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Mindfulness in Plain English Audiobook

Mindfulness in Plain English

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Publisher's Summary

With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.

Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir, Journey to Mindfulness.

©2011 Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Chayce Knaub 06-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Direct, as the title suggests"

    This book is brimming with practical nuts and bolts advice and wisdom for someone with a regular meditation practice. It might(?) be a bit much for someone totally unfamiliar with meditation, but it would be excellent if you truly wanted to try sitting on a regular basis. There is a pretty serious discussion of concentration-one pointed attention on a single object, like the breath-as a means of strengthening mindfulness that i found very helpful. That theme of developing concentration in tandem with mindfulness and how they serve each other is something i don't think i had read or heard explained so clearly before. I would absolutely recommend this book if you sit or really no bullshit want to try sitting. I would say this book would be 100% amazing if you had tried meditating and wanted to have more direction and understand mindfulness more clearly. So, yea in that case, 100% amazing for anyone who meditates.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Andres S 07-22-16
    Andres S 07-22-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Life changing..."

    This book changed how I handle my anxiety- allowed me the space and breath to be able to see things clearly and step back if needed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    John 06-27-16
    John 06-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent"

    Don't hesitate to get this if you want a clear guide to mindfulness and meditation.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pranitha 08-05-16
    Pranitha 08-05-16 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome book. highly recommend"

    Really good book for people who are inclined towards spirituality. very well articulated and easy to follow through

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stanley United States 07-14-16
    Stanley United States 07-14-16 Member Since 2015

    Semi-retired, entrepreneur, age 68. Trained in applied science. 35 years experience in communications.

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    "easy to understand the fine points."

    loved it. reader was pleasant to hear. i recomend it for beginners and more advanced alike.

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    R. Claypool Nashville, TN 09-28-16
    R. Claypool Nashville, TN 09-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "This no nonsense, empirical approach to the mind is changing my life."

    This no nonsense, empirical approach to the mind is changing my life. After decades of disappointments from so called 'holy books' and religious dogma, this simple (yet difficult) task of living mindfully is giving me the satisfaction I could never find in organized, god centered religion.

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    S.P. Dinsmoor A tomb in Kansas. 08-24-16
    S.P. Dinsmoor A tomb in Kansas. 08-24-16 Member Since 2015

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    "excellent. one of the best books on mindfulness."

    Narrator sounds like Henry Gibson, from Laugh-In. One of the best books about mindfulness on audio media. TWO THUMBS UP.

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    Richard Herring 08-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "absolutely loved it!"

    I've never really felt compelled to review products or servjces, but this book definitely deserves one! I absolutely love how it opened my mind to a new way of thinking and being! I read this book hoping to gain a new skill in the form of meditation and discovered sooo much more! will be recommending it to everyone feeling lost and looking for a path and purpose.

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    Margarita 09-07-16
    Margarita 09-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Worst book ever!"
    What disappointed you about Mindfulness in Plain English?

    Bought this book to learn about being more mindful and enjoying the present, but I had to stop listening after the first 3-4 minutes because its focus was on convincing me how miserable my life is and how unhappy I am. What?! Plan to research how to get a refund.


    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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