Concentration is the Seed

Conscious Attention in Educational Scenarios
  • Xicoténcatl Martínez Ruiz
Part of the Bold Visions in Educational Research book series (BVER)


In this chapter I explore the relevance of conscious attention and its potential in the sphere of educational purposes. Education illustrates concrete applications of conscious attention in our time. Specifically, I introduce the idea that a secular treatment of techniques of attention and concentration, embraced by the Sanskrit word and concept dhāraṇā, and as part of the Indian tradition, can reveal pathways to approach one of the problems confronted by young people as well as by the Mexican educational system, as in other parts of the world: violence, high sense of egocentrism, and a higher risk of stress.


Present Moment Meditation Practice Indian Philosophy Indian Tradition Reading Literacy 
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