About the Author

Joseph Goldstein

Joseph Goldstein has been leading insight and lovingkindness meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. He is a cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, and the Forest Refuge. Since 1967, he has studied and practiced different forms of...


A Practical Guide to Awakening

Joseph Goldstein

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The mind contains the seeds of its own awakening—seeds that we can cultivate to bring forth the fruits of a life lived consciously. With Mindfulness, Joseph Goldstein shares the wisdom of his four decades of teaching and practice in a book that will serve as a lifelong companion for anyone committed to mindful living and the realization of inner freedom.

Goldstein's source teaching is the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha's legendary discourse on the four foundations of mindfulness that became the basis for the many types of Vipassana (or insight meditation) found today. Exquisite in detail yet wholly accessible and relevant for the modern student, Mindfulness takes us through a profound study of:

  • Ardency, clear knowing, mindfulness, and concentration—how to develop these four qualities of mind essential for walking the path wisely
  • The Satipatthana refrain—how deeply contemplating the four foundations of mindfulness opens us to bare knowing and continuity of mindfulness
  • Mindfulness of the body, including the breath, postures, activities, and physical characteristics
  • Mindfulness of feelings—how the experience of our sense perceptions influences our inner and outer worlds
  • Mindfulness of mind—learning to recognize skillful and unskillful states of mind and thought
  • Mindfulness of dhammas (or categories of experience), including the Five Hindrances, the Six Sense Spheres, the Seven Factors of Awakening, and much more

"There is a wealth of meaning and nuance in the experience of mindfulness that can enrich our lives in unimagined ways," writes Goldstein. In Mindfulness you have the tools to mine these riches for yourself.

Product details

Hardcover Book:
Contents Hardcover book (480 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2013
ISBN-10 1-62203-063-X
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-063-7
Dimensions 6 x 9 inches
Product Codes 3715, k3715, bk03715
Digital Book:
Contents Digital book (480 pages)
Date Published November 01, 2013
Product Codes 3715w, k3715w, bk03715w

Customer Reviews

Date Added: Monday 24 March 2014
This is one of my core books...The Best book I've ever read on MINDFULLNESS...Anyone can understand it....Highly recommended....
By Bonnie D
Date Added: Thursday 2 January 2014
This is the best Mindfulness book I've ever read. Definitely will be the definitive source on Mindfulness from here on. Exquisite writing and explication of the Dharma.
By Sarah P
Date Added: Friday 29 November 2013
I have listened to the 40++ hours of Joseph Goldstein's 3-volume set of "Abiding in Mindfulness" CD's several times. I listen to them over and over. I am so happy to now have a book version, one in which I can underline, make margin notes, look back at something I have forgotten - whatever. This is the most complete mindfulness training that I have come across. I do not live where I can get to a vipassanna teacher, and this is the next best thing.
By Sounds True to Diana D. and Swas T.
Date Added: Thursday 19 December 2013
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