After pursuing a degree in theoretical physics from Cambridge University, Ajahn Brahm, born in London as Peter Betts, headed off to a forest monastery in Thailand, where he studied under the famed meditation master Ajahn Chah for nine years starting in the mid 1970s. A Buddhist monk for over thirty years, he is now the abbot and spiritual director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia in Perth, and he is in demand worldwide both as a spiritual teacher and as a popular speaker. He is the author of Who Ordered This Truckload of Dung?, The Art of Disappearing, and Mindfulness, Bliss, and Beyond.
"In a stroke of genius, Ajahn Brham turns mindfulness into
kindfulness, a practice that opens our hearts to others as well as
to ourselves. The kindfulness techniques in this book are easy to
incorporate into our everyday lives because Ajahn Brahm illustrates
them with stories that all of us can relate to."--Toni Bernhard,
author of How to Be Sick
"In this little treasure of a book, Ajahn Brahm guides us through five essential stages of meditation, infusing each with the warmth of loving kindness. With his usual gentle humor and gift for story telling, he reviews the common difficulties that practitioners often encounter and offers sage and practical advice about how to work with each one. Divided into short chapters, it's the perfect format for a once-a-day read that will refresh and inspire everyone traveling the path to Awakening."--Jan Chozen Bays, Abbot, Great Vow Zen Monastery