A longtime meditation teacher cuts through mindfulness hype to reveal the practice's true power and potential to engage with and transform pain in all aspect of our lives.
Like yoga and meditation before it, mindfulness seems to be having its moment in the spotlight. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine, the military, and education to sports, prisons, and therapy. Mark Coleman, who has studied mindfulness meditation with teachers in Asia, Europe, and the United States for decades, draws on his knowledge to clarify what mindfulness truly means.
Weaving together up-to-the-minute neuroscience and practices based on teachings cultivated, studied, and put to practical use for millennia, his approach is actually a study of how to engage with and transform pain - in the body, from illnesses and injuries to death; in the heart, as we love and recognise our need for others; and in the mind, as we use our brains to compare, judge, and question and as we fail to understand our interconnectedness with the world.
While deep, profound, and multilayered, the mindfulness Coleman teaches has proved effective in a wide variety of settings. From Suffering to Peace will help readers of all kinds access and benefit from the "true promise of mindfulness."