How to cultivate mindfulness practice?

Mindfulness is a practice drawn from the religious and spiritual traditions of eastern religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, and Taoism. Over a period of time, it evolved in the West with the existing contemplative branches of Judeo-Christian traditions. The form of mindfulness that we see being practiced in academia and various other emotional health and fitness institutions today is more secular in nature, which may be more unusual to imagine. The mission of TMC is to simplify and secularize the practice without taking away from the main teachings and benefits of the tradition.

Today, mindfulness has come to mean the following:

Mindfulness is an active and deliberate choice made to come to a moment-to-moment awareness of the individual’s experience, our body sensations, thoughts, and feelings in a way that is non-reactive and non-judgmental. There are as many ways to be mindful as there are people, however every practice needs to be on purpose, and a compassionate choice to step out of the automaticity of our thoughts, experiences, and reactions to life.

Even though Mindfulness is a newly researched phenomenon compared to other modes of psychotherapy, in over two decades of research it has evidently shown to do the following:

  • Reduced anxiety and frequent depressive relapse
  • Persistent pain in the terminally ill.
  • Substance abuse
  • Stress reduction
  • Decreased rumination and wandering
  • Reduced emotional reactivity
  • Improved focus”

We welcome you to start your personal journey with us.