Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction

Finding Serenity and Peace with Mindfulness Meditation

Author: Joseph Emet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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From stress to well-being—give yourself the gift of the Buddha’s peace. No, it is not all in your head: life is stressful, and some lives more so than others. Yet people react to the same situations differently, and recognizing the difference between what we can control and what we can’t is crucial for stress management—and it is an awakening in and of itself. This practical book is designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation practice to stress reduction. Unlike other stress-reduction books, Buddha’s Book of Stress Reduction also helps you develop the positive values of a calm and constructive attitude. It takes you from stress—where many of us find ourselves—to well-being. From the author of Buddha's Book of Sleep--which won the 2013 COVR Award for Best Book of the Year. Buddha's Book of Sleep includes a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Buddha's Book of Meditation Deluxe

Mindfulness Practices for a Quieter Mind, Self-Awareness, and Healthy Living

Author: Joseph Emet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 851

This deluxe edition includes 15 original audio tracks by the author that can be accessed through your device or the web. A journey from “brainfulness” to mindfulness, from self-control to self-regulation, and from indifference to compassion Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular form of an ancient and powerful technique for reducing stress, elevating one’s mental state, and improving the practitioner’s overall quality of life. Award-winning author and mindfulness meditation teacher Joseph Emet now takes you down a step-by-step path to integrate this potent form of meditation into your daily life. Offering tips, techniques, and practices from mindfulness meditation—coupled with stories from the author’s life as a teacher—Buddha's Book of Meditation guides you to a life teeming with the benefits of regular meditation practice. This volume also includes original music by the author that the reader can access through their device or the web—calming the mind and enhancing the meditation experience.

UC Buddha's Book of Meditation

Mindfulness Practices for a Quieter Mind, Self-Awareness, and Healthy Living

Author: Joseph Emet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 953

A journey from “brainfulness” to mindfulness, from self-control to self-regulation, and from indifference to compassion Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular form of an ancient and powerful technique for reducing stress, elevating one’s mental state, and improving the practitioner’s overall quality of life. Award-winning author and mindfulness meditation teacher Joseph Emet now takes you down a step-by-step path to integrate this potent form of meditation into your daily life. Offering tips, techniques, and practices from mindfulness meditation—coupled with stories from the author’s life as a teacher—Buddha's Book of Meditation guides you to a life teeming with the benefits of regular meditation practice. This volume also includes original music by the author that the reader can access through the web—calming the mind and enhancing the meditation experience. .

Finding the Blue Sky

A Mindful Approach to Choosing Happiness Here and Now

Author: Joseph Emet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 133

Joseph Emet explores the intersection between Positive Psychology--the study of what makes people happy--and the ancient wisdom of Buddhism. Positive Psychology—with its focus not on mental "disease," but rather on what actually makes people happy—has revolutionized the way that we look at mental health. What many people don't realize, however, is that Positive Psychology is not as young a field of inquiry as we think. In fact, according to Joseph Emet, the original positive thinker was the Buddha himself. In this wise and inspiring book, Emet traces the fascinating intersection between the age-old wisdom of Buddhism and the latest scientific research into what makes people happy. In this book readers will discover: * How to replace negative thinking with positive thinking * How to move from frenzied thinking to quiet contemplation * The duty we have to others to live a happy life As Joseph explains in this work, the blue sky of happiness is found just beyond the grey clouds of sadness, everyday concerns, stress, or anxiety. Readers will find that the advice in this book can act as the gentle wind that clears those clouds away. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Miracle of Mindfulness

An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 499

"A new gift edition of the classic guide to meditation and mindfulness, featuring archival photography and beautiful calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh. Since its publication in 1975, The Miracle of Mindfulness has been cherished by generations of readers for its eloquent and useful introduction to the practice of meditation. Readers interested in an introduction to Buddhist thought, as well as those seeking to learn about mindfulness and stress reduction, continue to look to Thich Nhat Hanh's classic work for guidance and inspiration. This new hardcover gift edition features elegant calligraphic illustrations by Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as a dozen photographs spanning his early days as a peace activist to his life in Plum Village, a spiritual community that he founded in France. Also included in this edition is a historical chronology of Thich Nhat Hanh's life and work, and a revised afterword by Jim Forest"--

