With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people listen to, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir, Journey to Mindfulness.
©2011 Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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This book changed how I handle my anxiety- allowed me the space and breath to be able to see things clearly and step back if needed.
"Direct, as the title suggests"
This book is brimming with practical nuts and bolts advice and wisdom for someone with a regular meditation practice. It might(?) be a bit much for someone totally unfamiliar with meditation, but it would be excellent if you truly wanted to try sitting on a regular basis. There is a pretty serious discussion of concentration-one pointed attention on a single object, like the breath-as a means of strengthening mindfulness that i found very helpful. That theme of developing concentration in tandem with mindfulness and how they serve each other is something i don't think i had read or heard explained so clearly before. I would absolutely recommend this book if you sit or really no bullshit want to try sitting. I would say this book would be 100% amazing if you had tried meditating and wanted to have more direction and understand mindfulness more clearly. So, yea in that case, 100% amazing for anyone who meditates.
Don't hesitate to get this if you want a clear guide to mindfulness and meditation.
"absolutely loved it!"
I've never really felt compelled to review products or servjces, but this book definitely deserves one! I absolutely love how it opened my mind to a new way of thinking and being! I read this book hoping to gain a new skill in the form of meditation and discovered sooo much more! will be recommending it to everyone feeling lost and looking for a path and purpose.
"This no nonsense, empirical approach to the mind is changing my life."
This no nonsense, empirical approach to the mind is changing my life. After decades of disappointments from so called 'holy books' and religious dogma, this simple (yet difficult) task of living mindfully is giving me the satisfaction I could never find in organized, god centered religion.
"excellent. one of the best books on mindfulness."
Narrator sounds like Henry Gibson, from Laugh-In. One of the best books about mindfulness on audio media. TWO THUMBS UP.
Good engaging narration from Edoardo Ballerini. Fantastic explanation on what mindfulness is all about. I would say a must listen/read for anyone to understand mindfulness.
I finished this book in 3 days. But it is a book you will want to and probably need to read again.
A solid foundation book on mindfulness. One that you will cherish for ever.
"In plain English, but not an introduction to meditation and mindfulness."
The book was well written and well read, but at times I felt like it was a superiority it's tone and it's teaching. However, it does cover The concept of mindfulness extremely well and very thoroughly. My sense is that I will continue to get a lot out of this book as I practice my meditation over the years.
"easy to understand the fine points."
loved it. reader was pleasant to hear. i recomend it for beginners and more advanced alike.
"Interesting topic but poor presentation"
The narrator had, in my opinion, added an irritating affect to his delivery that came across as phoney and put on.
Too massage parlour music.
These issues detracted from the information that was attempted to be passed along.
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