A classic introduction to Buddhistic meditations and one of the influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness.
Contents: Meditation: Why Bother? What Meditation Isn't; What Meditation Is; Attitude; The Practice; What to Do with Your Body; What to Do with Your Mind; Structuring Your Meditation; Set-up Exercises; Dealing with Problems; Dealing with Distractions - I; Dealing with Distractions - II; Mindfulness ('Sati'); Mindfulness versus Concentration; Meditation in Everyday Life; What's in it for You.More info →
In this book which serves as an introduction to the practice of meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us of the essential discipline of following one's breath to nourish and maintain calm mindfulness, even in the midst of the most difficult circumstances. From washing the dishes to answering the phone to peeling an orange, he reminds us that each moment holds within it an opportunity to work toward greater self-understanding and peacefulness. Originally written in Vietnamese as a long letter; translated by Mobi Ho.More info →