Mindfulness in Plain English: 20th Anniversary Edition (Paperback)

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"A masterpiece."
--Jon Kabat-Zinn

Since Mindfulness in Plain English was first published in 1994, it has become one of the bestselling -- and most
influential -- books in the field of mindfulness. It's easy to see why.

Author Bhante Gunaratana, a renowned meditation master, takes us step by step through the myths, realities, and
benefits of meditation and the practice of mindfulness.
The book showcases Bhante's trademark clarity and wit, as he explores the tool of meditation, what it does, and how to make it work.

This expanded edition includes the complete text of its predecessor along with a new chapter on cultivating loving
kindness, an especially important topic in today's world. For anyone who is new to meditation, this is a great
resource for learning how to live a more productive and peaceful life.

About the Author


Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.

Praise For…


"A masterpiece."Jon Kabat-Zinn

A classicone of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness.” Daniel Goleman

Of great value to newcomers... especially people without access to a teacher.”Larry Rosenberg, author of Breath by Breath

This book is the bible of mindfulness.”Barry Boyce, editor of Mindful magazine and The Mindfulness Revolution

Bhante writes with great clarity and has a good sense of humor with respect to the ups and downs of practice.” Ken McLeod, author of Wake Up to Your Life

"Wonderfully clear and straightforward.” Joseph Goldstein, author of A Heart Full of Peace

"Pithy and practical.” Shambhala Sun

Jargon-free.”USA Today

"Among the very best."Tricycle

"A classic."Inquiring Mind

"All that its title promises and more...a jewel of a manual."Bhavana Society

"Profound...a classic interpretation of Vipassana meditation practice."The Middle Way

"This book is simply written and clearly brings the essentials of this Buddhist practice to the West."The Beacon

Product Details
ISBN: 9780861719068
ISBN-10: 0861719069
Publisher: Wisdom Publications
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Pages: 224
Language: English