Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness

Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness

by Andrew Weiss
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Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness by Andrew Weiss

As a teacher of meditation, Andrew Weiss found that students responded best when he broke down the process of mindfulness into discrete and progressive steps. Knowing that most people had little time to devote to meditation,
he also made it his priority to teach the direct application of mindfulness to daily life. Through the years, he outlined his simple steps in a series of handouts that form the basis of this book.

Intended for laypeople practicing in their work and family lives without the luxury of long meditation retreats, Beginning Mindfulness is deeply rooted in Buddhist practice but remains unbound by any particular Buddhist tradition. Combining teachings from Korean Zen Master Srung Sanh, Vietnamese Zen monk Thich Nhat Hanh, and insight, or vipassana, meditation, Weiss skillfully blends these traditions with Hindu yogic methods to create a meditation manual that is both practical and inspiring.

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ISBN-13: 9781577318293
Publisher: New World Library
Publication date: 09/24/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 328 KB

About the Author

Meditation teacher Andrew Weiss has studied Buddhist meditation for many years in the United States, Europe, and Asia. He studied with Zen Master Seung Sahn, the founder of the Kawn Um School of Zen and teacher to American Buddhist teachers Larry Rosenberg and Jon Kabbat-Zinn. In 1989 he met Thich Nhat Hanh and in 1991 was ordained a brother in the Vietnamese teacher's Order of Interbeing. Andrew was also ordained in 1999 into the White Plum Zen Lineage, by monk Claude AnShin Thomas. The White Plum Lineage was founded by Taizan Maezumi Roshi. Weiss is a founder of the Community of Interbeing in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is the founder and practice coordinator for the Clock Tower Sangha in Maynard, Massachusetts He has taught mindfulness meditation at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and at the New England School of Whole Health Education, where he also served as Dean of Students.

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Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness (a ten-week course) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The more we cultivate the awareness skill of mindfulness, the more we create the right conditions for health and happiness to arise. this is a good practical introduction to the practice of mindfulness.