Brendan Ozawa-de Silva on Secular Practices

“Meditation does not necessarily have to be understood as religious. Perhaps meditation draws upon universal features of the mind and body.”
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University, speaks about Cognitively-Based Compassion Training and the secularization of contemplative religious practices.

This podcast was recorded during the 2013 Advanced Studies Institute (ASI) Conference on Mindfulness in Cultural Context. The 2014 ASI theme is “The Politics of Diversity: Pluralism, Multiculturalism and Mental Health”. For more information and to register, please visit the Division of Transcultural Psychiatry’s main site.

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