Author: Yanqin Peng1, Ziyu Zhang2
1 Department of Psychology, School of Education, Soochow University, No. 199, Renai Road, Suzhou, 215123, Jiangsu, China.
2 Department of Psychology, School of Education, Soochow University, No. 199, Renai Road, Suzhou, 215123, Jiangsu, China. email@example.com.
Conference/Journal: J Relig Health
Date published: 2022 Sep 9
Other: Special Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10943-022-01655-w. , Word Count: 111
Mindfulness has become an area of great interest in Western psychology, but it has been criticized for its de-religionization. Based on Chinese Confucianist Liu Zongzhou's concept of shendu (; vigilance in solitude), this study attempts to present a complete overview of the Confucian mindfulness meditation system from the theoretical basis and training method. The unique value of Confucian mindfulness meditation is that it directly points to morality, which can make up for the deficiency of mindfulness in Western psychology. Furthermore, Confucian mindfulness meditation can provide more suitable training methods for individuals who are culturally Chinese.
Keywords: Advanced mental function; Confucian mindfulness; Meditation; Morality; Vigilance in solitude.
PMID: 36076133 DOI: 10.1007/s10943-022-01655-w