Invitation to Meditation

Author: Howard Cohn
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452154112
Format: PDF, Docs
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Meditation has gained widespread popularity as an effective tool for living peacefully and mindfully in the moment. But what is it exactly, and how does it work? Invitation to Meditation provides simple answers in a beginner-friendly format that weaves the experience of meditation directly into the reading—proving just how easy and enjoyable it can be. The text presents timeless wisdom that is perfectly suited to modern life. As accessible as it is deeply resonant, Invitation to Meditation is for fans of meditation and newcomers alike, and makes a meaningful book for anyone interested in exploring the present moment.

Wherever You Go There You Are

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401394671
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live. When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

Meditation for Daily Stress

Author: Michel Pascal
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683350162
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on his experience living at the Kopan Monastery in Nepal, meditation teacher Michel Pascal shares his new and easy method of meditating in the moment to calm the mind and break the cycle of stress addiction. Meditation for Daily Stress: 10 Practices for Immediate Well-being is more than just an exploration of why we experience stress; it is a guide to a revolutionary meditative technique for finding peace, quiet, mindfulness, and centeredness in our daily lives. A true authority in meditation, Michel Pascal introduces readers to the power of meditation as a coping mechanism for daily stress, anxiety, and depression. He then prescribes a series of visualization and breathing practices and techniques that can be used throughout the day—whether in the workplace, while commuting, or at home—to unplug in the moment, before stress takes hold. This approachable method includes ten easy practices that you can do for even a minute at a time, wherever you are. In this guide, you will learn how to: -Meditate Like the Horizon to unplug your brain when it is running all the time. -Meditate Like a Dolphin to discover your inner peace in high-stress moments. -Meditate Like a Mountain to feel more grounded when your mood is up and down. -Meditate Like a Wave to help you deal with difficult people and difficult interactions. -Meditate Like a Kiss to feel less stress in a romantic relationship. Exploring both spirituality and physicality, mind and body, Meditation for Daily Stress is an essential read for busy people looking for an approach to meditation that will allow them to start a daily practice right away in order to live a healthier, happier life.

Real Meditation in Minutes a Day

Author: Joseph Arpaia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0861717538
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Got a few minutes? You can: Reduce your stress, even when under pressure Sleep better Get re-energized Think more clearly, and more creatively Reconnect with the people who count on you Learn to recognize and encourage the best in yourself You know that meditation would probably be good for you, just like you know that you should floss your teeth. First, though, you need the motivation to make it happen. This book, with its jargon--free tone and incredibly simple exercises-little but effective things you can do in just a minute at work, in the car, wherever-will make you want to meditate. You'll realize: it's just a good thing to do. Like flossing--only for your mind. Real Meditation in Minutes a Day is an easygoing, always-encouraging mental workout buddy, ready to teach and train you. Throughout the book, composite everypersons "Maria" and "Brian" recount their efforts, reinforcing the basics, answering FAQs, and removing common obstacles and quandaries. With its clear language and exercises that even the busiest of us can find time for, Real Meditation in Minutes a Day can help anyone to make meditation's very real benefits part of everyday life.

No Time Like the Present

Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451693699
Format: PDF
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In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and mindfulness Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be happy now, this minute, with the keys to inner freedom. In his first major book in several years, the inspiring author of the classic A Path with Heart, Jack Kornfield, invites us into a new awareness. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their Aha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack shows how we get stuck and how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides these keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to see how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind, heart, and spirit, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents a stirring call to be here, in the power of the now, the present, as we work through life’s passages. His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.

The Mindful Path through Worry and Rumination

Author: Sameet M. Kumar
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1608826953
Format: PDF, ePub
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Do you find yourself ruminating about things you can't control? Worrying about those yet-to-complete goals and projects? What about just feeling like you're not the person you want to be? People who worry and ruminate find it difficult to stop anxiously anticipating future events and regretting or rethinking past actions. Left unchecked, this tendency can lead to mental health problems such as depression and generalized anxiety disorder. The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination offers powerful mindfulness strategies derived from Buddhist spiritual practices and proven psychological techniques to help you stop overthinking what you can't control-the future and the past-and learn how to find contentment in the present moment.

Opening to Meditation

Author: Diana Lang
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1608683478
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Breathe, Be Still, and Listen Diana Lang’s books, audio programs, webinars, and workshops have allowed thousands to access the physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of meditation. Drawing on her wide experience in studying spiritual teachings from around the world, Lang has put together a gentle, guided approach to meditation that is very easy to implement. In Opening to Meditation, she demonstrates that meditating is as simple as breathing. There is no mystery to it. Her instruction goes to the core, avoiding the analytical theory, fixed rules, and intellectual razzmatazz that often intimidate would-be practitioners. Instead, she shows us how to reconnect with our foundational essence of soul and self, where peace and centeredness are always and everywhere available. Includes downloadable guided-meditation program

An Invitation to Pause

Author: Janet Archer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692490662
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Sometimes we forget and need to be reminded.... of our shared humanity, of what is important in life and of how to see an experience in a new light. In 2012, Janet Archer retired from a 28 year career as an elementary school teacher. It was then that she began to explore and document her immediate world through the eyes of her training as a life coach and a yoga and mindfulness teacher. She began sending out these "musings" to a large group of clients, friends and family and got many letters in return thanking her, because her insights were helping them to see something in a clearer way, one that was bringing them a sense of peace and calm. Along the way, her mother got dementia and came to live close by to Janet and many of her musings became centered around living with a parent with dementia. Each of these musings brings the reader to a place of compassion and love for both the adult child and the parent who are both involved in this new world of living with dementia. Being inspired to continue, Janet wrote over 100 musings and then decided to put 28 of those musings into this collection: An Invitation to Pause: musings from a mindfulness teacher. Through her story telling and poetic prose, Janet Archer helps you shift from the rush of life to quietly contemplating its ups and downs. A book where you can open up and read at any spot, her compassionate reflections remind us that every obstacle we run into is worth a second look and most importantly a laugh. If you are looking for a read that is uplifting, comforting and inspirational, then accept the invitation to pause from this wise and witty mindfulness teacher. You won't regret it.

Mindfulness on the Go

Author: Padraig O'Morain
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 0373893299
Format: PDF
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"First published in Great Britain in 2014 by Yellow Kite, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton."--Title page verso.

Mindfulness for Beginners

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1604077743
Format: PDF, Mobi
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We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are. Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson- a-day” primer on mindfulness practice. Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including: Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes How mindfulness heals, even after the fact Reclaiming our wholeness, and more The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world. NOTE:This ebook does not contain the spoken-word audio component included in the original printed edition.