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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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Not disappointed

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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Life changing

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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Amazing introduction

Highly recommend to anyone that read or listened to 10% happened Nd wanted more info
It's the first step
Do it

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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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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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Excellent!

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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Masterful.

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

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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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From a beginner: mixed on delivery

For a rank beginner, I learned what I needed to, but there was an excess of silence. I understand that “silence” is a major part of my journey forward, but what started out as a 2 1/2 book could have just as well been a one hour book and I would have learned just as much.

A year from now I may change my mind.

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  • 07-06-17

Quality

Well delivered, well paced. Well recorded. Quality.

In particular I'm loving the 6th practice of big sky mind - no boundaries, just sounds, sensations, thoughts and images coming and going in spaciousness. :-)

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  • Dominic J. Noonan
  • 07-21-18

life changing.

extraordinary piece of work guiding you through Buddha's meditation teachings on his enlightenment. this accompanies Joseph Goldstein's series of audio books 'abiding in mindfulness 1,2 and 3, nearly 50 hrs of engaging wisdom through his knowledge and life dedicated to Buddhism. out of my audio book library of approx 160 this is my clear no 1. anyone wanting to learn meditation, this is it, everything is in these 6 guided meditations.

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  • Lindagee
  • 04-17-18

Invaluable aid for practicing insight meditation.

Joseph Goldstein is of paramount importance in a meditative practice. Finally I am meditating. Can’t thank him enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-19-17

audible app doesnt work

audible app doesnt work. blah blah blah must fill in 15 words because lord amazon says so. Thats a lot of words to write

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