Still, in the City Creating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos Edited by Angela Dews
 
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Still, in the City is a collection of stories about the practice of urban Buddhism—when a New York City subway becomes a mobile temple, when Los Angeles traffic becomes a vehicle for awakening, when a Fifth Avenue sidewalk offers a spiritual path through craving, generosity, and sorrow.

The instructions offered here for exploring mindfulness in and around our cities are written to be accessible, whether you’ve practiced a lot or a little. Perhaps you’ve returned home from a retreat and want to hold the attention and intention gained from pausing and experiencing the silence. Or perhaps you practice mindfulness and don’t call it Buddhism, or you are just curious about what mindfulness is all about. Still, in the City will speak to you.

Practicing in the city comes with its own set of challenges and opportunities, and this book is attuned to both, offering guidance by teachers who see mindfulness not only as an intention for self-acceptance and relief of stress, but also as awareness that leads to dissatisfaction and that inspires our desire for deeper understanding and change. Dedicated to using their practice to make a difference not only in their own lives but also those of others, the authors speak of their involvement with their cities’ diverse communities, and their experience belies the notion that western Buddhists are of an age and race and class.

There is amazing clarity in stillness, and the opportunity for a skillful response rather than a reaction, even to injustice. And there is the possibility of equanimity and of freedom, everywhere and for all.
TitleStill, in the City
SubtitleCreating Peace of Mind in the Midst of Urban Chaos
AuthorEdited by Angela Dews
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
ImprintSkyhorse Publishing
Published4 September 2018
FormatElectronic book text
ISBN-139781510732346
Pages240

About the author

Angela Dews and the Harlem Insight sangha often formed a line of walking meditators through the Saturday crowds on Lenox Avenue. She found the dharma in 1996 on retreat from politics, journalism, and government and is certified as a Community Dharma Leader by the Spirit Rock and New York Insight Meditation Centers.

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