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.
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“The program has as its goal a personal transformation of the listener. The presentation is clear and effective, suiting the material and expressing the author’s ideas.”—AudioFile

"With warmth and humor, Wherever You Go, There You Are blends stories, anecdotes, poems, images, and scientific observations with easily followed instructions. The result is a unique audio program that is part inspiration and part study guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living." - EBOOKEE

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With warmth and humor, Wherever You Go, There You Are blends stories, anecdotes, poems, images, and scientific observations with easily followed instructions. The result is a unique audio program that is part inspiration and part study guide to a revolutionary new way of being, seeing, and living.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401307783
Publisher:
Hyperion
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
Anniversar
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
52,196
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. has been a student and practitioner of meditation and yoga for three decades. He is the founder and director of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He lives in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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