Mindfulness for Beginners
Reclaiming the Present Moment—and Your Life

A primer on mindfulness from the teacher who introduced its benefits to Western medicine.

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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.


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Excellent introduction Review by Michelle

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With humor and compassion... (Posted on December 9, 2015)

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Review for Mindfulness for Beginners Review by Yves N

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Very very interesting read. Really makes you ask yourself some tough and honest questions. In my opinion, a must read for all humans. (Posted on September 6, 2014)

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Review for Mindfulness for Beginners Review by susan p

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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. :-) (Posted on October 28, 2013)

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Easy to read and informative as well as inspiring. (Posted on October 28, 2013)

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Review for Mindfulness for Beginners Review by Hartley J

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Excellent book. I am using it as my main text for learning Mindfulness. (Posted on February 9, 2013)

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Review for Mindfulness for Beginners Review by Stephannie

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Purchased digital enhanced copy. Unable to listen to audio component. Hopefully a fix will be found. Book itself is wonderful (Posted on September 5, 2012)

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Paperback Book

Contents Paperback book (172 pages)
Date Published July 01, 2016
ISBN-10 1-62203-667-0
ISBN-13 978-1-62203-667-7
Dimensions 6 x 8 inches
Product Code BD04737D

eBook

Contents eBook (172 pages)
Filetypes EPUB, MP3, PRC
Date Published January 01, 2012
ISBN-10 1-60407-774-3
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-774-2
Product Code BD02340W

Enhanced eBook

Contents Enhanced eBook (172 pages) with embedded audio (1 hour, 14 minutes)
Filetypes EPUB
Date Published January 01, 2012
ISBN-13 978-1-60407-753-7
Product Code BD02340E