Afterword: Worlds of Mindful Practices

  • Piet Strydom


Engaging in an exercise of reflection, this afterword takes up major issues raised by the various chapters in order to place them in their broader theoretical context in a way that could support an integral appreciated of the anthology as a whole. Given the contributors’ diverse perspectives and themes, these reflections of necessity take the concept of practical spirituality in its broadest sense so as to be able to cover the wide variety of worlds of mindful practices.


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  • Piet Strydom
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  1. 1.Department of SociologySchool of Sociology and Philosophy University College CorkCorkIreland

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