Mindful Eating, Jan Chozen Bays

Another book on the theme of "Buddhism in ordinary life"

Quip:"The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.


Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can make a remarkable difference.

In this book, you'll learn how to:

• Tune into your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat
• Eat less while feeling fully satisfied
• Identify your habits and patterns with food
• Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating
• Discover what you're really hungry for

Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio CD containing guided exercises led by the author."

Amazon, Kindle & Paper

NB- we usually meet downstairs, please buy something from the venue, they've been very tolerant of us taking up space.

The Slush Pile- future books, roughly in order.

* Foundations of Buddhism, Gethin - Scholar survey of Buddhism
* In the Buddha’s Words, Bodhi - Representative works from Pali Canon. Feel free to discuss any sutra for this meetup-- reading Sutras is not light reading

* Buddhism for Mothers, Napthali - Applying Buddhism to daily life
* Concise History of Buddhism, Stilton AND/OR The Story of Buddhism, Lopez - Scholarly survey of Buddhism from the time of the Buddha until now. Neither available in ebook form!
* The Wisdom of No Escape, Pema Chodron, popular Buddhism from the Tibetan angle.
* Boddhisatva’s Brain, Flanagan - Intersection of Science, Philosophy and Buddhism

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  • Betsy

    Enjoyed it ~ very nice meeting all of you!

    June 29, 2013

  • MatthewDeanMartin

    Thanks for the great discussion!

    June 29, 2013

  • Lawrence W.

    Dealing with a missing wallet. If I can find it in time

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I made other plans since I was wait listed. Looking forward to hearing what the next book will be!

    June 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hope to make the next one

    June 28, 2013

  • Lawrence W.

    How Meditation Works - Liz Kulze - The Atlantic
    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/how-meditation-works/277275/

    For you folks who have been struggling to explain to your partner, friend or cubicle mate why you do it.

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've missed coming to the meetings. Have to get the book, but even if no book. It will be nice to see you.

    June 24, 2013

  • Elizabeth Forbes W.

    I am going to try. Busy week for me. Have to get the book.

    June 23, 2013

  • James A.

    I am glad you changed the date because this gives me more time to read the book and this is a personal development issue for me.

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Eliza

    I will be there!!

    June 11, 2013

  • Betsy

    I will be there. Just finishing the book now ~ found it very worthwhile.

    1 · June 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it on June 29. I was going to bring a raisin as a group exercise! Is the next book "Foundations?"

    June 9, 2013

  • Patricia

    Glad that the date changed.

    June 9, 2013

  • Betsy

    Just ordered the book ~ hope it arrives in time to read!

    May 24, 2013

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