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Mindfulness in Action
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How to practice mindfulness meditation and bring awareness into everyday life--from the best-selling author of many classic works on meditation. The rewards of mindfulness practice are well proven: reduced stress, improved concentration, and an overall sense of well-being. But those benefits are just the beginning. Mindfulness in action mindfulness applied throughout life can help us work more effectively with life s challenges, expanding our appreciation and potential for creative engagement. This guide to mindful awareness through meditation provides all the basics to get you started, but also goes deeper to address the questions that naturally arise as your practice matures and further insight arises. A distillation of teachings on the subject by one of the great meditation masters of our time, this book serves as an introduction to the practice as well as a guide to the ongoing mindful journey."
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CHIGYAM TRUNGPA (1940-1987)-meditation master, teacher, and artist-founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books, including more than 25 published posthumously. Recent titles include Smile at Fear- Awakening the True Heart of Bravery and Work, Sex, Money- Real Life on the Path of Mindfulness. CAROLYN ROSE GIMIAN has been a meditation teacher for more than 35 years. A senior student of Chogyam Trungpa, she is the editor of many of his books, including Shambhala- The Sacred Path of the Warrior and Smile at Fear- Awakening the True Heart of Bravery.

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"Mindfulness is the direct path to insight--and no one has ever illuminated that wonderful path more skillfully than Ch�gyam Trungpa Rinpoche."--Pema Ch�dr�n "With simplicity and warm-hearted wisdom Ch�gyam Trungpa invites you to discover your own mindful dignity and presence. These earthy and profound meditation instructions give you courage... encouragement to step beyond your habitual self to discover spacious awareness and embodied compassion."--Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise Heart "From one of the great spiritual teachers of all times, a book on mindfulness that inspires a fresh and open engagement with our inner and outer world. This guide to meditation has psychological depth, humor and, above all, an illuminating wisdom that dances through every page."--Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge "Mindfulness in Action is one of the best introductions to the practice of mindfulness that I have read. It is accessible, fresh and filled with real world advice on how to bring awareness and gentleness into the busyness and pressure of our everyday lives. . . . which will contribute to reducing the anxiety levels of our society as a whole."--Congressman Tim Ryan, author of A Mindful Nation and The Real Food Revolution "Reading Mindfulness in Action feels like sitting with a good friend. The kind voice, thoughtful words and rich territory of discussion are a lovely gift for newcomers and seasoned meditators from all traditions."--Sharon Salzberg, Co-Founder of the Insight Meditation Society and author of Real Happiness at Work "In Mindfulness in Action, a highly trained meditation master shows us--in stunningly simple language and images--how mindfulness is not a single event, but rather an unfolding journey of discovery that will sustain us throughout our entire life. It's an important contribution to the growing body of mindfulness writing."--Barry Boyce, editor-in-chief of Mindful magazine and editor of The Mindfulness Revolution "Here Ch�gyam Trungpa shows us how, by simply sitting still, we can reconnect with the profound gentleness and luminous wisdom of being human. Whether you are new to mindfulness or an experienced practitioner, this text is indispensable for learning how to wake up to the vastness and goodness of everyday life."--Michael Carroll, author of Awake at Work, The Mindful Leader, and Fearless at Work "In 1973 in Vermont, Chogyam Trungpa taught me the basics of mindfulness in a startlingly relevant way, leading twenty years later to my addressing what he called America's "super-sized problems" by teaching mindfulness to leaders in education, business, law, environment, science, and activism. His powerful presence is alive in this book--including his fierce wisdom, his honest and loving compassion, his fabulous unsparing sense of humor, and his thoughts on the state of America. I can't imagine a more valuable book at this time."--Mirabai Bush, Senior Fellow, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, and author of Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

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