Chris Goto-Jones

 

 


 

Educated in Cambridge, Keiō (Tokyo), and Oxford Universities, Chris Goto-Jones is Dean of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Victoria. He is also a Professorial Research Fellow at SOAS, University of London, and guest Professor in the Honours Academy at Leiden University, where he was previously Professor of Comparative Philosophy & Political Thought, Professor of Modern Japan Studies, and founding Dean of Leiden University College, The Hague. He is a VICI laureate of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), and Director the Mental Praxis project concerning Mindfulness and Philosophy. He is a fully trained and experienced teacher of Mindfulness, meditation, and various martial arts; he is also a supervisor of Mindfulness teachers.




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Dec 5th 2016

Interest in meditation, mindfulness, and contemplation has grown exponentially in recent years. Rather than being seen as mystical practices from ancient Buddhism or esoteric philosophy, they are increasingly seen as technologies rooted in evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Mindfulness has become the basis for numerous therapeutic interventions, both as a treatment in healthcare and as a means of enhancing well-being and happiness. For millions around the world, mindfulness has become a life-style choice, enhancing and enriching everyday experience. Mindfulness is big business.

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