Research & Publications
March 12, 2018 William Brendel & Vanessa Cornett-Murtada
In this 2-year action research study, 33 university professors attended a 4-day faculty seminar titled “Mindfulness Meditation in Teaching,” which included guided insight meditation, dialogic inquiry, and action planning.Read More
May 1, 2015 Bushlack, Thomas J.
"Pastoral Engagement in the Mindfulness Movement: Gift, Opportunities, and Challenges," New Theology Review vol. 27, no. 2 (2015): 56-63.Read More
November 3, 2014 Bushlack, Thomas J.
“Mindfulness and the Discernment of the Passions: Insights from Aquinas,” Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality, vol. 14, no. 2 (Fall 2014): pp. 141-165.Read More
October 23, 2014
The past fifteen years have seen an immense growth in meditation and mindfulness research regarding its benefits to psychological, social, and physical well-being. Despite the surge in research, little has been done to explore the effects of mindfulness practice in student health or professional leadership, or the effectiveness of more simple (less clinical) mindfulness practices. We will explore the effects of short 8-week training in a mindfulness practice on measures of leadership, academic performance and stress, and decision making processes.Read More
December 1, 2013 Brendel, William T.
William James once quipped, “Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake” (1890). Because it is so easy to slip out of fuller awareness during our daily activities, it is helpful to plant reminders and integrate practices in our existing routines. Chaskalson (2011), who has done much work to adapt mindfulness practice to organizational development initiatives, suggests that one of the best things we can do is to seek routine spaces in the workplace.Read More
February 1, 2013 Brendel, William T.
Introducing mindfulness practice as an approach or centerpiece of organizational change requires encouraging, supporting, and rewarding the practice of non-reflection, which may lead to strategic, self, and transcendent discovery.Read More
January 1, 2013 Stabile, Susan J.
Although raised Roman Catholic, Susan Stabile was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun and devoted 20 years of her life to practicing Buddhism before returning to Catholicism in 2001. In Growing in Love and Wisdom, she draws on this unique dual perspective to explore the value of interreligious dialogue, the spiritual dynamics that operate across faith traditions, and how Buddhist meditation practices can deepen Christian prayer.Read More
November 22, 2012 Stabile, Susan J.
Following my return to Catholicism, images and ideas from my Buddhist experiences arose spontaneously in my prayer. During one early retreat, I recorded in my journal an experience of sitting under a tree “imagining Thousand-Armed Chenrezig [the Buddha of Compassion] with enough hands to help in all directions.Read More