On some definitions of mindfulness

@article{Gethin2011OnSD,
  title={On some definitions of mindfulness},
  author={R. Gethin},
  journal={Contemporary Buddhism},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={263-279}
}
  • R. Gethin
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary Buddhism
The Buddhist technical term was first translated as ‘mindfulness’ by T.W. Rhys Davids in 1881. Since then various authors, including Rhys Davids, have attempted definitions of what precisely is meant by mindfulness. Initially these were based on readings and interpretations of ancient Buddhist texts. Beginning in the 1950s some definitions of mindfulness became more informed by the actual practice of meditation. In particular, Nyanaponika’s definition appears to have had significant influence… Expand
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