The Direct Approach to Lasting Peace, Happiness, and Love
For those who seek genuine spiritual realization, the practice of mindfulness may pose significant limitations. This book critiques the progressive approach of mindfulness meditation and offers powerful pointers and intimate, time-honored guidance for experiencing and resting right now in your natural state of awakened awareness, the ultimate source of lasting happiness and peace.
“With his deep training in contemplative practice combined with a down-to-earth understanding of everyday life, Stephan Bodian helps us open to and rest in a natural presence and wakefulness that is our true home. His writing is so clear, warm, accessible, and helpful. A gem of a book!”
–Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
“Provocative and profound . . . With great lucidity and care, Stephan introduces approaches drawn from non-dual wisdom traditions that allow us to relax back and realize the indivisible radiant awareness that is already and always here.”
–Tara Brach, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge
“Beyond Mindfulness is a beautifully written guide for both beginner and experienced meditators. Stephan Bodian takes us beyond stress relief and shows us how mindfulness can be a stepping stone to a more direct approach to awakening. This is a unique and important book for understanding and experiencing awakened awareness as a new potential foundation for living. I highly recommend reading this book!”
–Loch Kelly, author of Shift into Freedom
Wake Up Now
A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening
Many spiritual teachers talk about spiritual awakening, but very few offer guidance for every step of the journey, from the initial breakthrough to the ongoing challenge of integrating the awakened perspective in everyday life. Author Stephan Bodian offers a roadmap for the pathless path of self-realization, including meditations that invite you to wake up right now from the dream of separation.
“This book is one of the most concise guides to spiritual awakening I have read. Both profound and practical, it guides the reader through the intricacies of awakening as only someone who has walked the walk themselves can do. The clarity and compassion this book offers the sincere spiritual seeker is both rare and welcome.”
–Adyashanti, author of The End of Your World and Emptiness Dancing
“Many books talk about spiritual awakening, but Wake Up Now breaks new ground by providing a detailed roadmap to the complete awakening process. Profound yet accessible, precise yet jargon-free, this wise book leads you step by step on the direct path home to your radiant natural state, your innermost true self.”
–Lama Surya Das, author of Awakening the Buddha Within
Meditation for Dummies
Now in the 3rd Edition, with Instructional CD
This comprehensive guide to the practice of meditation has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide and introduced the benefits of meditation to a global audience. Complete instruction in mindfulness practice, with expert advice for dealing with the pitfalls and challenges. Updated, with new chapters on the latest meditation research and on meditation and happiness.
“Meditation For Dummies is a brilliantly clear roadmap to your true home, your natural heart, your shining mind. Stephan speaks from long experience to share the path that ends suffering and frees the heart for flight.”
–Stephen Levine, author of Healing into Life and Death and A Year to Live
“Stephan Bodian is a shining light in the fields of meditation, yoga and consciousness.” —
–Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and A Woman’s Book of Life
“Meditation for Dummies is a useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints to get your started and keep you on track.”
–Deepak Chopra, M.D.