Seeking independence from technology seems nearly impossible in a place like Silicon Valley.

But some tech workers are using their smartphones to aid in the process of detachment.

People like Dada Nabhaniilananda are developing apps to teach meditation. And the trend is gaining momentum.

Pete Carey recently explored the phenomenon in his article for the Seattle Times. He writes:

“The apps and a growing awareness of the benefits of meditation are helping expand the practice in a big way, according to mindfulness pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn, who founded the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in 1979.”

Read the full article here, which includes a list of recommended apps.