Technology for Mindfulness

(Ted Meissner) #1

robert_plotkinRobert Plotkin joins us to speak about Technology for Mindfulness.

This past week I’ve seen not less than three popular media articles about how being online or using apps is counter to mindfulness, that by being online you are unavoidably living in a state of distraction and mindlessness. This is different from my own interactions with our devices and apps, seeing them as just tools, and that the wandering nature of our minds is not inherent to those tools. It’s what we choose to do with attention, whether it’s allowing distraction to call the shots, or mindfully using technology in ways that may be supportive of presence and practice…

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