Books On Meditation & Mindfulness

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Start Here Now: An Online Course on the Path and Practice of Meditation with Susan Piver

Meditation has been proven to lead to everything from a good night’s sleep to complete enlightenment. It is one amazing practice! But because of all the current attention on mindfulness, there may be confusion about where to begin, what to actually expect from it, and how to preserve its spiritual meaning.  Let Susan Piver guide you through what is real and how to do it!


Featured Practice

From Mindfulness to Insight
Mindfulness Sitting Practice with Acceptance

“Form the intention to practice mindfulness—knowing what is happening while it is happening with an attitude of acceptance of whatever arises—and then connect with your motivation: why you—as an individual—want to do this.”

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Author Interview

Sitting Still…Like a Kid: An Interview with Eline Snel

9781611800586-2Shambhala: How did you first become interested in teaching mindfulness to kids?

Eline Snel: I led a training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for a group of twelve principals at my local school board. They asked me to develop a training method for children. So I did, after several tryouts in different schools and age groups.

S: How do you explain to a child what mindfulness is?

ES: I use the metaphor of a frog to help children become familiar with mindfulness as a daily attitude or lifestyle. A frog can sit very still, but can also jump very far—just like our minds do. You can see the breathing in the frog’s belly. Awareness of your own breathing helps you to concentrate and focus. And notice when the concentration is gone. Frogs are also aware of their surroundings, without constantly reacting.

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Online Courses

Discovering the Relaxed Mind

Learn a seven-step meditation practice, concisely and practically adapted from the meditation techniques of three major Buddhist traditions—Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana—which Tibetan Buddhism knits into a seamless whole.

Taught by: Dza Kilung Rinpoche

Mindfulness in Action

In this online course, the practice of meditation will be accompanied by practices for expanding awareness in everyday activities, dissolving the boundary between meditation and everything else we do in our life. This is a course for new meditators, for those who want to deepen their meditation practice, and for mindfulness trainers and teachers. The approach is based on the mindfulness teachings of Chögyam Trungpa, from his book Mindfulness in Action.

Taught by: Carolyn Rose Gimian

Love with a Healthy Ego

David Richo guides you on the path of generous love and shows how to build a healthy ego that is “just right”—not too big and not too weak—supporting you in being fully yourself and interacting with others in loving and effective ways.

Taught by: David Richo

Start Here Now

Meditation expert and New York Times best-selling author Susan Piver has taught thousands of people how to meditate. In this course, Susan distills all of her best advice and tried-and-true techniques into a self-paced program that could change your life.

Taught by: Susan Piver

Sitting Still Like a Frog

Kids take to mindful awareness naturally, even enthusiastically, as soon as they see how it works. If you’re a parent, teacher, therapist—or anyone who works with kids—this online course will give you the skills you need to introduce the youngsters in your world to mindfulness and its many benefits. Best-selling Shambhala Publications author and mindfulness trainer Eline Snel offers simple, playful ways to introduce kids to the basics.

Taught by: Eline Snel

Sit Like a Buddha

Believe what you've heard about meditation: it'll focus your mind, open your heart, and sometimes surprise you with insight. Lodro Rinzler, author of the book Sit LIke a Buddha, guides you through everything you need to establish a meditation practice.

Taught by: Lodro Rinzler