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The Mind Illuminated : A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness

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The Mind Illuminated is a comprehensive, accessible and - above all - effective book on meditation, providing a nuts-and-bolts stage-based system that helps all levels of meditators establish and deepen their practice. Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience.
Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage.
This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of meditation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 192 x 235 x 45mm | 969g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1781808201
  • 9781781808207
  • 2,049

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Culadasa has given us a clear, detailed, contemporary map of meditation, beautifully attuned to our household lives. Through his mastery of both the science and art of conscious living, Culadasa imparts the practices and confidence we need to walk the path of liberation through all the stages to Awakening. I love his friendly, encouraging teaching! Trudy Goodman, PhD, guiding teacher at InsightLA
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About Culadasa

Culadasa (John Yates PhD) is a meditation master with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions. A former professor, he taught physiology and neuroscience for many years, and later worked in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. He is the author of A Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage, currently in its third edition. www.culadasa.com
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