New World Mindfulness: From the Founding Fathers, Emerson, and Thoreau to Your Personal Practice

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  • Edition: Original
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  • Copyright: 12/22/2011
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions

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Mindfulness is not an "exotic" activity nor does it require you to "slow down and find more time." This book presents a history of mindfulness in the West, from the Founders, through Thoreau, to present-day leaders such as Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Author Biography

Donald McCown is assistant professor of integrative health at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and the former director of the Mindfulness at Work program at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine. With Marc Micozzi, McCown is the coauthor of Teaching Mindfulness. He lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. MARC S. MICOZZI, M.D., Ph.D., is adjunct professor of physiology and biophysics at Georgetown University School of Medicine and the founding director of the Policy Institute for Integrative Medicine in Washington, D.C. The author and editor of Fundamentals of Complementary Alternative Medicine and coauthor of The Spiritual Anatomy of Emotion, he lives in Bethesda, Maryland, and Rockport, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Note to Readers on Citations and Languagep. xiii
Getting Situated in Time and Space
Mindfulness in Early Americap. 2
Mindfulness in Late Americap. 21
America Went Far to Find What It Left at Homep. 32
Are You Waiting for an Invitation?p. 47
Navigating Your Busy Life
You're Never Lost in the Present Momentp. 68
Gravity: North and South on Your Compassp. 87
The Breath I: East and "West, Inside and Outsidep. 112
The Breath II: The Breeze across the Inner Landscapep. 132
The Breath III: The Storms and Stillness of Subjective Experiencep. 150
Disposition: A Map of the Terrain of Your Immediate Experiencep. 169
Putting Down The Guidebook
In Search of the Springs of Lifep. 92
Reclining: There Is a Place Past Sleepinessp. 198
Sitting: Where Stillness and Change Meetp. 205
Standing: Opening to the "Worldp. 215
Walking: Practice at the Speed of Lifep. 223
Coda A Walk on Mount Misery, a Glimpse of Mount Joyp. 230
Suggested Reading for Learning and Practicep. 236
Notesp. 244
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 267
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