Journal of Contemplative Inquiry

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The Mindful Researcher


Integrating mindfulness practice into scholarship may better support and develop emerging scholars. This reflection describes how regular mindfulness practice supported reflexivity, mindful presence, flexible thought, and valuable insights during field research. Equanimity, non-grasping orientation, humility, patience, and clarity are important skills and abilities for novice researchers to develop and apply. Interweaving mindfulness practice with research activities supported these skills and abilities to navigate a new role as researcher.