The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness

Discovering the Buddhist Teachings at the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Author: Beth Ann Mulligan

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 764

Deeply embedded in the practice of contemporary mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) are concepts drawn from the ancient wisdom of meditative traditions. The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness uncovers the essential Buddhist teachings at the heart of this powerful anti-stress program, enabling you to deepen your historical and spiritual understanding of MBSR and nourish your practice. Meditation and mindfulness are everywhere: in hospitals, clinics, and schools; in major medical, psychological, and scientific journals; on TV; and in popular publications—even on the cover of Time magazine. And thankfully so—since Jon Kabat-Zinn developed MBSR, a treatment blending meditation and yoga, it has been proven effective in treating conditions like chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and depression for sufferers around the world. Lesser known, however, are the deep philosophical roots of MBSR known as the Buddhist dharma, translated as “the teachings of the Buddha.” Although they form the very foundation underlying MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions, they often remain hidden within modern mindfulness practices. The Dharma of Modern Mindfulness illuminates these cornerstones, communicating previously esoteric teachings with language that makes them easily accessible and applicable to your complex daily life. The book follows the structure of an eight-week MBSR class, paralleling the participant’s journey with that of the Buddha for the alleviation of suffering. With real-life examples, guided reflections, and practices throughout, this book will show you the connections between the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and contemporary MBSR. Regardless of your background, status, or education, and whether you’re a practitioner, teacher, or trainer, this invitation to explore the essential Buddhist teachings at the heart of modern mindfulness—such as the four noble truths, the noble eightfold path, and the four brahmaviharas: loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity—will expand your understanding and enhance your practice, and, in doing so, connect you with your inner wisdom and deepest humanity.

Taming the Elephant Mind

A Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Calm Abiding Meditation

Author: Lama Choedak Rinpoche

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 98

View: 279

A handbook on the Buddhist mindfulness practice of Calm Abiding Meditation or shamatha (sanskrit). It includes instructions on the practices of Mindfulness of Body and Mindfulness of Feeling the Buddha taught. There are teachings on the five obstacles and eight antidotes, five experiences and nine stage of Calm Abiding meditation.

Mindful America

Meditation and the Mutual Transformation of Buddhism and American Culture

Author: Jeff Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 659

Jeff Wilson explores the diverse ways in which the Buddhist-derived practice of mindfulness meditation has been applied in American culture.

Stress to Happiness

3 Magical Ways of Meditation for Quick Stress Relief

Author: Udit Kapoor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 84

View: 297

Do you feel that happiness is gone from your life? Do you feel anxious and frustrated? Do you feel worried and irritated? Do you feel that stress is making you hollow from inside? What do you normally do when you are stressed or anxious or when you are in trouble? You start thinking about the solution which increases the stress and anxiety levels. Hence, thinking cannot solve the problem. Let's not waste more time 'thinking' about the solution. Your key to happiness is right in front of you. This book will open new doors that you did not believe were real. This is a small and handy manual by a trained meditation practitioner. It consists of easy and quick medication techniques that will 'Free your Mind from Stress' and also make you happy and calm in less than 30 mins.It will take you on a dynamic exploration of your own mind, giving you a clear and usable understanding of the essence of meditation and happiness. Enjoy Meditation. Enjoy Happiness.

Blessed Relief

What Christians Can Learn from Buddhists about Suffering

Author: Gordon Peerman

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 182

View: 165

Based on his conviction that Buddhist teachers have a lot to offer about how to deal with suffering, Episcopal priest Peerman takes readers on a lively, even lighthearted, journey through eight Buddhist practices that can bring "blessed relief" to a wide range of human suffering.