In the second week of the course Felt Meaning in Mindfulness Meditation we’ll experience how felt meaning functions, and practise inviting a ‘felt sense’ to form. This will give a foundation (to use in our succeeding sessions) for directly refering to felt meaning in support of the development of wisdom and compassion. In early Buddhist teachings this development is called ‘development of the heart-mind’ (“citta-bhavana”).

Eugene Gendlin coined the now-popular (and often misused) term ‘felt sense’ in the period of the turn from the 1950s to the 1960s. We’ll distinguish a ‘felt sense’ as Gendlin meant it from other conscious experiences found in meditation.