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Welcome to a master class in mindfulness. 

Jon Kabat-Zinn is regarded as "one of the finest teachers of mindfulness you'll ever encounter" (Jack Kornfield). He has been teaching the tangible benefits of meditation in the mainstream for decades. Today, millions of people around the world have taken up a formal mindfulness meditation practice as part of their everyday lives. But what is meditation anyway? And why might it be worth trying? Or nurturing further if you already have practice?  

Meditation Is Not What You Think answers those questions. Originally published in 2005 as part of a larger book entitled Coming to Our Senses, it has been updated with a new foreword by the author and is even more relevant today. If you're curious as to why meditation is not for the "faint-hearted," how taking some time each day to drop into awareness can actually be a radical act of love, and why paying attention is so supremely important, consider this book an invitation to learn more - from one of the pioneers of the worldwide mindfulness movement. 

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©2018 Jon Kabat-Zinn (P)2018 Hachette Audio

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  • 06-07-18

Very well done.

Jon Kabat-Zinn is one of the most illuminating teachers of mindfulness out there. The clarity of his teaching is truly helpful.

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Masterful presentation

I enjoyed the historical perspective as well as the gentle treatment of valuable and practical information about living a mindful existence. Quite beneficial.

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I am definitely buying the book

This book is so thoughtful and insightful, the words so carefully chosen.... I must have a copy!

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liberal and political blabbering

came to learn about mediation got lectured on politics. zzzzzzzzzz. realized he is son in law of socialist zen who wrote a giant American hateing history book

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