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Like yoga before it, mindfulness is now flourishing in every sector of society. It is a buzzword in everything from medicine, the military, and education to sports, prisons, and psychology. Mark Coleman, who has studied and taught mindfulness meditation for decades, draws on his knowledge to not only clarify what mindfulness truly means but clearly elucidates the depth and potential of these ancient practices. Weaving together contemporary applications with practices based on teachings cultivated, studied, and put to practical use for millennia, his approach orients us to learn to engage with and transform the inevitable stress and pain of life, so we can discover a genuine peace, ― in the body, heart, mind and the world. While deep, profound, and multilayered, the mindfulness teachings Coleman shares 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.”
In From Suffering to Peace you will learn to:
- Cultivate Foundational and Advanced Mindfulness Meditation Techniques
- Understand and Release the Causes of Suffering
- Work Carefully with Physical Pain
- Meet Aging and Uncertainty with Kind Awareness
- Find Peace in the Body, Mind and Heart
- Cultivate Self-Compassion
- Develop the Kind Heart
- Deepen Your Awareness in Relationships
- Develop a Sense of Interconnectedness with the World
More from the Experts on From Suffering to Peace
“A true synthesis of ancient wisdom for our modern times. . . . A potent balance of explanation with real life practices, this book will be a go to for my own studentship and teaching for years to come.”
Stone Yoga School
“From Suffering to Peace provides a beautifully clear wide-angle lens on the transformative power of mindfulness in our daily lives. . . . In this comprehensive work, Mark shares the many insights and practices that so deeply inform its title.”
author of Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening
“Mark has brought us a wonderful, refreshing, inspiring and very personal text that will be useful for very many people, new and experienced, on the path from suffering to peace.”
founder, New Ventures West and Integral Coaching
“From Suffering to Peace offers the wisdom of reflection, the effectiveness of years of teaching, and the rigor of deep personal practice to help guide us toward greater happiness and well being.”
—Shauna Shapiro, PhD
professor, Santa Clara University, author of Good Morning, I Love You
“Mark Coleman has written an invaluable book that expands the simpler applications of mindfulness practice to reveal its full potential. In addition to giving the reader a clear understanding of the power of mindfulness, From Suffering to Peace offers a treasure trove of practices that allow the reader to develop and realize its true promise. A real gem!”
coauthor of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness and cofounding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA
“This eloquent and brilliant compendium is astounding! Mark Coleman has the bravery and deep wisdom to tackle complex and challenging topics — such as the true nature of mind habits, stress, relationships, aging, and loss — bringing clarity and ease to them. . . . You will find in these pages precious life lessons from Mark’s journey and from the many students whose lives he has touched and guided over thirty-five years.”
—Elissa Epel, PhD
professor and mindfulness researcher at University of California San Francisco and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
“This is as clear, comprehensive, and practical a guide as you will ever find for fully understanding and integrating the power of mindfulness into every aspect of your life. Drawing on wisdom and insights from decades of experience as a meditation practitioner and mindfulness teacher, Mark Coleman offers the reader life-changing tools that promote flourishing, lasting peace of mind and freedom. In a meaningful and heartful way, this book delivers on the ‘true promise of mindfulness’ and may well change your life.”
—Rich Fernandez, PhD
CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and former director of executive education at Google
“This book is a direct transmission of wisdom from one of the most well-respected dharma teachers in the field. His ability to integrate kindness into traditional practices of mindfulness, insight, and equanimity is a true gift, and this book is sure to transform the lives of many.”
—Kristin Neff, PhD
associate professor in the department of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin
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