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Publisher's Summary

Bob Roth is one of the world's most sought-after teachers of transcendental meditation - a highly effective form of meditation that goes beyond mindfulness to produce a deeper and long-lasting sense of peace.

Every day we face a growing epidemic of stress. People of every race, age and income all make the same confession: 'I am so stressed'. There is a simple practice that dramatically changes how we respond to life's stresses: the transcendental meditation technique. With scientifically proven benefits, improved focus, sleep, resilience, creativity and memory, this method has a direct impact.

For nearly five decades, Bob Roth has helped bring transcendental meditation to millions of people around the world - in 35 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa. Once a sceptic, he learned the art from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the foremost scientist of consciousness and meditation.

As Co-Founder and Executive Director of the David Lynch Foundation, Bob teaches frequently at inner-city schools, veterans' hospitals, battered women's shelters, homeless shelters and prisons. Bob is also the go-to meditation teacher for leading figures in the worlds of media and business.

Beautifully presented, Strength in Stillness is a simple, classic guide to calming your mind and body.

©2018 Bob Roth (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic Reviews

"A masterclass. I love meditation, and I love this book." (Arianna Huffington)
"Bob Roth taught me to meditate. This book will guide you to peace." (Russell Brand)
"Bob Roth's Strength in Stillness is so needed right now. It will enhance our lives." (Stella Mccartney)
"I am one-thousand per cent better when I do it. Meditation Bob: He's got it!" (Oprah Winfrey)
"It is the only time I have that stillness. I just love it so much." (Ellen DeGeneres)

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It’s not about TM techniques

This book is more of a series of examples on how TM played out for people doing it. It doesn’t cover the how to TM and it sure sounds a lot like a prospective way to sell the reader into joining a TM center.

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not much about TM techniques

the book delves too much on experiences of other people....instead delving into techniques of TM

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  • FairlieBrae
  • 04-06-18

A superb outline of the benefits of meditation

What did you like most about Strength in Stillness?

The book discusses the use of meditation in today's frenetic world to relieve the effects of stress. Its main focus is on TM, Transcendental Meditation. However, it does not teach the practice, which needs to be learnt from a teacher.

What other book might you compare Strength in Stillness to, and why?

There are numerous other books on meditation. This is succinct and is without philosophy.

Which character – as performed by Bob Roth – was your favourite?

This is not a fictional book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The testimonies of folk who have benefitted from the technique.

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  • Rob Uppermore
  • 08-16-18

One long sales pitch with no actual content

Waste of time unless you want to be told how amazing TM is without actually learning about it. You have to pay for and attend the 4 day workshop to actually learn TM. Very disappointing

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  • Jacob Stewart
  • 07-27-18

Strength in Stillness

For some reason this book only plays for the first 5minutes, therefore I'm not able to rate this book accordingly but as for he kindle experience, I'm very disappointed xxx

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  • olimpia Kozlowska
  • 05-22-18

Don't recommend

I bought the book to to learn what TM is - instead it is yet another talk by Bob Roth with no answers.
In fact the book is, in many ways, simply a repetition of his Youtube videos available for free.
I would not recommend wasting money on this book.

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  • dom
  • 05-12-18

NOT AN EASY LISTEN

THIS CONSISTS OF STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE BENEFITED FROM TM.
I CAN'T RECOMMEND IT.

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  • didier
  • 05-02-18

Really désappointé

It would be nice to have more information rather than try to get my credits cards out

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-25-18

Teaches you nothing about TM

I was interested in TM - so I bought this book to learn about it.

After reading it, I still don’t know anything about TM...apart from how “great” it is.

The whole book is just a long list of name checking and testimonials.

Save your money - I can summarise the whole book for you here: Oprah says TM is great. Jerry Seinfeld says TM is great. Some famous business guys and army guys say it’s great.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-21-18

I was disappointed<br />

The book will not teach TM, this was disappointing, I was expecting to learn TM

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  • Anand
  • 03-03-18

Sales Propaganda

TM may or may not be good. But this book is pure and simple sales talk.

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  • sean mcgrath
  • 06-01-18

Peace at a price.

It costs $1500 to reap the rewards of transcendental meditation in Newcastle. Really!
Surely Hugh Jackman and Jerry Seinfeld can’t be wrong?
I’ll take 2!

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  • Raziels
  • 04-02-18

Gross Misrepresentation & Lack of Courage

What disappointed you about Strength in Stillness?

"... one of the world's most sought-after teachers of transcendental meditation", and yet he makes no attempt to teach transcendental meditation in this book. He merely tells you that transcendental meditation is a worthwhile practice.

"Strength in Stillness is a simple, classic guide to calming your mind and body." No, it is definitively not a "guide". This is misleading and deceptive. This book is not a "guide" of any kind, not in calming your mind and body, and not in transcendental meditation. It is a simple sales pitch as to why you should see a teacher who will "guide" you in transcendental meditation.

The book itself is nothing other than wasted potential as it does not have the courage to even try to impart the teacher's knowledge and wisdom onto its readers, rather once it has interested readers with eager and open minds it turns them away and sends them to find what they are searching for elsewhere...

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