The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness

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$27.00  $24.84
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Atria Books
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Pages
512
Dimensions
7.3 X 1.2 X 9.0 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501156984
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About the Author

John Yates, PhD (Culadasa) was a meditation master for more than four decades in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions. A former professor, he taught physiology and neuroscience for many years, and later worked in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. He was the author of A Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage, currently in its third edition. He passed away in 2021. Matthew Immergut, PhD is an associate professor of sociology. He is a longtime meditator and a dedicated student of Culadasa. He lives in Woodstock, NY.

Reviews

"[Culadasa] takes me through the science of the practice straight to the adventure of sitting, and offers context through sustainable, practical applications and tools. This book is full of wisdom, story, and creativity, and I'll be glad to have it as a reference for many years to come."--Elena Brower, author, Art of Attention
"This book is a rare and valuable treasure, providing a detailed, step-by-step account of how meditation practice progresses. Culadasa is the real deal, a living adept with decades of experience."--Shinzen Young, author, Beginner's Guide to Meditation
"In a time where meditation and its twin sister, mindfulness, have become the fads du jour, Culadasa gives us the real deal in this encyclopedic handbook. If you're serious about meditation, The Mind Illuminated should be on your bookshelf."--Lama Marut, author, A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life
"With wisdom, clarity and grace, Culadasa has written an invaluable manual for awakening. I believe this book will become one of the "Top 10 Must Reads" for anyone on the spiritual path for years to come. Helpful for beginning meditators, and valuable for advanced meditators who are already committed to meditation but have not yet experienced the fruits of consistent practice."--Stephanie Nash, mindfulness coach and integrative counselor
"This book does an outstanding job of both constructing a cognitive theory of how the mind works and presenting a detailed handbook for learning and mastering meditation. The result is a beautiful integration of theory and practice, whose parallel strands lead to experientially, and account for conceptually, the radical shift in consciousness we call awakening."--Richard P. Boyle, author, Realizing Awakened Consciousness
"A systematic, hands-on manual, The Mind Illuminated will be a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages. Culadasa gives us the full conceptual framework together with complete instructions for putting it into play. In largely Western language, with help from wonderful images and diagrams, this book brings the path of meditation to life."--Sharon Salzberg, author, Real Happiness
"Essential reading for anyone interested in meditative development from any tradition. At once comprehensive and also very easy to read and follow in practice, this is the most thorough, straightforward, clear, and practical guide to training the mind that I have ever found. A remarkable achievement."--Daniel Ingram, M.D., author, Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha
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