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Episode 6: Mindfulness and Buddhism

Episode 6: Mindfulness and Buddhism

Mindfulness is big business these days. But how did a Buddhist practice become so prevalent in contemporary Western life, and just how far has contemporary mindfulness strayed from its Buddhist origins? To find out, A/Prof Patrick Stokes chats with Dr Leesa Davis, lecturer in philosophy at Deakin and author of Advaita Vedanta and Zen Buddhism: Deconstructive Modes of Spiritual Inquiry (2010).

Duration: 26 min

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