Mindfulness Meditation and the Perception of Beauty: Implications for an Ecological Well-Being

  title={Mindfulness Meditation and the Perception of Beauty: Implications for an Ecological Well-Being},
  author={{\'A}lvaro I. Langer and Carlos Schmidt and Edwin Krogh},
Meditation is a first-person method for contemplating ourselves and the world, with more than 2500 years of history, rooted in the philosophical and contemplative traditions of the east. The present chapter aims to explore this worldview in order to demonstrate its relevance to our capacity for the appreciation of beauty. To this end, the aesthetic experience, the contemplative experience and their relationship with the practice of mindfulness are analysed. We suggest that the contemplative… 
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