Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation

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Finding the Center Within is a practical manual on the practice of mindfulness, which can help many people to embody their Buddha nature and become radiant and peaceful beings. It provides easy steps for practicing mindfulness in day-to-day living.
-Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, and Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

All of us want to live a calmer, more peaceful existence. Thomas and Beverly Bien...

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Overview

Finding the Center Within is a practical manual on the practice of mindfulness, which can help many people to embody their Buddha nature and become radiant and peaceful beings. It provides easy steps for practicing mindfulness in day-to-day living.
-Thich Nhat Hanh, author of Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, and Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames

All of us want to live a calmer, more peaceful existence. Thomas and Beverly Bien teach that if we find the center within through ongoing mindfulness, we will have the capacity to live deeply and fully-with boundless peace and happiness-in any external circumstance. We can learn to be calm in the midst of the storm.

Finding the Center Within offers a step-by-step program for breaking down the barriers that prevent us from actualizing our wise inner self. The Biens combine Eastern spiritual wisdom with the pragmatic wisdom of Western psychology, teaching us how to remove the walls that conceal who and what we really are and face our lives with greater honesty. They provide the tools needed to:
* Find a path to the center through mindfulness
* Bring meditation into everyday life
* Work with and transform negative emotions
* Cultivate healthy, healing relationships
* Use dreams to achieve maximum wholeness and self-acceptance

You'll discover how to find greater peace, joy, and love in your life and deepen your capacity for psychological and spiritual well-being. Let Finding the Center Within inspire and guide you as you make the journey to awareness and open yourself to a world of happiness.

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"Finding the Center within is a practical manual on the practice of mindfulness which can help many people to embody their Buddha nature and become radiant and peaceful beings. It provides easy steps for practicing mindfulness in day-to-day living." —Thich Nhat Hanh, Nobel Peace Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, and Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471263944
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/19/2003
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,021,388
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

THOMAS BIEN, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the Albuquerque area. In addition to a doctoral degree in psychology, he has a master’s degree in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and is a former United Methodist minister. Bien is an experienced public speaker with considerable experience doing workshops, lectures, and seminars on addiction-related topics.
BEVERLY BIEN, M.Ed., is the Executive Director of La Vida Felicidad, a nonprofit agency that provides services to people with disabilities, and coleads workshops and seminars with her husband Thomas Bien. She has a master's degree in counseling psychology. Please visit the Biens’ Web site at www.MindfulPsychology.com.
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Table of Contents

Preface: Calm in the Storm.

Part I: The Key.

1. (Week One): Know Where You Are.

2. (Week Two): Find a Path to the Center.

Part II: The Door.

3. (Weeks Three and Four): A Gentle Approach to Meditation.

4. (Week Five): Bring Meditation into Your Life.

5. (Week Six): Look Deeply at Your Life.

Part III: The Path.

6. (Week Seven): Work with Dreams.

7. (Week Eight): Transform Negative Emotions.

8. (Week Nine): Cultivate Healthy Relationships.

9. (Week Ten): Meditate on Paper.

Part IV: Arriving Home.

10. (Week Eleven and Beyond): What Kind of Buddha Are You?

The Ten-Week Program: A Recap.

Sources and Readings.

Index.

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