The History of Mindfulness - Deepstash
The History of Mindfulness

The History of Mindfulness

People have been practising mindfulness for thousands of years.

Mindfulness was popularised in the East by religious and spiritual institutions.

The popularity of mindfulness in the West is rooted in Buddhist and Hindu traditions and can be traced to particular people and secular institutions.


181 reads

The idea is part of this collection:

Ramadan: Islam's holiest month

Learn more about religionandspirituality with this collection

The spiritual benefits of fasting

The rituals and practices during Ramadan

The importance of community and charity during Ramadan

Related collections

Similar ideas to The History of Mindfulness

The discovery of equinoxes

The discovery of equinoxes

Ancient civilizations have noticed solar changes because they've been watching and keeping track of the sun's movements not only for a hundred years but for thousands of years.

With this, their discovery of equinoxes have been a part of their culture, their plantation season - since solar ...

The Meaning Of Yoga

Yoga (roughly translated as To Unite) is an ancient Hindu practice that takes care of the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of a human being.

It originated from India thousands of years ago and symbolizes the joining of mind, body and consciousness...

Mindfulness Or Mindlessness

The original Mindfulness practices from the east might have been corrupted, diluted or taught incorrectly by western teachers, morphing it into yet another technique to boost productivity and performance.

The original practice of mindfulness does not focus on doing or

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Personalized microlearning

100+ Learning Journeys

Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates