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Is mindfulness a secular form of Buddhism?

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Is the mindfulness meditation that has become popular in recent years a form of Buddhism in disguise?

A good question, although some might deny it hotly. Some of these movements claim to be fully secularized, perhaps to have “abandoned the cultural baggage” of Buddhism. All the same, they often still enjoy the cachet of having roots in the mysterious Orient, so the question remains a fair one.

From the traditional point of view, the answer is surely a clear Read more