What does mindful awareness mean? “Mindful Awareness is the moment-by-moment process of actively and openly observing one’s physical, mental and emotional experiences” (“Frequently Asked Questions,” n.d.).
Is UCLA Mindful app free? It is located at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Due to MARC’s mission of radical accessibility of mindfulness practices, this app is entirely free to the user.
Is Plum Village free? The free Plum Village app for iOS and Android offers a large library of meditations, talks, and songs by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community.
Is the calm App Buddhist? Calm avoids using Buddhist terminology, such as metta (“loving kindness”) and vipassana (“insight”). It focuses on simple, no-explanation-needed content, and has made a voice-over celebrity out of Tamara Levitt, a Canadian mindfulness teacher who narrates many of its most popular meditations.