According to Buddhist teachings, the ultimate truth is not something mysterious and remote, but the truth of our own experience. To be liberating, this truth has to be known directly, gained by insight and realized within oneself.
To bring our life experience into focus and accessible to insight, we cultivate and practice “right mindfulness” – a presence of mind, attentiveness and awareness that is more than the usual awareness we exercise in our daily lives.
Below are some on-line resources:
Insight Mediation Centre
PDF – Right Mindfulness Study Guide
Tricycle Magazine – Thanissaro Bhikkhu
Article – The Buddha’s Original Teachings on Mindfulness
Additionally there are books that delve deeply into this aspect of the Eightfold Path:
- Bhikkhu Bodhi, “Right Mindfulness” in The Noble Eightfold Path, pp. 75-81
- Bhante Gunaratana, “Right Mindfulness” in Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness