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Mindfulness: Six Guided Practices for Awakening

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Publisher's Summary

A Classical Training Program in Mindfulness Meditation

The profound techniques of Vipassana (or insight meditation) are all rooted in the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's practice-oriented teaching on the four foundations of mindfulness. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein brings you a series of core teachings and guided practices for "looking directly at the nature of the mind and body, at how suffering is created, and how we can awaken and be free."

Designed to complement his book of the same title, as a stand-alone tool for daily practice, or for anyone wanting to go deeper in their experience of mindfulness, these profound meditations include:

  • Mindfulness of the Elements—a practice for relating to your body not through concepts but as a constantly changing energy field
  • Mindfulness of Feelings—discover how the experience of our sense perceptions conditions our reactions in the mind and our actions in the world
  • Mindfulness of Mind—how we recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought
  • Big Sky Mind—an expansive practice for resting in a mind that is spacious enough to hold all of our experience in the light of pure awareness

"The term 'mindfulness' may seem to indicate something quite ordinary and prosaic," explains Goldstein, "but the quality of mind it refers to has tremendous transformative power in our lives." With Mindfulness, now you have a set of time-tested tools for opening to the ultimate goal of practice: liberation.

©2013 Joseph Goldstein (P)2013 Joseph Goldstein

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    TeaMan 05-07-15
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    This is broken up into 5-6 meditations, guided and easy to follow. They reinforce the basic teachings of mindfulness. I will be repeat listening to this one.

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    Highly recommend to anyone that read or listened to 10% happened Nd wanted more info
    It's the first step
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    Ravi 08-01-15
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    Life changing : I could not describe it any other way . I am aware it sounds cliched. But the gradual and gentle introduction to the four foundations of mindfulness , has such a profound effect on your mind to be almost addictive . I cycle through these guided practice sessions, almost every day.
    The voice of Goldstein and the serenity of the delivery and above all the simple but profound content make this truly a treasure.

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    Mindfulness has helped me with my meditation and has cleared up a few misunderstandings I was having about the awareness of thoughts.

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    "The best meditations from the Guru!"

    I love these meditations from my absolute favorite voice. They are suitable for a beginner meditator, but also for any experienced one.

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    "Have this in lieu of a meditation app"

    After using meditation apps, this audiobook and Abiding in Mindfulness, also by Joseph Goldstein, the latter two are sufficient to start a meditation practice.

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    Sit with this. Experience. The power of knowing impermenace will be revealed.

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    I was disappointed. There was a ton of silence and not much learning. Perhaps it would be useful as a live coaching season but not to learn the concepts, imo.

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    "perfect guide"

    if you actually listen and are mindfull it will change you. playing again! just amazing

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    "Clear exposition on the basics of meditation!"

    I found this book really helpful because the author does not waste time with fluff. He goes directly to the heart of the matter, to the heart of the practice and after very simple and direct explanations takes you directly into a guided meditation. There is no music in the background which at first I found a bit disconcerting, but it reminded me of several meditation retreats I've been on and the instruction is absolutely excellent.

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