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Nibbana and mindfulness

Like light falling onto nothingness mindfulness finds nibbana a nothingness. It is an emptiness with streams of light trying to light it up, like the image above.

Different forms of mindfulness

Mindfulness has often been classified according to the object of its awareness eg: mindfulness of breathing, mindful walking, mindful eating, and so on. Often there’s little mentioned about different ways in which mindfulness can be utilized eg: mindfulness of specific objects, mindfulness of behaviours, mindfulness of biofeedback (‘body hacking’) and mindfulness of behavioral patterns overContinue reading “Different forms of mindfulness”

Mindfulness

The term mindfulness predated the introduction of Buddhism to the West.  It was first recorded as myndfulness in 1530 (John Palsgrave translates French pensée), as mindfulnesse in 1561, and mindfulness in 1817.

Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of secular mindfulness has defined mindfulness meditation as “the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally”. This is correct, of course in the context of therapeutic secular mindfulness practices. In contrast the Buddha defined mindfulness by the objects one is mindful of, ie in the context ofContinue reading “Mindfulness”

Mindfulness of objectification-2

As the mind tries to make sense the raw data provided it creates things and scenery when all the was presented was blurred washed out imagery. in the picture above we see how only white lines exist, but the mind creates a geographical 3D object.

Teaching mindfulness.

Mindfulness began in the 80’s as a new wave, but perhaps it was imported in the ’70’s. It has now become a emergent phenomenon in the West. Its’ popularity and demand outstripping the evidence and the supply, it would seem. It’s no wonder in this connected world with IT communication at its’ peak, that thisContinue reading “Teaching mindfulness.”

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