Resources

Links to mindfulness articles, features and news

An attempt to carry out a reliable survey of the writings about mindfulness is no small task, a crude estimate of mindfulness/meditation items in newspapers (online or print) stands at about 200,000. There are thousands of peer-reviewed journal articles and published books. The full canon of traditional works discussing Buddhist mindfulness methods hasn’t been fully catalogued or even translated into English. Therefore any review of mindfulness literature will inevitably be limited. However, as a starting point, this resource page holds links to influential peer reviewed studies, media articles, and other relevant material. As a starting point we will link to material that is cited or discussed by this blog, but if you think there is something particularly important that should be included, let us know what and why from the contact page.

Mindfulness Resources

Bodhi, Bhikkhu. “What does mindfulness really mean? A canonical perspective.” Contemporary Buddhism 12, no. 01 (2011): 19-39 here.

Danziger, Kurt. “The positivist repudiation of Wundt.” Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 15, no. 3 (1979): 205-230 here.

Gethin, Rupert. “On some definitions of mindfulness.” Contemporary Buddhism 12, no. 01 (2011): 263-279 here.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. “Some reflections on the origins of MBSR, skillful means, and the trouble with maps.” Contemporary Buddhism 12, no. 01 (2011): 281-306 here.

Van Dam, Nicholas T., Marieke K. van Vugt, David R. Vago, Laura Schmalzl, Clifford D. Saron, Andrew Olendzki, Ted Meissner et al. “Mind the hype: A critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda for research on mindfulness and meditation.” Perspectives on Psychological Science 13, no. 1 (2018): 36-61 here.

Wundt, Wilhelm. “Über Ausfrageexperimente und über die Methoden zur Psychologie des Denkens.” Psychologische Studien 3 (1907): 301-360 here.


Talking about mindfulness

“Yet the mindfulness movement and empirical evidence supporting it have not gone without criticism. Misinformation and poor methodology associated with past studies of mindfulness may lead public consumers to be harmed, misled, and disappointed.”

Van Dam et al.
Mind the hype: A critical evaluation and prescriptive agenda for research on mindfulness and meditation.