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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 2/4/2014

    " Nice volume with a CD that is super relaxing and I found actually helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wilson Stevens | 2/4/2014

    " This book starts with a basic description of medication, and then goes on to expand the instructions into six different types of meditation. Each of the six are explained, and a CDR in the back provides a verbal cue of what you are to do, as well as a timed meditation session. If I remember correctly, you are to practice twice a day at a set time, in a set place. Doing this will reduce distractions, and allow you to progress faster. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Pezzenti | 11/29/2013

    " For someone who knew nothing about mindfulness, this book was absolutely wonderful. It was simple and short. Each chapter focuses on a different meditation or skill to learn for your mindfulness practice, and made everything easy for me to relate to. Before I picked up this book, I was concerned it would be totally focused on Buddhism practices and ideas/philosophies that went over my head--I was pleasantly surprised that my experience was the exact opposite. In addition to the simple breakdown of meditative practices, it includes a CD with the author instructing you on each of the meditations. This also proved extremely helpful and helped me stay focused during my practice. This book taught me that meditation is a journey and each day will be different--but just reading about it has already helped! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alex Wilson | 11/25/2013

    " I have been meditating my whole life & my friends always wanted to know how I did it. How I stayed so calm with everything. I bought this book for my close friend & he's a changed man. I've never seen him so calm & relaxed. He doesn't stress anymore. We all meditate in our own way but this book is GREAT for showing you how to start the process. I couldn't be happier with the end result it has given my husband. Thank you Jack Kornfield. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 11/22/2013

    " It was okay. Would be helpful for a brand new meditator. Not at all a religious or new age nut job kind of book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wilma Rebstock | 11/17/2013

    " I just read this wonderful book on a mini retreat in Idaho! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kalli | 11/11/2013

    " A good book to start with when you want to learn about mediation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 10/30/2013

    " Added wonderful insight to my very basic meditation experience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pixie | 10/26/2013

    " Book on CD. This one went very well with the Pema Chodron cds I've been listening to. They seem to have studied similar Buddhist paths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 10/7/2013

    " The companion CD to the book of the same name, a primer for mindfulness meditation from the Buddhist perspective. Really will get you started in a matter of minutes. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dolores | 9/30/2013

    " It's reviewing the basics for me, which I can always use. A short easy yet helpful read (so far). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peach Armstrong | 10/2/2012

    " I found this very helpful to learn differnt ways to be with mediation. It comes with a cd that is really nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/17/2012

    " The best way for do-it-yourself meditative learning. Easy to follow, and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Username | 10/27/2011

    " No BS here, no mystical solutions, just a few tips t get to know and accept yourself a bit better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 10/6/2011

    " I absolutely love everything by Jack Kornfield. He's down to earth and kind, and this is a great one for beginners. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Shanti | 8/28/2011

    " A great way to begin meditating. Easy to follow and comes with a CD to play. Highly recommended! Take your time and try one aspect at a time. Even if you can only focus for 5 or 10 minutes it's a good start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 8/18/2011

    " Fantastic ... words fail me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 6/27/2011

    " An excellent introduction to a meditation practice. The author explained the process very clearly, and offered great examples. Definitely useful as I begin my practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sigrun Hodne | 5/26/2011

    " Very good, clear & funny "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 12/16/2010

    " Great combination of meditation exercises and lecture. (the audio edition). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 12/1/2010

    " Now the book is done and the practice begins. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 11/7/2010

    " started with good info, but then became kind of redundant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 10/31/2010

    " Now the book is done and the practice begins. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Username | 7/18/2010

    " No BS here, no mystical solutions, just a few tips t get to know and accept yourself a bit better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 7/2/2010

    " It was okay. Would be helpful for a brand new meditator. Not at all a religious or new age nut job kind of book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Natalie | 1/2/2010

    " Nice volume with a CD that is super relaxing and I found actually helpful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mimi | 7/4/2009

    " Added wonderful insight to my very basic meditation experience. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra Shanti | 11/20/2008

    " A great way to begin meditating. Easy to follow and comes with a CD to play. Highly recommended! Take your time and try one aspect at a time. Even if you can only focus for 5 or 10 minutes it's a good start. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Papilio9 | 2/18/2008

    " I have been listening to these books.
    They are so relaxing, and easy to follow meditations.
    I totally recommend them! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peach | 2/15/2008

    " I found this very helpful to learn differnt ways to be with mediation. It comes with a cd that is really nice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 2/11/2008

    " The companion CD to the book of the same name, a primer for mindfulness meditation from the Buddhist perspective. Really will get you started in a matter of minutes. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, cofounded the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, in 1975 and later the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He holds a PhD in clinical psychology. His books include After the Ecstasy, the Laundry and the national bestseller A Path with Heart.