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A revolutionary, science-based approach to meditation from a neuroscientist turned meditation master, The Mind Illuminated is an accessible, step-by-step toolkit for anyone looking to start—or improve—their daily meditation practice.

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The book that bestselling meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg raves "brings the path of meditation to life," 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 ten-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 helps you work through each stage of the process, offering tools that work across all types of meditation practices. The Mind Illuminated is essential listening, whether you are a beginner wanting to establish your practice or a seasoned veteran ready to master the deepest state of peace and mindfulness.

“A systematic, hands-on manual, The Mind Illuminated will be a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process of meditative development in all its stages." ---Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness

"This book is full of wisdom, story, and creativity, and I'll be glad to have it as a reference for many years to come.” ---Elena Brower, author of Art of Attention

“This book is a rare and valuable treasure, providing a detailed, step-by-step account of how meditation practice progresses. Culadasa is the real deal, a living adept with decades of experience.” ---Shinzen Young, author of Beginner’s Guide to Meditation

"At once comprehensive and also very easy to read and follow in practice, this is the most thorough, straightforward, clear, and practical guide to training the mind that I have ever found. A remarkable achievement.” ---Daniel Ingram, M.D., author of Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha

The Mind Illuminated

A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science

Author Culadasa John Yates, PhD, Matthew Immergut, PhD

Narrated by Sean Runnette

Publication date May 23, 2017

Running time 16 hrs 4 min

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