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Introducing Mindfulness by Tessa Watt
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bookshelves: health, non-fiction

I've been doing mindfulness-related stuff -- meditation, yoga -- for a long time, but I'd never read specifically about mindfulness. If you've done yoga and meditation before, there's very little new in it, but it's a helpful reminder to slow down and really taste, touch, smell, hear, see things. It's an easy read -- as befits an introductory, practical guide -- and easy to absorb, with lots of practical advice and careful explanation of what you're "meant" to do.

Since it's practical, it's very unfluffy about it -- if you feel like mindfulness/meditation/etc is kind of a hippy thing to do, this probably won't dissuade you at first glance, but it doesn't make it sound mystical or anything like that.
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January 5, 2013 – Shelved
January 12, 2013 – Started Reading
January 12, 2013 – Finished Reading

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Nicky Hmm. To me, it answers the questions mentioned in your review, but what is a satisfying answer to me and to you might be quite different. Basically it talks a lot about experiencing the world as it is, rather than wasting time wishing it was the past/future. It's also a pretty practical guide, so it's not really answering metaphysical questions as such -- and I'm not a beginner.

Nicky No, I don't; I was taught to meditate by actual Buddhist monks, in person, and get most of my information online now.

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Neil A Comprehensive Manual of Abhidhamma The Abhidhammatha Sangaha of Ācariya Anuruddha. This book discusses the psychology of meditation.

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