Mindfulness in education at the intersection of science, religion, and healing

  title={Mindfulness in education at the intersection of science, religion, and healing},
  author={Oren Ergas},
  journal={Critical Studies in Education},
  pages={58 - 72}
  • Oren Ergas
  • Published 2 January 2014
  • Education
  • Critical Studies in Education
This paper investigates mindfulness as a case study of a ‘subjective turn’ in education reflecting a postsecular age. The practice of mindfulness originates in an ancient Buddhist teaching prescribed as part of the path to enlightenment. In spite of its origins, it is becoming widespread within diverse secularly conceived social and educational settings. The paper offers a historical review of this phenomenon and analyzes why and how mindfulness has become the spearhead within a burgeoning… 

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