Mar 13, 2023-- "Like mom and apple pie, mindfulness has an unassailable reputation for virtue and wholesomeness. But what actually goes on in the brain and the psyche to deliver the goods? What are we actually signing up for when we embrace a path of mindfulness? In this important new book John Teasdale deftly weaves a course between the Scylla of cognitive science and the Charybdis of classic spiritual teaching to create a clear and compelling understanding of how mindfulness actually works to support the deep, unitive transformation of mind and heart traditionally known as awakening or enlightenment." Cynthia Bourgeault reviews the book, "What Happens in Mindfulness," by her student, and cognitive scientist, John Teasdale. (3076 reads)
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