Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

MA - Master of Arts


Mindfulness Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Melissa Jean

Second Advisor

Dr. Andrew Olendzki


While an abundance of research exists on various aspects of meditation, relatively few studies explore interpersonal practice. Those that do often explore the outcome of mindfulness where an individual practitioner applies mindfulness in a relational context. However, there is a lack of research into interpersonal practice involving intersubjective awareness with two or more practitioners engaging in synchronous interpersonal practice. In addition, while research into the consistently growing field of online meditation practice is expanding, studies examining interpersonal meditation practices taking place online are few and far between. In response to this situation, the following thesis explores existing studies on interpersonal practice incorporating digital applications, while looking closely at online Social Noting Meditation as a means of cultivating intersubjective awareness and the sensed experience of social connection.

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