Mindfulness in Action
- Shambhala Publications05/20/2016Pages: 208Size: 5.5 x 8.5ISBN: 9781611803532DetailsThe 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; it can also help us work more effectively with life’s challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement. This book 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, it serves as an introduction to the practice as well as a guide to the ongoing mindful journey.Author BioChögyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books, including Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.
Carolyn Rose Gimian is a teacher of meditation, mindfulness, and Buddhism, as well as a writer, book editor, and archivist. She edited Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior in close cooperation with Chögyam Trungpa. After his death, she compiled and edited two additional books of his Shambhala teachings: Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala and Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery. She is also the editor of the ten-volume Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa, Mindfulness in Action, and many other volumes of his work.
Carolyn was the founding director of the Shambhala Archives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a major repository of Trungpa Rinpoche’s archival legacy, and she is the Executive Director of the Chögyam Trungpa Institute at Naropa University.Praise
"Mindfulness is the direct path to insight—and no one has ever illuminated that wonderful path more skillfully than Chögyam Trungpa." —Pema Chödrön
"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 RefugeSelected Reader Reviews