Heartfulmind.net is a web resource with mindfulness at its heart; as mindfulness is as much the realm of the heart as it is to do with what we think of as the mind.
Mindfulness is becoming mainstream but for many there will still be questions. This site is here to explore ideas that go deeper into thinking about experience that may come out of mindfulness practice.
However, the Buddhist tradition makes use of other tools as well as mindfulness. Heartfulmind.net explores the potential value of these tools in contemporary society; how an understanding of Buddhist philosophy, the cultivation of compassion, as well as the function of rite and ritual might enrich the experience of mindfulness as it is emerging in society today. In particular, Francisco Varela has mapped out parallels between contemporary ideas and Buddhist thinking and practice and this site provides a space for that dialogue to continue.
You are invited to use the comments tool at the bottom of the articles, or our forum, to express your thoughts on what you find. If you have an article about your experience which explores these ideas that you would like to contribute to this site, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the links page you can find details about various sources of information on this plus organisations that offer mindfulness courses.
Thank you for visiting Heartfulmind.net.