With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share—a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again.
Bhante Gunaratana is a Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist monk and is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination in 1947 at the age of 20, he migrated to the United States in 1968. As Chief Sangha Nayaka Thera for North America, he is the highest-ranking monk of his sect in the US and Canada. He is often affectionately known as Bhante G and has written a number of books, written articles, leads retreats, and teaches worldwide.
Praise & Reviews
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., an internationally recognized researcher on mindfulness and therapy, brings mindfulness techniques to your therapeutic work with clients. An integrated state of mindful awareness is crucial to achieving mental health. Siegel reveals practical techniques that enable readers to harness their energies to promote healthy minds within themselves and their clients. He charts the nine integrative functions that emerge from the profoundly interconnecting circuits of the brain, including bodily regulation, attunement, emotional balance, response flexibility, fear extinction, insight, empathy, morality, and intuition. A practical, direct-immersion, high-emotion, low-techno-speak book, The Mindful Therapist... More info
Mindfulness is increasingly being used in educational environments as a way to help students learn more effectively, develop personally, enhance their physical and emotional health, and deal with study and exam-related demands. In Mindful Learning, the authors provide practical insights and exercises on how to apply mindfulness in the educational setting, resulting in a book that clearly sets out how we can manage stress, improve performance and create better communication and relationships. Whatever your age, whatever your learning environment, mindfulness can make a positive difference. Dr Craig Hassed and Dr Richard Chambers... More info
Fear evolved as a survival technique but can easily take over our lives. Based on the latest neuroscientific research, this book examines why some people are more hardwired than others to experience fear and anxiety, and shows how to use the skills of mindfulness to promote detachment and peace, and to take control of your life in a relaxed way. It also includes coping strategies for the highly sensitive person. Topics include: Triggers of anxiety and fear Understanding stress Recognising physical signs of fear and the mind-body connection Understanding your... More info