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The Mind Illuminated Audiobook

The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

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Publisher's Summary

The book that best-selling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves "brings the path of meditation to life", The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a road map for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions. This groundbreaking manual helps you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices.

The Mind Illuminated is essential listening, whether you are a beginner wanting to establish your practice or a seasoned veteran ready to master the deepest state of peace and mindfulness.

©2015 John Charles Yates (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"A systematic, hands-on manual, The Mind Illuminated will be a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages." (Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness)

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    E. Cardoza Speedway, USA 06-28-17
    E. Cardoza Speedway, USA 06-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Good content, narration is distracting"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Get a different narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Sean Runnette’s performance?

    He is an award winning narrator and I don't understand why. He consistently pronounces the "s" sound as "zsh" or similar, like he's clenching his teeth or something. It wasn't that "dizschtracting" in the audio sample but listening to it over time took me out of the book. I'm sure I'm in the minority here; maybe I'm just over sensitive. Drove me crazy.


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    Emil 06-02-17
    Emil 06-02-17
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    "Brilliant mediation guide!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I've been looking for comprehensive guide to meditation for years and know that found one now. By far the best book on meditation you can find. I've bought several hard copies of the book to be able to give as a gift.


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    finfam North Dakota 06-16-17
    finfam North Dakota 06-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "it's the Bible for meditation..."

    it's the Bible for meditation, and that's not necessarily a good thing. it is full of unbelievably useful information. having said that the information can be hard to access due to the verbage that's used. I assume that many science students or engineering students would love this book. but for the average consumer it's probably a little too dry. don't start here if you're just learning about meditation. if you're just curious go read Pema chodron. then come back to this when you're ready

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    "A Great Guide"

    Very practical and smart. Simple step by step system presents a very logical process, yet the author only says what is necessary to lead one to deep and profound levels of understanding. not much fluff and vibey language. I'll listen to it several times.

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    Brian Murphy Arvada, CO, US 06-05-17
    Brian Murphy Arvada, CO, US 06-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent guidebook to meditation and awakening"

    this is the most usefull guidebook to mediation and awakening I've experienced. i highly recommend it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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