Meditation as a way to achieve mindfulness

In the earlier post on mindfulness in ancient India, we looked at a hymn in the Rig Veda (RV 10.58) that talks of the need to focus on the present and not let your mind wander. One of the key techniques that later (Buddhist) sages have talked about as the way to keep your mind … Continue reading Meditation as a way to achieve mindfulness

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Mindfulness in ancient India

Mindfulness is a practice popularized in recent times by the American molecular biologist, Jon Kabat-Zinn. This practice is used as a very effective stress reduction technique. Mindfulness is rooted in old Buddhist meditation practices. A mindful person has a full non-judgmental awareness of the self and the environment from moment to moment – an awareness … Continue reading Mindfulness in ancient India