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Publisher's Summary

Mindfulness meditation is the time-honored practice of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. In this guide, designed specifically for beginners, meditation teacher, author, and psychotherapist Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation effortlessly into your daily routine. You'll discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations, and difficult emotions to create tranquility and kindness in your life. Kornfield lived in Asia as a Buddhist monk for 5 years and later cofounded the Insight Mediation Society in Barre, MA, and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology.
(P)1998 Jack Kornfield, All Rights Reserved
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By Cassi on 08-30-07

just as it says

If you are beginning to explore sitting meditation, this is an excellent audio guide and introduction. The guided practice is succinct and well-done, and I appreciated the commentary before and after. It is a nice progression - from breathing meditation and slightly beyond - easy to listen to and nicely explained. A friend had recommended the printed version of this book, but I found that having the audio guided practice much more appropriate than trying to read/remember/practice. Initially, the audio helps me to re-direct/return to focus. Highly recommended.

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By Theodore on 02-08-07

Great, compact, effective

This is what a meditation audio should be. It's brief and includes four or five guided meditations of around ten minutes each, along with brief discussions by the author before and after each meditation.

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By Kelly on 03-08-17


This book is so calming and is great when at the beginning stage of meditation

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