Call for Papers

Key Conference Themes

• Mindfulness, compassion and wisdom
• Clinical interventions and applications of mindfulness
• Compassion in clinical interventions
• Mindfulness in schools, education and teaching
• Mindfulness based protocols
• Compassion cultivation training
• Compassion and loving kindness based protocols
• Meditation: theories and practices
• Operational definitions of mindfulness
• Mindfulness, wisdom and contemplative insight
• Mindfulness and ethics
• Mindfulness-based interventions and psychotherapy
• Empathy, compassion and psychotherapy
• Methodological issues in mindfulness, empathy and compassion research
• Mindfulness, compassion and social suffering
• Mindfulness and compassion in context and society
• Mindfulness as technique vs. sensibility/way-of-being
• Mindfulness teacher training: issues and challenges
• Adverse reactions to mindfulness and meditation
• The role of time in mindfulness and compassion practices
• Integration of mindfulness and compassion / loving kindness in protocols
• Neuroscience of meditation states and traits: neural mechanisms, pathways and biomarkers
• Neurophenomenology, introspection and first-person research on meditative experience
• Neural correlates of mindfulness, empathy, compassion and mentalization
• Psychological mechanisms of mindfulness and compassion
• Compassion, altruism and empathy research
• Mind wandering and the default mode network
• Mindfulness, compassion/empathy and emotion regulation
• Mindfulness, empathy and cognitive processes
• Mindfulness, attention and conscious / unconscious processes
• Mindfulness and cognitive science
• Mindfulness, empathy and embodiment
• Mindfulness, empathy and body awareness
• Mindfulness and eudaimonia
• Mindfulness in sports
• Mindfulness as a private vs. social/collective practice
• Compassion as a secular/therapeutic vs. religious practice
• Mindfulness, compassion and modernity
• Corporate mindfulness training: best practices, concerns and challenges
• Cross-cultural contemplative science
• Critical neuroscience and cultural psychiatry
• Insight dialogue
• Comparative analyses of mindfulness and compassion across Buddhist traditions
• Buddhist compassion, lojong training and research
• Buddhist methods of introspection
• Buddhist psychology and mind-training
• The Buddhist four immeasurables: metta (loving-kindness), compassion, altruistic joy, and equanimity
• Shamatha (calm-abiding) and vipassana (insight) studies
• Varieties of Buddhist mindfulness: classical and contemporary
• Buddhist modernism and science
• Critical comparisons of mindfulness practices
• Cultural appropriation and commodification mindfulness: Critical issues and challenges
• Neuromania, neuro-hype, “blobology” and the media
• Socially engaged mindfulness and compassion
• Integral theories of mindfulness and compassion
• Typologies of meditative experience
• Attentional, emotional, conative balance and wellbeing
• Other

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