Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

Education and law : court rulings on prayer and Bible reading -- Transcendental meditation : from Malnak v.

Author: Candy Gunther Brown

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ISBN: 9781469648484

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Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular educational tools, Candy Gunther Brown asks whether religion is truly left out of the equation in the context of public-school curricula. An expert witness in four legal challenges, Brown scrutinized unpublished trial records, informant interviews, and legal precedents, as well as insider documents, some revealing promoters of "Vedic victory" or "stealth Buddhism" for public-school kids. The legal challenges are fruitful cases for Brown's analysis of the concepts of religious and secular. While notions of what makes something religious or secular are crucial to those who study religion, they have special significance in the realm of public and legal norms. They affect how people experience their lives, raise their children, and navigate educational systems. The question of religion in public education, Brown shows, is no longer a matter of jurisprudence focused largely on establishment of a Protestant Bible or nonsectarian prayer. Instead, it now reflects an increasingly diverse American religious landscape. Reconceptualizing secularization as transparency and religious voluntarism, Brown argues for an opt-in model for public-school programs.

Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools

61 Explicitly, mindfulness has secular purposes; implicitly, secular institutions
would not endorse mindfulness if it were religious. School MBPs typically adapt
MBSR, MBCT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and/or Dialectical
Behavior ...

Author: Candy Gunther Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469648490

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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Yoga and mindfulness activities, with roots in Asian traditions such as Hinduism or Buddhism, have been brought into growing numbers of public schools since the 1970s. While they are commonly assumed to be secular educational tools, Candy Gunther Brown asks whether religion is truly left out of the equation in the context of public-school curricula. An expert witness in four legal challenges, Brown scrutinized unpublished trial records, informant interviews, and legal precedents, as well as insider documents, some revealing promoters of "Vedic victory" or "stealth Buddhism" for public-school children. The legal challenges are fruitful cases for Brown's analysis of the concepts of religious and secular. While notions of what makes something religious or secular are crucial to those who study religion, they have special significance in the realm of public and legal norms. They affect how people experience their lives, raise their children, and navigate educational systems. The question of religion in public education, Brown shows, is no longer a matter of jurisprudence focused largely on the establishment of a Protestant Bible or nonsectarian prayer. Instead, it now reflects an increasingly diverse American religious landscape. Reconceptualizing secularization as transparency and religious voluntarism, Brown argues for an opt-in model for public-school programs.

Zen Judaism

Not surprisingly, a study49 published in Behaviour Research and Therapy found
that mindfulness-based interventions in schools fail to deliver positive results.
Candy Gunther Brown points in her book Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in
Public ...

Author: Christopher L. Schilling

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 303071506X

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Resurgence

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selected few for Major Public Function in June . ... Tel : ( 026786 ) 472 Ring
Aonghus Gordon for further details 045 3832571 4th Annual Spring Exhibition of
Art . Workshops Dance , drama , music , yoga , etc. Saturday 22 - Reception and
Concert Sunday 23 - Children's Carnival Friday 28 April - The Great Debate " The
Meaning of ...

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Doctoral Dissertations on China and on Inner Asia 1976 1990

Practice and Theory of Philosophical Debate in Tibetan Buddhist Education . ...
Elaborates on the function of Truth as a transformative process , and discusses
four basic aspects of the spiritual path : karma , yoga , Nirvana , and God , guru
and ... text Dren gi gtam yon ten rgya mtso ( The Ocean Speech of Mindfulness
Qualities ) , translated from Tibetan into English . ... Explores the ideal of the holy
person in Tibetan Buddhism from the dual perspective of inner realization and of
public ...

Author: Patricia Polansky

Publisher: Greenwood

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Category: History

Page: 1055

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The development of Chinese, Mongolian, and Tibetan Studies in the West since World War II has been accompanied by a dramatic growth in the number of doctoral degrees awarded for research concerned with the countries and civilizations of East Asia. While some of these dissertations have been cited in various sources, until now no definitive reference guide has brought together in a classified, annotated, indexed, and up-to-date manner the entire body of thesis literature on China and Inner Asia written between 1976 and 1990. Included are more than 10,000 entries for dissertations in the humanities and the social sciences, law, medicine, theology, engineering, and other disciplines, with more than half of these works not cited in Dissertation Abstracts International. The entries are classified and grouped together in topical chapters, and the volume includes a detailed table of contents, thousands of cross-references, and three extensive indexes to facilitate use. Each entry includes considerable bibliographic information and a descriptive annotation. The volume also includes information on the availability of the dissertations from UMI, the British Library Document Supply Centre, and other sources worldwide.



My Grandmother s Hands

Racism and trauma are addressed as the author examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology.

Author: Resmaa Menakem

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ISBN: 9781942094470

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 309

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Racism and trauma are addressed as the author examines white supremacy in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology.