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“A timeless, clear, and beautiful introduction.” —Tamara Levitt, Head of Mindfulness at Calm

"Beginners will find [Start Here, Start Now] a highly accessible and insightful guide to mindfulness meditation, and even experienced practitioners may find this text useful for revisiting the basics."—Publishers Weekly


A Short Guide to Mindfulness Meditation

Bhante Gunaratana

A master of mindfulness, who has taught thousands to meditate, Bhante G. will show you exactly how to start your own practice and make it a part of your daily life. The book includes practical advice on

  • what to do with the body and mind in meditation;
  • how to work with distraction;
  • how to deal with physical discomfort in meditation;
  • how to overcome drowsiness, boredom, and inability to concentrate;
    how to work with fear and agitation, judgments, and self-criticism;
  • how to avoid trying too hard, expecting too much, or getting discouraged;
  • 11 common misconceptions and 10 tips for effective practice; and
  • how to get the most out of your practice.

You can start meditating today and, with Bhante G.’s guidance, discover more peace, presence, and joy in everyday life.

book information
  • Paperback
  • 168 pages, 0.5 x 5 inches
  • $11.95
  • ISBN 9781614296270
  • ebook
  • 168 pages
  • $7.28
  • ISBN 9781614296317
about the author
Start Here, Start Now

Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.

Other books by Bhante Gunaratana:
Dependent Origination in Plain English
Impermanence in Plain English
What, Why, How
Buddhist Suttas for Recitation
Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English
Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness
Meditation on Perception
The Mindfulness in Plain English Journal
Mindfulness in Plain English
The Mindfulness in Plain English Collection
Loving-Kindness in Plain English

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