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Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

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by Jon Kabat-Zinn
     
 

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The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live.

When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book

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The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live.

When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kabat-Zinn ( Full Catastrophe Living ), founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, here urges readers to practice ``mindfulness,'' a more than 2000-year-old Buddhist method of living fully in the present, observing ourselves, our feeling, others and our surroundings without judging them. Free of trendiness, the book presents meditation as a natural activity that can be practiced anytime and anywhere, without props or trappings. Kabat-Zinn explains how to live in the moment by taking up such techniques as ``non-doing,'' trust and concentration. He shows readers meditation postures and ways to meditate, including visualizing mountains and lakes, and concentrating on walking or standing. Amusing anecdotes illustrate applications of mindfulness in everyday life, including ``Cleaning the Stove While Listening to Bobby McFerrin,'' ``Cat Food Lessons'' and two chapters on parenting as a form of meditation (children as ``live-in Zen masters''). This warm, witty and wise guide should bring relaxation to stressed-out people. Author tour. (Jan.)
Library Journal
The author of the best-selling Full Catastrophe Living (Doubleday, 1990) and founder/director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Kabat-Zinn here introduces readers to a 2000-year-old Buddhist method of calming down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786880706
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He also travels across the country teaching workshops on stress reduction and mindfulness. He lives with his family in Lexington, MA.

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Wherever You Go, There You Are 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
Winkst More than 1 year ago
Discovered this book while searching on the internet for ways to help my wife. She suffered a head injury 12 years ago and also had some brain dammage. It is helping her by helping me to be more relaxed and happy with who I am in all situations in my life. Now I can see that her brain is gradually healing itself. It has been since her surgery but I was to busy taking care of her to slow down and see the progress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People consider this book a contemporary classic on meditation for good reasons. It¿s lovely and accessible. Jon Kabat-Zinn tackles the difficult task of explaining the nonverbal practice of meditation, which many find alien or even threatening, and makes it accessible, useful and even homey. He explains meditation not only with references to classic texts, but also by recounting his own experiences, drawing parallels with Thoreau, and discussing work and family contexts. The chapters are brief, some as short as a page, each focusing on a single topic. Many are accompanied with prompting questions or simple exercises you can try immediately. getAbstract recommends this book to people interested in reducing their stress, deepening their self-awareness and sharpening their focus.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wherever You Go, There You Are is a book that ought to be left on any table in one's home (not tucked away in a shelf). What a great book of wisdom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My junior year of college I was extremely stressed out with my class load and life. A friend reccomended Wherever You Go, There you are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life. The book really put things into perspective for me and allowed me to really think about the present moment and not get too caught up in life's daily issues. I highly reccommend this book if you are wanting something relaxing to read, or just looking for a way to simplify your daily life. It has changed the way I view stress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a student of eastern philosophy and philosophy in general. I am studying to become a professor and I have recommended this book to many of my friends and colleagues. I have cited it in many of my papers. It is a wonderfully poetic and lucidly instructional book that I personally feel is a must have. Every Christmas I buy it for at least one person.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a keep on bedside table/top nookshelf book. His other books are very good and explain/teach mindfulness concepts if you are new to idea. This is a meditation/affirmation book and my favorite of it's kind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like most people in the world I get lost from time to time. I wander off a path paved in peace and love and soon follows despair. So many of us search for something more but we have no clue what it is.This book for me, has taught me the importance of everyday practice and also the history details I've missed from other books. Opening up your heart isnt as hard as you thought. All in all it truly means whever you go there you are so embrace it. Love yourself and those around you....Love Peace Love
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many books about Buddhism and living in the present moment by different authors and Jon Kabat-Zinn has written about these things so eloquently and simplistically! From the first few pages I knew that he would become one of my favorite authors because he doesn't try to fill your head with nonsense, but instead encourages you by introducing new ways of thinking and being more open minded. I really enjoy this book and look forward to reading more by him.
carhow27 More than 1 year ago
I immensely enjoyed this book, and have used it as a manual for living. The eternal wisdom is uncanny, and Jon makes the understanding of meditation easy for anyone to understand.
JP_Elliott More than 1 year ago
The author of this book was director of a stress reduction clinic for many years. His experience with and insight into our usual habitual but ineffective ways of seeing life are very informative and useful. If you every wondered the value of and how to meditate, this book will provide answers.
HJR More than 1 year ago
The book has to deal with the facrt that mindful meditation is something you indirectly do, and not something that just happens when you follow a bunch of instructions.
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His books are always very easy to read and follow. I have read other books on meditation and mindfulness and he is one of the best.
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