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Mindful Living Research Group

The Mindful Living Research Group, as part of the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS, Shishukan), Kyoto University, is a graduate and post-graduate seminar focusing on “mindful living,” in search for the “good life” in the 21st century. Originally a Buddhist concept, the core life-skill of “mindfulness” has become an essential notion at the crossroads of East and West, mind and body, classical humanities and cognitive sciences, philosophy and medicine, research and application. Approaching mindfulness according to the model of the “threefold wisdom” (study, reflection, and practice), we offer a structured program in Buddhist philosophy (based upon its classical texts and languages), which linked to other major fields (psychology, education, informatics, etc.) through skillful interdisciplinary study, can potentially become applied in the “life-world.” We welcome graduate or post-graduate research projects, and we organize regular research meetings, reading group, mindfulness practice, interdisciplinary workshops, cultural activities, collaborating together on academic publications and social applications.

代表者DEROCHE Marc-Henri  京都大学大学院総合生存学館(思修館)准教授 Buddhist studies, cross-cultural philosophy, philosophy of mindfulness
メンバー楠本亮太郎 京都大学大学院総合生存学館(思修館) 博士課程(4年生) Philosophy of education, philosophy of mindfulness in higher education

RAPPLEYE Jeremy 京都大学大学院教育学研究科 准教授 Philosophy of education, Kyoto School

上床 輝久 医学部附属病院 精神科神経科 助教 Psychiatrist, Psychologist

岸本 早苗 京都大学大学院医学研究科 健康増進・行動学分野 博士後期課程研究指導認定退学、客員研究員 Psychologist, certified teacher in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

KUYKEN Willem University of Oxford, Department of Psychiatry – Oxford Mindfulness Center Professor, Director Psychiatrist, Psychologist, developer of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

井本由紀 慶応大学理工学部外国語・総合教育教室  専任講師 Anthropology of education, anthropology of mindfulness in higher education
連絡先Mindful Living Research Group
GSAIS (Shishukan)
Kyoto University Higashiichijokan
1 Nakaadachi-cho, Yoshida, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8306, JAPAN


The academic field of “mindfulness” has emerged at the confluence of Asian wisdom traditions and modern medicine and psychology. In this Kyoto symposium, we will envision its relevance and benefits for higher education, by adopting both an interdisciplinary and a cross-cultural approach.