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.
©2015 Diana J. Mukpo; Afterword 2015 by Carolyn Rose Gimian (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."
First of all, I could listen to Roger Clark read the phone book. His assured narration gives me the impression of being in an imaginary, idealized Oxford lecture hall where I may not always be following along, but I'm happy to be here.
Second, for a novice and halfhearted meditator like myself, these lectures give a clear idea of what I'm trying to do— Let go of my own dogma and be present. Chögyam Trungpa, Pema Chodron's teacher, talks at length of different paths to finding mindfulness. Overall I found this helpful, empathetic, and even entertaining.
The marriage of Roger Clark's voice and Trungpa's words never disappoints. I believe I have listened to every one of Clark's narrations of this wise lama's books and it is as if his voice is the voice of Trungpa Rinpoche.
Simplistic and rather banal "philosophy", general rhetoric, boring ideas, narrated by the voice which better suited to give orders than talk about mindful meditations, All this made me drop this piece.
This was bad. The narrative was preachy and unhelpful. I kept waiting for guidance on mindfulness but none was forthcoming. I would not recommend this to anyone wanting to get help with practising mindfulness. The narrator was annoying. I will not purchase anything by this author / narrator again.
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