Prof. Katsuhiro Kohara (School of Theology, Director of the Center for the Study of Conscience, Doshisha University)
Prof. Nobuyuki Nukina (Graduate School of Brain Science, Doshisha University)
Prof. Takashi Muto (Faculty of Psychology, Doshisha University)
Doshisha University Center for Wing of Empirically Supported Treatments
Mindfulness meditation, adopted by IT corporations such as Google and Intel, has widely gained its recognition in the world of business. Management of the mind and mental health is indispensable now, not just for those in business but for modern people, who are constantly under stress of many different kinds. It need hardly be said that religion has traditionally dealt with such issues, but in recent years, there have been approaches from brain science and psychology, recognizing the positive effects of “mindfulness” as a form of cognitive behavioral therapy.
Looking into such circumstances, we will seek a path leading to “consciencefulness” from “mindfulness” in this symposium. We also plan to practice mindfulness meditation together with the participants.