'Uncontrived Mindfulness' is a fresh and comprehensive guide to awareness of how the mind shapes experience. The Buddha emphasized that happiness is found through understanding the mind rather than getting caught up in sense experience. This simple yet radical shift is key to a relaxed and uncontrived way of practising. Freedom comes from uniting right view and mindfulness. A deep dive into the practice of exploring our experience as it happens, Vajradevi's emphasis is on cultivating wisdom, using the tools of attention, curiosity and discernment to recognize and see through the delusion that is causing our suﬀering. Vajradevi is a warm and insightful guide to this exploration, drawing on her intensive and wide-ranging practice of satipaṭṭhāna meditation. The clear explanations and instructions are ampliﬁed by Vajradevi's personal accounts, charting her uncompromising voyage into self-discovery. Guided meditations are included.
Vajradevi grew up on the Isle of Wight and met the Dharma at the age of 23. She was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1995. For the past twenty years she has explored and taught meditation based on the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta, the Buddha's primary teaching on mindfulness. She spent a year in Myanmar on retreat with Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and leads retreats in the UK and Europe that teach mindfulness as a path to wisdom.