Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness’

Spanish church warns against mindfulness Comments 0

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

Spain’s Catholic bishops have warned that the increasingly popular use of Mindfulness is incompatible with “Christian prayer practices”, and cautioned Catholics they risk “effectively abandoning the faith” if they engage in it. “Our pace of life, marked by activism, competitiveness and consumerism, generates emptiness, stress and anguish”, said the Bishops Conference’s Commission for Doctrine of Read more

Mindfulness leading to increased productivity Comments 0

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Since I started meditating two years ago, my practice has been shamefully sporadic. When I do manage to stop what I’m doing and sit down, device-free, I find following my breath to be a relief from—and a contrast to—what happens at work. But as David Gelles observes in his new book, that contrast is dissolving, Read more

Christian parents object to Buddhist “mindfulness” Comments 0

Friday, August 29th, 2014

A bitter dispute is raging in the northern Southland town of Riversdale due to the school wanting to introduce a calming technique for its pupils in the wake of bullying. It is understood some Christian parents at Riversdale are furious the school wants to introduce the “mindfulness” technique, claiming it has Buddhism origins. Read more Read more