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What's Wrong with Mindfulness (and What Isn't)


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Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum is a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist who now devotes himself full time to Zen and Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong. He received lay entrustment from Sojun Mel Weitsman of Berkeley Zen Center and is authorized by Master Hui Liu as a senior teacher of the Taoist practice of qigong in the lineage of Yang Meijun. Bob is the founding teacher of the Meadowmont Sangha in the Sierra foothills and the author of Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching and Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy. He also enjoys leading annual meditation/qigong trekking retreats in the Nepal Himalayas ( Rosenbaum lives in Emeryville, CA.

Barry Magid is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst practicing in New York City, and the founding teacher of the Ordinary Mind Zendo, also in New York. He is the author of the Wisdom titles Ordinary Mind: Exploring the Common Ground of Zen and Psychoanalysis, Ending the Pursuit of Happiness: A Zen Guide, and Nothing Is Hidden: The Psychology of Zen Koans. Magid lives in New York, NY.


"This thoughtful book offers reassurance to those concerned about maintaining authenticity amidst the current hype about mindfulness. The book presents a range articulate and courageous voices that collectively expand the reader's understanding of mindfulness in the context of Zen teachings. What's Wrong with Mindfulness merges deep respect for tradition with thorough acceptance of contemporary times."--Deborah Schoeberlein David, author of Living Mindfully
"If you're really into mindfulness; if you really want to know about mindfulness deeply, then this is a book for you to read and, more, to contemplate. This isn't about how to use mindfulness to make you happy, or to deal with stress, or to help with your business. This is about knowing more profoundly what it is all about and what it isn't. Be prepared to be moved."--Arthur C. Bohart, professor emeritus California State University Dominguez Hills
"The essays in What's Wrong With Mindfulness mutually illuminate each other, like the facets of a jewel. The critical and historical analyses create a space in which the personal accounts of mindfulness, grounded in years of Zen practice, sparkle with creativity and the potentiality of free play."--Linda Galijan, San Francisco Zen Center
"What's Wrong with Mindfulness (And What Isn't) does a fantastic job of detailing these setbacks and offering a clear picture of what earnest practice looks like."--The Tattooed Buddha

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