Building on mindfulness and self-compassion practices, this step-by-step guide to secular insight meditation shows the way to freedom from deeply rooted thought patterns.
ROB NAIRN is a world pioneer in presenting Buddhist philosophy and practice in a way that is accessible to the Western mind. He practiced and studied under the guidance of lamas and meditation teachers, including Thrangu Rinpoche, Akong Rinpoche, Dhiravamsa, and Joseph Goldstein. In 2010 he founded the Mindfulness Association to deliver this training. He is the author of Diamond Mind (2001) and Living, Dreaming, Dying (2004). CHODEN (Sean McGovern) is a monk within the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is a director and cofounder of the Mindfulness Association and develops and teaches secular mindfulness, compassion, and insight programs. He cowrote with Paul Gilbert Mindful Compassion (2014), which explores the interface between Buddhist and evolutionary approaches to compassion. HEATHER REGAN-ADDIS is a practicing Buddhist within the Karma Kagyu tradition and a director and cofounder of the Mindfulness Association. She teaches mindfulness, compassion, and insight courses and leads the team that developed and delivers the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Living Course (MBLC) and Compassion-Based Living Course (CBLC).
"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 Hanson, PhD, author of
Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and
Happiness "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