From Mindfulness to Insight

Meditations to Release Your Habitual Thinking and Activate Your Inherent Wisdom
By Rob Nairn, Choden, and Heather Regan-Addis
 - Paperback

PREORDER: Expected to ship after 04/02/2019.

Shambhala Publications
Pages: 320
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 9781611806793
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This book shows how we can move beyond secular mindfulness and compassion techniques to the cultivation of insight—seeing into and thereby becoming free of the repetitive thinking that keeps us trapped in cycles of suffering. Most books in the secular mindfulness tradition stop with mindfulness and self-compassion but do little to uncover the root causes of our suffering. Drawing on both Buddhist analyses of mind and current findings in psychology and neuroscience, the book explains how our thinking becomes fixed and routinized through our engaging with unconscious preferences and reactions. Through the cultivation of insight, we can disentangle ourselves from these patterns, which leads to greater equanimity, freedom, and compassion.
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"This is an excellent book for anyone who wants to understand mindfulness from a traditional Buddhist perspective and how to go beyond it and harness the transformative power of insight meditation. There are lots of great tools and strategies in here for anyone who wants to wake up, live more consciously, and actively build a richer and more fulfilling life." —Dr. Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap and ACT Made Simple

"Nairn, Choden, and Regan-Addis cogently and compellingly present some 2,500 years of the Buddha’s teachings as well as the research in neuroscience and evolutionary psychology that speak to the veracity of these teachings. The path they set out before us has the power to bring more freedom into our minds and restore a sense of interbeing to our lives." —Sharon Salzberg, author of Lovingkindness and Real Happiness

"With sparkling clarity, this book shows how to use the profound essence of mindfulness as a path to lasting contentment and inner peace. It integrates traditional teachings with cutting-edge neuroscience while being encouraging and full of practical suggestions. Deep, penetrating, and far-reaching, it offers remarkable insights on every page." —Rick Hansen, PhD, author of Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness

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