Volume 16 · Number 2 · Pages 236–237
Mindfulness is Phenomenology, Phenomenology is Mindfulness

Harald Walach

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Open peer commentary on the article “Assessing Subjective Processes and Vulnerability in Mindfulness-based Interventions: A Mixed methods Exploratory Study” by Sebastián Medeiros, Carla Crempien, Alejandra Vásquez-Rosati, Javiera Duarte, Catherine Andreu, Álvaro I. Langer, Miguel Ibaceta, Jaime R. Silva & Diego Cosmelli Sánchez. Abstract: Mindfulness is phenomenology and good phenomenology is a kind of methodological mindfulness. Mindfulness is not a Buddhist concept, but a human universal psychological resource. The target article does a good job of putting that into practice in using phenomenology to study experiences of mindfulness practitioners.


Walach H. (2021) Mindfulness is phenomenology, phenomenology is mindfulness. Constructivist Foundations 16(2): 236–237. https://constructivist.info/16/2/236

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