Sufi Wisdom

Mindfulness Defined

In an article titled ‘Mindfulness Defined’, Thanissaro Bhikkhu, a Theravadan Buddhist Monk and Scholar says,

“The British scholar who coined the term ‘mindfulness’ to translate the Pali word ‘sati’ was probably influenced by the Anglican prayer to be ever mindful of the needs of others – in other words, to always keep their needs in mind. But even though the word ‘mindfulwas probably drawn from a Christian context, the Buddha himself defined the word ‘sati’ as ‘the ability to Remember’.”

This more accurate translation is very close to the fundamental Sufi term and practice, Dhikr – Remembrance.


Join us every Thursday evening for Dhikr – Sufi Chanting in the Remembrance of God.