The Foundations of Mindfulness

The Foundations of Mindfulness

How to Cultivate Attention, Good Judgment, and Tranquility

Book - 2017
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The Satipatthana Sutta-- taken from the 2,500-year-old teachings of the Buddha himself-- is the original manual on how to meditate and be mindful. One of its recommended practices is the worldwide practice of mindfulness. Harrison has made the Sutta the basis of his teaching career. Now, with a new translation and commentary, he makes mindfulness more accessible than ever.
Contents: Introduction
Some useful terms
The standard meditation practice
Anxiety and the overactive mind
The breath meditation
The miraculous sigh
The bodyscan
Controlling thought
Why focus on the body?
To sit or not to sit
Mindful action
Open monitoring
Preface to the translation
The foundations of mindfulness
The history of translation
Sati: the analysis of a word
How the Sutta works
Emotion at the atomic level
Painful emotion
States of mind
Optimizing emotion
Embodied thought
Attention
Good judgment
The scientific evidence
The story of modern mindfulness
The modern definition
Using the language
Endnotes
References
Acknowledgments
Index
About the author
Publisher: New York : Experiment, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 294.34435 H
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781615192564
1615192565

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