Chögyam Trungpa’s Mindfulness in Action is a warm and open guide to discovering a secular approach to meditation and about how the practice and experience of mindfulness can affect our everyday lives.
Not only does Mindfulness in Action provide meditation guides to help you begin your journey, but it looks at the deeper questions that often cause practitioners to plateau in their practice. With the distilled teachings of one of the great masters of our time as a resource, the reader can ask those difficult questions and know they will have help in working through them.
To celebrate the release of Mindfulness in Action, we are giving away 5 copies! To enter, comment on this post reflecting on:
What is mindfulness in action to you?
We will be choosing the winners on April 3rd at 12pm EST.
Congrats to our winners!
Navreet: “It means that in my daily life as a mother, friend, sister, etc, I am completely present and aware when my children are telling me a really LONG story about their day and I don’t rush them through it, when my cousin-sister is telling me about the pain she is going through with her parents’ aging problems and I really listen without interrupting, when my husband is telling me the same story for the umpteenth time and I don’t act annoyed, and I really enjoy laughing with friends when we’re laughing instead of thinking about what to say next.”
Marlene: “It’s taking a homeless person to eat rather than flipping a Toonie in their empty cup.”
Amy: “I recall Acharya Adam Lobel giving a talk at the Being Brave gathering in Halifax a few years ago. He posed a question to the crowd of about 800 people, something to the effect of : ” What happens if we all just sit on our cushions, cultivating mindfulness and peace for ourselves, while out there, the world around us burns?” For me, this imagery, this idea captured the essence of mindfulness in action. It is stepping out into a world that is burning, knowing what the situation truly is, and meeting it with a fearless confidence in one’s ability to act in a way that will be of benefit. It is knowing that you do not fight fire with fire, but with water.
Some days that means playfully diffusing a conflict between my children. Some days it is working to shift tides of systemic injustice. Some days it is touching and being touched by the full scope of human feeling in my heart and in the hearts of all of us, and acting from that with as much gentle sanity as I can muster. Mindfulness in Action is so simple and yet so vast. And it strikes me as what our world needs now, more than anything.”
Jess and Judee: “Income is very limited, for me, as I am swimming in the medical costs for treating a loved one who has very serious health problems. But, I would love to have one of Trugyam Trungpa’s lovely books.”
Nui: “Attentive to what I am doing right now. For example, I usually bake cookies and one of them is Snowballs which I have to use my 2 hands to make each of them as ball shape. Every balls is made carefully with mindfulness to enjoy the touch of my hands to dough after inserting macadamia nut inside the ball. I always practice my meditation through this action and Sometimes I call them miracle balls.”
Thank you all for your comments. Please come back soon for more giveaways!