“Anyone interested in meditation should read this book” -The Dalai Lama
There is a sanity and brilliance to mindfulness and meditation, from awakening inner strength, kindness and fearlessness to inviting radical change.
As an activist in a Chinese jail, Kiri Westby used meditation to maintain her peace amidst the hardship. Seane Corn used yoga and mindfulness to work with teenage prostitutes in LA. Play therapist Megan Cronin Larson says meditation has deeply influenced her work with children.
People everywhere are now realizing the profound benefits of a calm and stress free mind. Beneath our dramas and conflicts there is a quiet place within; meditation encourage us to abide in that stillness.
Award-winning authors, Ed & Deb Shapiro, with some of today’s most notable voices, explore how mindfulness and awareness can resolve issues such as anger and fear, relationship breakdown, forgiveness, parenthood, and a lack of self-esteem. Join such luminaries as The Dalai Lama, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Jack Kornfield, Oscar winning actresses Jane Fonda and Ellen Burstyn, Professors Robert Thurman, Richard Davidson, and others.
The Unexpected Power of Mindfulness & Meditation is inspiring and enlightening. Discover how to transform your life from the inside out!
“I can be as nuts as the next person, living in a world like we live in with the craziness and chaos. It takes work to retain our sanity in the midst of all that, and to me meditation is the most powerful tool for doing so.”
– Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author A Return to Love
“If there is one book you read about Meditation this should be the one. Hear about some of the cool people who do it, why you should do it, and how, through the practice of meditation, you will be able to change yourself and become the person you wish to be.”
– Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga
“What an accomplishment! Ed and Deb’s profoundly unique book offers a one-stop-shop for those engaged in mindfulness and meditation. The direct transmission contained in this book can take us one step further. We find it especially useful to help stabilize spiritual activism in these challenging times and we’ll refer it widely.”
– Transpartisan activists John Steiner and Margo King
“Acceptance of what is, that is meditation. Witnessing the world around you will bring more happiness and joy to your life. This book will help you make friends with your mind. Ed and Deb are spreading love in the world; be a part of it!”
– Parmita Pushman, White Swan Records
“The pausing has been profound. It has invited me to arrive in the here and now with my child clients, and to accept whatever happens without labeling, judging, or categorizing behavior.”
– Play therapist Megan Cronin Larson
“Who makes problems? We humans. And who is the controller of the human? The mind. And how to control the human mind? Through meditation. If you can control the pilot, then the pilot can control the plane.”
– Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, bestselling author Joy Of Living
“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises when we pay attention to the present moment. It accesses us to core aspects of our own minds and bodies that our very sanity depends on, as does our capacity to live wholeheartedly in this crazy world.”
– Mindfulness teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn
“For me, meditation is non-conceptual prayer. It is the intimacy that arises in the practice of cultivating interior silence.”
– Father Thomas Keating, author