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Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening Hardcover – 20 Nov 2013

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  • Hardcover: 456 pages
  • Publisher: Sounds True Inc; Reprint edition (2 Dec. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781622030637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1622030637
  • ASIN: 162203063X
  • Product Dimensions: 15.9 x 3.2 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 311,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Mindfulness seems to be everywhere these days. It's clear the ideas associated with it provide helpful direction for dealing with things like addiction, emotional imbalance, and recovery from abuse. Joseph Goldstein, a leading meditation teacher and retreat leader, has put together a discussion of mindfulness in the context of its Buddhist origins, bringing it back to its relevance as a tool for spiritual awakening. Goldstein offers clearly-written discussions of things like awareness of motivation, sustainable application of effort, wholesome recollection, continuity of mindfulness, contemplating impermanence, personalizing difficulties, doubt disguised as wisdom, and mindful listening. The language of the book is down-to-earth and compassionately supportive. Non-English terms are carefully explained and used sparingly. This is a serious, yet very readable text, rooted in traditional, scholarly Buddhist philosophy without distancing itself from lay readers. Let your customers know that the welcoming tone of the writing creates the experience of opening a window and breathing in fresh air."--Anna Jedrziewski, Retailing Insight

"A major contribution to the clarifying and deepening of our understanding of mindfulness and its traditional Dharma roots."
--Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living and Mindfulness for Beginners

"Author Joseph Goldstein, one of the most wise, lucid, and experienced teachers of our times, has written a book on mindfulness that calls forth the depth and power of classical Buddhist teachings. If you are drawn to meditation out of a longing to realize spiritual freedom, this book will be a cherished resource on your path."
--Tara Brach, PhD , author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

"Joseph Goldstein has written an immensely clear, practical, and accessible guide to living a mindful life. From examining its roots to exploring its manifold expressions, this deeply significant work shows the path for mindfulness to become our closest friend. I feel like I've waited a long time for a book just like this, and here it is!"
--Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation

"In eloquent and compelling detail by a master of the art, Goldstein's new book shows how mindfulness leads to calm, well-being, and the joy of self-realization. The most complete and understandable book on mindfulness in print."
--Reggie Ray, author of Touching Enlightenment and Mahamudra for the Modern World
"Useful advice that can help any meditator, no matter where they are on the path. Mindfulness should become an instant classic."
--Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence

"Lucid, clear, enormously helpful, a wise and mature vision of Buddhism."
--Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

"America is damn lucky there is a Joseph. He has shepherded Western Buddhism in his ever-expanding teachings . . ."
--Stephen Levine, author of Turning Toward the Mystery

About the Author

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has studied and practiced different forms of Buddhist meditation under eminent teachers from India, Burma, and Tibet. His books include A Heart Full of Peace, One Dharma, Insight Meditation, and The Experience of Insight.

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