Christophe Andr is a French psychiatrist and bestselling author who has practiced meditation for many years. He runs meditation groups at the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris, helping people to free themselves from suffering and enjoy their lives. After many highly acclaimed books, Looking at Mindfulness is his most original and personal work.
"A work of art in its own right, and a meditative tour de
force."--Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Wherever You Go, There You
"A masterpiece....Christophe Andr , takes a wholly fresh approach to mindfulness, offering beautiful paintings as the starting points for meditation....Everything about this book is exquisite: its language, its instruction, and its gentle insistence that each of us has to practice cultivating this clarity for ourselves. I whole-heartedly recommend it."--Mark Williams, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oxford "A poetic, compassionate guide to mindfulness, offering a fresh and thoughtful path."--Publisher's Weekly "In this internationally best-selling book, French psychiatrist Andr guides the reader through the practice of mindfulness to art itself. Using color photographs of classic and modern works, the author shows readers how to quiet the outer world and intensify their presence in the moment, neither trying to escape it or change it. Andr responds to each art piece in terms of feelings and sensory perceptions, helping readers to visualize themselves inside the canvas, smelling, hearing, and really seeing the scene. A fascinating book, suitable for those who are interested in art or the discipline of mindfulness."--Library Journal