana meditation retreats},
  author={T. Emavardhana and C. Tori},
  journal={Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion},
  year={1997},
  volume={36},
  pages={194-206}
}
To enhance psychological adjustment, Vipassana meditation assists individuals to perceive the transitory nature of the self. Because the consequences of this potentially troubling insight are not well understood, changes in self-concept and ego defense mechanisms of two cohorts (N 1 = 222, N 2 = 216) of young (M = 18.03 years) Thai participants who attended separate seven-day Vipassana meditation retreats and a nontreated control group (N = 281) were compared. Multivariate statistical analysis… Expand
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