If mindfulness is the gateway to the awakened life, today's special guest Stephen Fulder's book, What’s Beyond Mindfulness describes the garden that lies beyond: a magical, rich and fulfilled way of living that comes when we live according to Buddhist practice and principles. This book is a uniquely practical and accessible exploration of Buddhism in everyday life that will appeal to people of any faith and to those of none. It is filled with important concepts such as: happiness is found in being, not having, the impact of deep listening and sharing our suffering as a way to build bridges, using mindfulness to heal conflict, and how to make friends with your body, your heart and mind.
Divided into three sections which can be read in any order, the first part of the book is about how we act and function wisely in life in the face of sickness, work, ethics, money etc. The second part deals with the pathway up the mountain and what we should take with us. These chapters include working with difficult emotions, conflict, conditioning and so forth. Whilst the third section is how things look from up there and deals with the divine, autonomy, wise social action, karma and liberation. This book will imbue your life once more with the sense of magic and mystery that you felt as a child; it will allow you to put down the burdens of anxiety, joylessness, restlessness or a judging mind and shift your experience of the world in a truly profound way.
Stephen Fulder, PhD is the founder and senior teacher of the Israel Insight Society, the foremost organisation in Israel teaching mindfulness and other meditative practices, and has over the last 25 years, guided thousands of people in Israel and worldwide in exploring Buddhist teachings, practices and perspectives. He is also well known for applying these methods to promoting peace in the Middle East. Fulder has also written 14 books on health-related subjects.