Beyond Mindfulness (Paperback)

The Direct Approach to Lasting Peace, Happiness, and Love

By Stephan Bodian, John J. Prendergast (Foreword by)

Non-Duality, 9781626259720, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2017

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Written by meditation expert, psychotherapist, and spiritual teacher Stephan Bodian, this book takes you beyond familiar mindfulness practices by offering guided meditations and direct pointers that invite you to realize your natural state of inherent wakefulness and peace. No regular practice is required, just the willingness to open yourself to a transformative new way of experiencing life.

Mindfulness has permeated our modern lives, and with good reason--it's been proven to boost mood, reduce stress, improve health, and maximize performance. But in our achievement-oriented culture, the practice of mindfulness can feel laborious and mechanical, like one more task on your endless to-do list. What if you could let go of effort and struggle and relax back into the happiness and ease that is your birthright--and is always readily available to you?

Beyond Mindfulness offers teachings and practices based on the direct approach to spiritual awakening that take you beyond the mechanics of being mindful and open you to the non-dual dimension of being, where the separation between self and other reveals itself to be a painful but seductive illusion. Once you realize this new way of seeing, you'll learn how to move beyond mindfulness into awakened awareness and discover that the love, compassion, wholeness, health, and happiness you've been seeking were there all along.

About the Author

Stephan Bodian is a teacher in the non-dual wisdom tradition of Zen and Advaita a pioneer in the integration of Eastern wisdom and Western psychology, and an internationally recognized expert on meditation and mindfulness. His books include Wake Up Now and the guidebook Meditation for Dummies. A licensed psychotherapist, he leads classes, workshops, and retreats in the direct approach to spiritual realization and offers counseling and mentoring to people worldwide. www.stephanbodian.orgForeword writer John J. Prendergast, PhD, is author of In Touch, senior editor of The Sacred Mirror and Listening from the Heart of Silence, and retired adjunct professor of psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is a spiritual teacher and also a psychotherapist in private practice.