Buddha's Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation [NOOK Book]


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Buddha's Book of Sleep: Sleep Better in Seven Weeks with Mindfulness Meditation

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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.

Buddha’s Book of Sleep is the first book to address sleep disturbances with techniques from mindfulness meditation. Yet this is a natural choice—mindfulness 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, Buddha’s Book of Sleep will help you calm your hurried thoughts, and go from feeling always sleepy to getting the rest you need.

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"The key to peaceful sleep is a peaceful mind, and the Buddha had a peaceful mind." —Thich Nhat Hanh, from the foreword
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101603871
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/27/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 225,101
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Joseph Emet trained with the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, France, and was made a Dharma teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition. He has a doctorate in music from Boston University and has published A Basket of Plums, a book with two CDs of songs. Emet, the founder of the Mindfulness Meditation Centre in Montreal, lives in Pointe-Claire, Canada.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Thich Nhat Hanh xiii

Preface xv

Part 1 Mindfulness Meditation Training and Its Relevance for Better Sleep

Introduction 5

Try Sleeping with a Bad Conscience 9

"Try Sleeping with a Broken Heart" 10

Chapter 1 Mindfulness-A New Approach 13

Discovery One: The Busy Mind 14

Concentration and Meditation 15

Discovery Two: Automatic Thoughts 17

Discovery Three: Negative Thoughts 19

Negative Thoughts at Bedtime 21

Gratitude Heals 22

Chapter 2 During the Night 27

The Twilight Zone 27

Waking Up in the Dark 30

Sleep Deprived or Nap Deprived? 33

Perfect Nights? 34

Inspired Nights 35

Chapter 3 Here and Now in Bed 37

Go to Sleep with Your Eyes Open 39

Confidence, Not Control 40

Brain Spam 41

Trying to Control Sleep 42

Becoming Aware of Emotions 44

The Worry Habit 47

Building Trust 48

Embracing Our Lack of Confidence with a Smile 49

"I've Done My Best" 50

Trust Yourself, Trust Others 50

Dylan Thomas 51

Chapter 4 Suffering Is Not Enough 53

Right Diligence 55

The Garden of the Mind 58

Ethical Behavior for Better Sleep? 59

Chapter 5 The Conscious Mind and Sleep 63

Peace 64

Our Two Minds at Play 66

Chapter 6 Mindfulness Practice 69

From Camel to High-Flying Bird 69

Mindfulness and Sleep 71

Mindfulness Is a Verb 72

Impatience 73

No Destination 73

Chapter 7 Meditation and Action 77

Why We Need Meditation 77

Meditation and Action Go Together 79

Right Action 80

Attitude 81

Focusing on the Experience, Not on the One Having the Experience 83

Learning to Live with Discomfort 84

Talk Back to Your Mind 86

Being Gentle with Yourself 87

Turning Disturbances into Lullabies 88

Part 2 Guided Meditation Exercises-Seven Weeks Toward Mastering Mindfulness Meditation

Introduction to Exercises 93

Week One-Calming the Mind 98

Week Two-Taming the Mind 105

Week Three-Body Scan 109

Week Four-Loving Kindness Meditation 114

Week Five-Time Is Now 122

Week Six-Observing the Breath 128

Week Seven-The Mind Is a Painter 134

Appendix: Breathing from the Diaphragm 139

Acknowledgments 143

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