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The mind illuminated : a complete meditation guide integrating Buddhist wisdom and brain science for greater mindfulness

Author: John Yates; Matthew Immergut; Jeremy Graves
Publisher: New York ; London ; Toronto ; Sydney ; New Delhi : Touchstone, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Touchstone trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Yates; Matthew Immergut; Jeremy Graves
ISBN: 9781501156984 1501156985
OCLC Number: 953885722
Description: xxvii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First Interlude: Conscious Experience and the Objectives of Meditation --
Establishing a Practice --
Second Interlude: The Hindrances and Problems --
Interrupted Attention and Overcoming Mind-Wandering --
Extended Continuity of Attention and Overcoming Forgetting --
Third Interlude: How Mindfulness Works --
Continuous Attention and Overcoming Gross Distraction and Strong Dullness --
Fourth Interlude: The Moments of Consciousness Model --
Overcoming Subtle Dullness and Increasing Mindfulness --
Fifth Interlude: The Mind-System --
Subduing Subtle Distractions --
Sixth Interlude: The Stages of an Adept --
Exclusive Attention and Unifying the Mind --
Seventh Interlude: The Nature of Mind and Consciousness --
Mental Pliancy and Pacifying the Senses --
Mental and Physical Pliancy and Calming the Intensity of Meditative Joy --
Tranquility and Equanimity.
Responsibility: Culadasa (John Yates, PhD) and Matthew Immergut, PhD, with Jeremy Graves.

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The Mind Illuminated is the first how-to meditation guide from a neuroscientist who is also an acclaimed meditation master. This innovative book offers a 10-stage program that is both deeply grounded in ancient spiritual teachings about mindfulness and holistic health, and also draws from the latest brain science to provide a roadmap for anyone interested in achieving the benefits of mindfulness. Dr. John Yates offers a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, including steps to overcome mind wandering and dullness, extending your attention span while meditating, and subduing subtle distractions. This groundbreaking manual provides illustrations and charts to help you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices.

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