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Thousands of years prove it, and Western science backs it: Meditation sharpens focus. Meditation lowers blood pressure, relieves chronic pain, reduces stress. Meditation helps us experience greater calm. Meditation connects us to our inner-most feelings and challenges our habits of self-judgment. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. Meditation opens the door to real and accessible happiness. 

There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Lovingkindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills thirty years of teaching meditation into a twenty-eight–day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric—it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate—“Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”

Includes guided meditations.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Darrell Brogdon | 2/13/2014

    " This is a very good, easy to do, and approachable introduction to the practice of meditation and what to expect. The accompanying CD is a huge help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amy | 2/11/2014

    " A perfect primer for anyone who is interested in improving their physical and emotional health through meditation. It is essentially a four-week course in which you learn several core practices and the concepts behind them. It comes with a helpful cd with brief instruction and guided meditations. Even the non-beginner may discover helpful tidbits. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 2/7/2014

    " Almost everyone I know could benefit from reading this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carmen | 2/7/2014

    " Great entry into meditation. I had meditated before but this jump-started my practice. The tone is very accessible and friendly. "

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About the Author
Author Sharon Salzberg

Sharon Salzberg co-founded the Insight Meditation Society with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein and is the author of several books, including the bestsellers Real HappinessLovingkindness, and Faith. A teacher for more than thirty years, she has been a contributing editor at O, The Oprah Magazine, and has been featured in TimeReal SimpleGood HousekeepingSelfShambhalaSunMore, and other periodicals.