Everyday Meditation for Everyone
Sometimes we just need to stop, take time out, put things into perspective and regain our sense of balance. Sometimes we just need to do nothing, and instead simply be. This has always been the case, but now it would seem to be more important than ever. That’s where meditation comes in.
Meditation is more than just a tool to help us cope better with the stress of modern life (though it will do that). Meditation is about the cultivation of awareness: taking a step back from ourselves, gaining some balance and perspective, and seeing things the way they are rather than as we think they should or shouldn’t be.
This book explains how meditation can help us to live life more fully, with calmness, clarity and compassion. More than just a ‘how to’ manual, it is – above all – a book about why meditation matters.
About the Author
Nicholas Buxton is an experienced meditation teacher and retreat leader, having studied and practised extensively within both Buddhist and Christian traditions. His previous books include The Wilderness Within: Meditation and Modern Life (Canterbury Press, 2014), and Tantalus and the Pelican: Exploring Monastic Spirituality Today (Continuum, 2009).
Watch this short video to find out about the Just Meditation book, which I wrote because although meditation is actually very simple, people always seem to want to go and complicate it by dressing it up in a lot of jargon, or by making you buy into some belief system or other. I called it Just Meditation because my goal is to make the learning and practice of meditation simple, accessible and inclusive. Just Meditation is everyday meditation for everyone.
"This is the most readable book on meditation I’ve yet read (..) packed with useful insights and advice, as well as material to encourage self reflection. It’s the only meditation book I’ve found so far that I really didn’t want to finish." Mark
"This book is invaluable for anyone new to meditation as well as experienced meditators. It is a book to be read and re-read as a means to support our meditation practice." Ruth
"This book is great for learning about meditation without being tied to a religious or devotional practice. It explains the 'whys, hows and whats' of meditation in simple terms giving the beginner a complete understanding and outlining everything one needs to know to just get on with it!" J Price