A Buddhist-based meditation practice for care and healing: An introduction and its application
Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
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International Journal of Nursing Practice
Special Issue: The Journal of Nursing & Human Sciences (JNHS) Special Themed Issue: Healing Practices and Healthcare. Guest Editor: Perri J Bomar. Wiley has published this supplement with financial support from Chiba University Graduate School of Nursing, Japan
Volume 19, Issue Supplement S2, pages 15–23, April 2013
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International Journal of Nursing Practice 2013; 19 (Suppl. 2): 15–23 A Buddhist-based meditation practice for care and healing: An introduction and its application, , .
- Issue published online: 26 APR 2013
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 12 FEB 2013
- ‘dependent arising’;
- efficacy of meditation;
This paper outlines Buddhist-based meditation in terms of its spiritual, psychotherapeutic, physiological and neuroscientific perspectives. In the latter part of this paper, a pilot study is discussed, in which Japanese university students volunteered to practice meditation at home and complete questionnaires. T-tests were performed to compare with the non-meditated control group. Although only a small number in the experimental group completed the study, our analyses demonstrated that students benefited from meditation and showed significant increases in their sense of coherence, self-esteem and purpose in life. Lastly, practical implications of meditation in contemporary Japanese society are discussed.