How to Eat

How to Eat

Paperback - 2014
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"How to Eat is the second in a Parallax's series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduce beginners to and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Eat explains what it means to eat as a meditative practice and why eating mindfully is important. Specific instructions are followed by a collection of verses written for secular practitioners that help set a mindful intention for each activity connected with preparing, serving, eating, and cleaning up after meals. The results of mindful eating are both global and personal. Eating a meal in mindfulness shows practitioners that the whole universe is supporting them. This awareness helps develop compassion and understanding, reminding practitioners that there are things they can do to help nourish people who are hungry and lonely. Encouraging moderation, mindful eating can lead to optimum health and body weight, while diminishing waste, and contributing to a more healthy society. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Eat is perfect for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to eating as a meditative practice."--
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781937006723
1937006727
Branch Call Number: 294.3444 Nhat Hanh
Characteristics: 125 pages ; 16 cm

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Mar 28, 2016

For those wishing to increase the level of mindfulness in their lives, this book is useful - we all eat, so without having to build in extra time for meditating, you can add awareness and consciousness to your daily actvities.

rowanquincy Nov 06, 2014

Even though this is a small book< it still is very repetitive and could be a lot smaller. The same ideas keep repeating over and over.

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