About the Author

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and associate professor of medicine in the Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine. His clinic was featured in 1993 in the public...

Mindfulness for Beginners

Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life

Jon Kabat-Zinn

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An Invitation to the Practice of Mindfulness

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We may long for wholeness, suggests Jon Kabat-Zinn, but the truth is that it is already here and already ours. The practice of mindfulness holds the possibility of not just a fleeting sense of contentment, but a true embracing of a deeper unity that envelops and permeates our lives. With Mindfulness for Beginners you are invited to learn how to transform your relationship to the way you think, feel, love, work, and play—and thereby awaken to and embody more completely who you really are.

Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways: as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding “lesson-a-day” primer on mindfulness practice.

Beginning and advanced meditators alike will discover in these pages a valuable distillation of the key attitudes and essential practices that Jon Kabat-Zinn has found most useful with his students, including:

  • Why heartfulness is synonymous with true mindfulness
  • The value of coming back to our bodies and to our senses over and over again
  • How our thoughts “self-liberate” when touched by awareness
  • Moving beyond our “story” into direct experience
  • Stabilizing our attention and presence amidst daily activities
  • The three poisons that cause suffering—and their antidotes
  • How mindfulness heals, even after the fact
  • Reclaiming our wholeness, and more.

The prescription for living a more mindful life seems simple enough: return your awareness again and again to whatever is going on. But if you’ve tried it, you know that here is where all the questions and challenges really begin. Mindfulness for Beginners provides welcome answers, insights, and instruction to help us make that shift, moment by moment, into a more spacious, clear, reliable, and loving connection with ourselves and the world.

Includes a complete CD with five guided mindfulness meditations by Jon Kabat-Zinn, selected from the audio program that inspired this book.

Product details

Hardcover Book/CD:
Contents Hardcover book (172 pages), CD (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Date Published January 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-658-5
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-658-5
Product Codes 2340d, d2340d, bd02340d
Digital Book:
Contents eBook (172 pages)
Date Published January 01, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-756-8
Product Codes 2340w, d2340w, bd02340w
Enhanced Digital Book:
Contents Enhanced eBook (172 pages) with embedded audio (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Date Published January 01, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-753-7
Product Codes 2340e, d2340e, bd02340e

Customer Reviews

By Yves N
Date Added: Saturday 6 September 2014
Very very interesting read. Really makes you ask yourself some tough and honest questions. In my opinion, a must read for all humans.
By gus c
Date Added: Monday 28 October 2013
Easy to read and informative as well as inspiring.
By Hartley J
Date Added: Saturday 9 February 2013
Excellent book. I am using it as my main text for learning Mindfulness.
By susan p
Date Added: Monday 28 October 2013
I got it for my husband. He seems to be enjoying it and learning about mindfulness, as I've been doing it for years. He now better understand why and what it's all about. Thanks. :-)
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