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Winner of BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR from COVR (The Coalition of Visionary Resources), that recognizes the best new products in the New Age industry.
Enlightened sleep practices for the modern mind.
Buddhas Book of Sleep is the first book to address sleep disturbances with techniques from mindfulness meditation. Yet this is a natural choicemindfulness meditation has proven effective for psychological problems such as stress, depression, and anxiety, and these very issues are what become sleep problems when your head hits the pillow.
Divided into two sections, the book approaches sleep deprivation with a combination of wisdom and practical meditation exercises. The first section explains why mindfulness meditation, with its basis in self-awareness, is appropriate for dealing with sleeping problems, and details the practices of this increasingly popular form of meditation. The second section features seven specific exercises to do at bedtime or in the wee hours of the morning, or whenever your sleeping trouble occurs. With a foreword by Thich Nhat Hanh.
Providing a new perspective on why you cannot fall asleep even when you feel exhausted, and arming you with easy-to-use mindfulness meditation exercises, Buddhas Book of Sleep will help you calm your hurried thoughts, and go from feeling always sleepy to getting the rest you need.
Sleep deprivation is a growing problem worldwide. We go to our doctors for advice, but they seem to have nothing but pills—Ambien, Lunesta, Tylenol PM—to counteract this predicament, and these quick fixes fail to get to the root of the problem.
Buddha’s Book of Sleep is the first book to treat sleep disorders from the perspective of mindfulness meditation. Yet this is a natural choice—mindfulness meditation has proven effective for other psychological problems such as stress, depression, and anxiety and these very issues are what become sleep problems when our heads hit the pillow. Divided into two sections, this book attacks sleep disorders with a combination of wisdom and practical meditation exercises. The first section describes the reasons why mindfulness meditation’s basis in self-awareness is appropriate for dealing with this problem, detailing the practices of this popular form of meditation. The second section contains seven specific exercises to practice at bedtime or in the wee hours of the morning, depending on when sleeping problems occur.
Supplying readers with a new perspective on why they cannot fall asleep (even when they feel exhausted), and arming them with easy-to-use tools from the practices of mindfulness meditation, Buddha’s Book of Sleep will help the reader calm their hurried thoughts and rest easy.
From stress to well-beinggive yourself the gift of the Buddhas peace. No, it is not all in your head: life is stressful, and some lives more so than others. Yet people react to the same situations differently, and recognizing the difference between what we can control and what we cant is crucial for stress managementand it is an awakening in and of itself. This practical book is designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness meditation practice to stress reduction. Unlike other stress-reduction books, Buddhas Book of Peace also helps you develop the positive values of a calm and constructive attitude. It takes you from stresswhere many of us find ourselvesto well-being.
A journey from brainfulness” to mindfulness, from self-control to self-regulation, and from indifference to compassion
Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular form of an ancient and powerful technique for reducing stress, elevating ones mental state, and improving the practitioners overall quality of life. Award-winning author and mindfulness meditation teacher Joseph Emet now takes you down a step-by-step path to integrate this potent form of meditation into your daily life.
Offering tips, techniques, and practices from mindfulness meditationcoupled with stories from the authors life as a teacherBuddha's Book of Meditation guides you to a life teeming with the benefits of regular meditation practice. This volume also includes original music by the author that the reader can access through the webcalming the mind and enhancing the meditation experience.
About the Author
Joseph Emet trained with the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, France. After some years, he was made aDharma Teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition. He has written articles for the Reality Therapy Journal, articles on health and nutrition for Healthy Living and Alive magazines, has a doctorate in music from Boston University, and has published A Basket of Plums, a boxed book with two CD's of songs. He has worked with the Mindfulness Meditation Center in Montreal for fifteen years, and lives in Point-Claire, Canada.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE MIND
- THE STRESS BLUES
Practice: Waking Up
- TWO KINDS OF THINKING
Practice: Labeling Thoughts
- MINDFULNESS TRAINING
Practice: Letting Go And Being Present
Practice: Meditating with Awareness of Breathing
PART TWO: CONTROL AND ACCEPTANCE
Practice: Two Baskets Exercise
- LIVE BY YOUR VALUES INSTEAD OF BY YOUR SENSORY EVALUATIONS
Practice: Listening To Sensations
- SELF-REGULATION AND MINDFULNESS
Practice: Enjoying Meditation
- CHOOSE YOUR PASSIONS AND OBSESSIONS
Practice: Reminders Or Visual Mantras
- COMING TO ACCEPTANCE
Practice: Give Your iPod A Makeover
PART THREE: CHANGE
- A CHANCE ENCOUNTER
Practice: Driving Meditation
- CHANGING YOUR STORY
Practice: At The Bus Stop
Practice: Autumn Leaves
- OUR ILLUSIONS AND OUR BURDENS
Practice: Turning Burdens into Flowers
- WORK AND STRESS
Practice: Light a Small Candle
- FINDING BALANCE WITH A SPIRITUAL PATH
Practice: Walking Meditation