Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life

  • Malgorzata Powietrzynska
  • Kenneth Tobin

Part of the Bold Visions in Educational Research book series (BVER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
    1. Kenneth Tobin
      Pages 1-24
  2. Mindfulness in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz
      Pages 47-58
    3. Joanna Higgins, Raewyn Eden, Azra Moeed
      Pages 59-72
    4. Sonam Daker, Jambay Lhamo, Sonam Rinchen
      Pages 73-88
    5. Linda Noble
      Pages 89-102
    6. Shannon Murphy
      Pages 103-114
    7. Carolina Rodrigues De Souza, Mauricio Pietrocola
      Pages 115-133
    8. Debra Mitchell, Deborah J. Tippins, Young Ae Kim, Gretchen D. Perkins, Heather A. Rudolph
      Pages 135-158
    9. Young Ae Kim, Gretchen D. Perkins, Heather A. Rudolph, Debra Mitchell, Deborah Tippins
      Pages 159-184
  3. Mindfulness and Wellness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Heather A. Rudolph
      Pages 187-198
    3. Peter Waldman
      Pages 199-212
    4. Malgorzata Powietrzynska
      Pages 213-234
    5. Federica Raia, Mario C. Deng
      Pages 235-257
    6. Amy Goods
      Pages 259-269
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 271-280

About this book


Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life invites readers to explore the role mindfulness can play in mediating how we enact social life in today’s increasingly challenging and challenged world. The educators and researchers who have contributed to this book use mindfulness as a lens to address and untangle what is becoming a profoundly complicated way of being within the reality of global capitalism. Education is framed broadly – the research transcends the walls of classrooms and includes museums, nursing homes, hospitals, AA meetings, and homes. Hence, the chapters feature participants occupying varied social positions and spaces that may be situated in different parts of the globe. The authors address two overarching and dialectically related themes of mindfulness and wellness and collectively the chapters expand possibilities for readers to act mindfully in a world in which wellness and wellbeing are pervasive concerns as a fragile Earth adapts to a dynamic flux of human-led changes that threaten the future of lifeworlds that support humanity and myriad species that face extinction. The authors do not offer oversimplified solutions to dramatically switch direction and preserve life, as we have known it. Instead, the ideas that emerge from the research presented in this volume expand possibilities for informed conduct, self-help, and educating citizens with a goal of individuals and collectives transforming lifeworlds by embracing mindfulness-saturated ontologies.


Mindfulness meditation teaching learning transformative practices interventions complementary medical knowledge systems wellness

Editors and affiliations

  • Malgorzata Powietrzynska
    • 1
  • Kenneth Tobin
    • 2
  1. 1.SUNY Brooklyn EOCUSA
  2. 2.The Graduate Center of CUNYUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2016
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6300-570-8
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