Empowering mindfulness for women: An ethnographic exploration

Leigh Burrows

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Empowering Mindfulness for Women is centred around a a 5-day intensive mindfulness course attended by eight women from different backgrounds. The reader is invited to imagine they are actively participating in the teaching and learning moments and turning points encountered in teaching and learning mindfulness around themes such as making space for mindfulness, safeguarding mindfulness for women, engendering mindfulness, mindfulness dreaming and a mandala of wisdoms. Evocative accounts of experience bring to life the women’s growing awareness that mindfulness can be both a separate practice and a natural part of life and that it can help them to nurture what they have neglected in themselves by not tapping into the full spectrum of their experience. Each chapter provides useful follow-up activities and questions for individual or group reflection, journaling, sharing and conversation. Empowering Mindfulness for Women is aimed at those who teach mindfulness to women in educational, community or clinical settings and at women who want to learn mindfulness in a manner that positions them as experts in their own learning.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCarfax Publishing, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages157
ISBN (Electronic)9780367854577
ISBN (Print)9780367427122, 9780367427139
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2021


  • Women
  • Gender issues
  • Buddhism
  • gender identity and sex roles
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Stress in adults
  • Ethnography and autoethnography


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