Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps

  title={Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps},
  author={Jon Kabat‐Zinn},
  journal={Contemporary Buddhism},
The author recounts some of the early history of what is now known as MBSR, and its relationship to mainstream medicine and the science of the mind/body connection and health. He stresses the importance that MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions be grounded in a universal dharma understanding that is congruent with Buddhadharma but not constrained by its historical, cultural and religious manifestations associated with its counties of origin and their unique traditions. He locates… 

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