Practising mindfulness for us is the first step in letting go of reactivity and developing a creative, ethical life. Through developing concentration in meditation, we gain insight into the mind’s habits. This allows us to cultivate more compassionate and generous states of mind, which translates into action in the world.
Our practice is based on a secular dharma. We develop our practice around the four tasks that Gotama, the historical Buddha, taught his followers. These are to:
When we pause, and let our mind rest, we feel better – there’s no great mystery in this, the only mystery is why we don’t do it more often.
If you want more in-depth information, the article A Secular Buddhism
by Stephen Batchelor is a good place to start.