It's a relief to discover Rohan Gunatillake's new book on redesigning mindfulness... If our lives are truly to become more mindful, we'll have to start with our real, technology-entangled lives, as they are - not just the tiny oases of calm we occasionally manage to cram in.Ditch the 'Digital Detox'. Rohan Gunatillake shows us how we can be mindful in our lives as they are: with our tablets in hand, on our phones and in the digital worlds we inevitably inhabit.
Previously published as This is Happening
Rohan Gunatillake, creator of the best-selling buddhify app, argues that to lead more mindful, calm and happy lives, switching off is the last thing we need to do. Instead he gives you the ideas, principles and techniques to bring awareness, composure and kindness to wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Filled with over sixty practical exercises which you can plug into your life straight away, the mobile mindfulness approach of Modern Mindfulness presents a way to get the benefits from meditation however busy your life is.
Rohan Gunatillake, author of Modern Mindfulness (This is Happening), studied at Oxford before beginning a career as a management consultant. One day he realised the hustle and bustle of his morning commute could actually enhance his meditation rather than prevent it and his concept of mindfulness everywhere was born. Rohan combines twelve years' experience of working in technology and innovation with an equally extensive background in mindfulness and through his company Mindfulness Everywhere, makes a range of creative and human-centred products which combine meditation, technology and design including buddhify, which has been a best-selling app in over forty countries. With his emphasis on playfulness and digital culture, Rohan is recognised as one of the most creative yet authentic voices in modern mindfulness, he is a trustee of the British Council and in 2012 Wired magazine named him in their Smart List of 50 people who will change the world. Rohan and his family live in Glasgow.