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Publisher's Summary

A long-awaited follow-up to the New York Times best-selling Search Inside Yourself shows us how to cultivate joy within the context of our fast-paced lives and explains why it is critical to creativity, innovation, confidence, and ultimately success in every arena.
In Joy on Demand, Chade-Meng Tan shows that you don't need to meditate for hours, days, months, or years to achieve lasting joy - you can actually get consistent access to it in as little as 15 seconds. Explaining joy and meditation as complementary things that naturally reinforce each other, Meng explains how these two skills form a virtuous cycle and, once put into motion, become a solid practice that can be sustained in daily life.
For many years, meditation has been taught and practiced in cultures where almost all meditators practice full-time for years, resulting in training programs optimized for practitioners with lots of free time and not much else to do but develop profound mastery over the mind. Seeing a disconnect between the traditional practice and the modern world, the best-selling author and Google's "Jolly Good Fellow" has developed a program, through "wise laziness", to help listeners meditate more efficiently and effectively. Meng shares the three pillars of joy (inner peace, insight, and happiness) and why joy is the secret is to success and demonstrates the practical tools anyone can use to cultivate it on demand.
©2016 Chade-Meng Tan (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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5 out of 5 stars
By R. Russell on 09-26-16

Distilled actionable mindfulness

I've been a Zen Buddhist for 15 years and Chade is able to really distilled down a lot of really core pieces of my personal (also experiential) spiritual paths. Most of those are rooted in my years of wrangling with Buddhist philisophy.

Many people ask me for good ways to start, and this book has catapulted to the top of my recommended books. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Will Jennings on 08-21-16

Required Reading for Anyone With A Pulse

For years I have struggled to grasp meditation and visualization - this book is the most practical and straightforward answer to understanding both concepts. And that's done in a matter of minutes. The whole book is full of great ideas that are easy to use in your own life. Easily one of my favorite books.

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By Colin on 10-05-17

highly recommended

good and entertaining read with lots of practical advice on meditation and other benefits from it

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By R-the Relentless on 07-01-17

A must for any meditator!

Very engaging and fun to learn more about how to Meditate, and the philosophy. Great read!

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