Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Seo Young Park
© 2017 Gina L.K. Robertson
Wellness dialogues in the United States consistently promote "mindfulness" and "meditation" in relation to self-care, but what do these terms really mean? This research project explores perceptions of mindfulness and meditation in the Claremont community, investigating how understandings of these terms are socially exchanged and reproduced. It also illuminates how these understandings have transformed from concepts influenced by a perceived "eastern-ness" to concepts whose cultural roots remain often undiscussed. Through this research, readers will better understand how Claremont community members conceptualize "mindfulness" and "meditation" and hopefully better access these practices with their perceived related health benefits.
Robertson, Gina L.K., "A Meditation on Meditation: Exploring Perceptions of Mindfulness and Meditation in the Claremont Community" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 1062.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.