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Mindfulness in Action

Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness

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  • Carolyn Rose Gimian

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Shambhala Publications | 04/07/2015
Pages: 208 | Size: 5.5 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781611800203

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    Mindfulness in Action

    Making Friends with Yourself through Meditation and Everyday Awareness

    The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action—mindfulness applied throughout life—can help us work more effectively with life’s challenges, expanding…  Read More

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The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action—mindfulness applied throughout life—can help us work more effectively with life’s challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement. This guide to mindful awareness through meditation provides all the basics to get you started but also goes deeper to address the questions that naturally arise as your practice matures and further insight arises. A distillation of teachings on the subject by one of the great meditation masters of our time, this book serves as an introduction to the practice as well as a guide to the ongoing mindful journey.

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"With simplicity and warm-hearted wisdom Chögyam Trungpa invites you to discover your own mindful dignity and presence. These earthy and profound meditation instructions give you courage . . . encouragement to step beyond your habitual self to discover spacious awareness and embodied compassion." —Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart

"From one of the great spiritual teachers of all time, a book on mindfulness that inspires a fresh and open engagement with our inner and outer world. This guide to meditation has psychological depth, humor, and, above all, an illuminating wisdom that dances through every page." —Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

"Mindfulness in Action is one of the best introductions to the practice of mindfulness that I have read. It is accessible, fresh, and filled with real-world advice on how to bring awareness and gentleness into the busyness and pressure of our everyday lives, which will contribute to reducing the anxiety levels of our society as a whole." —Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation

"In Mindfulness in Action, a highly trained meditation master shows us-in stunningly simple language and images-how mindfulness is not a single event, but rather an unfolding journey of discovery that will sustain us throughout our entire life. It's an important contribution to the growing body of mindfulness writing." —Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful magazine

"Reading Mindfulness in Action feels like sitting with a good friend. The kind voice, thoughtful words, and rich territory of discussion are a lovely gift for newcomers and seasoned meditators from all traditions." —Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society

"Mindfulness is the direct path to insight—and no one has ever illuminated that wonderful path more skillfully than Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche." —Pema Chödrön

"Here Chögyam Trungpa shows us how, by simply sitting still, we can reconnect with the profound gentleness and luminous wisdom of being human. Whether you are new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, this text is indispensable for learning how to wake up to the vastness and goodness of everyday life." —Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work

"In 1973 in Vermont, Chögyam Trungpa taught me the basics of mindfulness in a startlingly relevant way, leading twenty years later to my addressing what he called America's 'super-sized problems' by teaching mindfulness to leaders in education, business, law, environment, science, and activism. His powerful presence is alive in this book—including his fierce wisdom, his honest and loving compassion, his fabulous unsparing sense of humor, and his thoughts on the state of America. I can't imagine a more valuable book at this time." —Mirabai Bush, Senior Fellow, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

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