First published in 1991 and expanded in 2002, this book has been deemed by such thinkers as Daniel Goleman to be "a classic—one of the very best English sources for authoritative explanations of mindfulness." Bhante Henepola Gunaratana (who was ordained at the age of 12 as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka) simply and clearly introduces the Buddhist practice of mindful meditation, which creates an attentive awareness of reality.
"This book is the bible of mindfulness."—Barry Boyce
"Of great value to newcomers ... especially people without access to a teacher."—Larry Rosenberg
"Bhante writes with great clarity and has a good sense of humor with respect to the ups and downs of practice."—Ken McLeod