The Nondual Mindfulness Research Center studies methods of directly accessing a type of mindfulness that is already effortlessly aware and awake.
Mindfulness practice can be approached in different ways. One way is deliberate mindfulness, the form of mindfulness typically taught in the West, in which the meditator focuses upon an object like the breath or passing thoughts. Most mindfulness studies thus far have focused upon deliberate mindfulness.
Another form of mindfulness practice is nondual mindfulness, also referred to effortless mindfulness. Nondual mindfulness operates from nondual awareness, which both transcends and includes the meditator (subject) and the meditative object. This type of awareness includes awareness of awareness, and it is prior to thinking, includes thinking, and is beyond thinking. It is the foundation of how we know.
The term “effortless” does not mean that no effort is needed for this form of mindfulness practice. An initial effort is made to access nondual awareness, and, once accessed, this form of awareness is found to be effortlessly awake and aware, without the need to deliberately maintain focus. Read more about awake awareness »
The Nondual Mindfulness Research Center is interested in furthering meditation and awareness research by collaborating on studies of nondual mindfulness, heart mindfulness, non-meditation, nondual awareness (NDA), and living from an open-hearted flow state.
These awareness practices have already proven to be remarkable helpful in treating students, office workers, and people with attention deficit disorders such as ADHD.
Nondual Mindfulness treatment for pain differs from other approaches, such as the traditionally-studied mindfulness meditation. It has already proven to be remarkably effective for people with chronic physical pain and chronic mental and emotional pain. With this approach, people are able to prevent their reaction to pain from continuously looping in the reactive mind. Instead, they use local awake awareness to move directly into the area of pain and then allow the pain signal to go directly to the expansive field of Awake Awareness.
The Nondual Mindfulness approach has been tested and found to be remarkably effective for attaining a peace and well-being that allow the “craver” to let go and their true nature to rest in the here and now.
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