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Anne Maj Nielsen

Reflexive awareness, transcendence and witnessing - in contemplative awareness cultures in school

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The paper presents reflections about contemplative education as a way to learn openness and witnessing phenomena of the mind and of lived experiences of oneself and others. The reflections include concepts of transcendence and witnessing and results from a qualitative study of contemplative education in a Danish school.
The contemplative activities in class have developed the children’s reflexive attitude. They described how contemplative exercises opened possibilities to become aware of their transient felt sensations, to reflexively direct their own awareness and change their state of being and to adopt an open and reflective self-perception and understanding of others.
Original languageEnglish
Publication yearAug 2015
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
EventInternational Human Science Research Conference 2015 - Sør-Trøndelag University College, Throndheim, Norway
Duration: 11 Aug 201514 Aug 2015


ConferenceInternational Human Science Research Conference 2015
LocationSør-Trøndelag University College

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