Are Mindfulness based programs leaving some parts of Dhamma out?

Dear All, i would love to read your opinions on this topic.
Is the current sati or mindfulness based paradigm leaving parts of the path out?
if so, what could happen? can we do this?
if not, why do you think so? do they include right view or other parts of the path?

best wishes

Alejandro Cardeinte's picture

mindfulness and meditation

Mindfulness is a new idea for me. Can we interchange mindfulness and meditation? Are they the same?

Wong Fook Ming's picture

Buddhist Psychotherapy

Mindfulness based program is a secular program where it still benefits to reduce mental suffering
due to anxiety, stress and mild depression.

As one benefits from this program one may opt to Dhamma based mindfulness. Dhamma based mindfulness includes Vippasana-Samatha and Metta Bhavana and the Noble Eightfold paths provide a very stable foundation for the path to cease suffering. The ethics part like right livelihood, speech and actions provides stable foundation for the mind as it prevents the mind fall into the noxious trio of greed, aversion and delusion which are the root cause of suffering. Then the mental development and wisdom part of the Noble Eightfold path like right mindfulness, concentration and wisdom are very easier. Secular mindfulness program unable to provide these portions. Thus, it may not able to have a strong and lasting benefits as long term management of depression and anxiety to the sufferers. Morever, Dhamma based mindfulness is a proven path for 2500 years.