Looking at Mindfulness Through Art

Looking at Mindfulness Through Art

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ABOUT LOOKING AT MINDFULNESS

A book to help you achieve mindfulness and practice meditation while looking at the world’s greatest works of art.

  • Paperback
  •  304 pages
  •  July 2016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399575945
  • Dimensions: 16.3 x 2 x 22.4 cm
  • Psychiatrist and leading meditation practitioner Christophe André guides you through the art of mindfulness, beginning with art itself. Looking at Mindfulness collects classic and esoteric paintings, from Rembrandt to Hopper to Magritte, and offers a lucid commentary on the inner workings of each. André describes the dynamic on the canvas, and turns to the viewer’s own reactions, exploring the connection between what we see and what we feel. Moving beyond the art on the page, André teaches us what it means to consider our surroundings, our daily interactions and obligations, and their effect on our inner well-being and mental clarity. The paintings are a visual and tangible first step to understanding mindfulness and the benefits of living in the moment. In practicing mindfulness, within ourselves and out in the world, each of us can make immediate, meaningful, and permanent changes in our well-being and the well-being of others.

ABOUT CHRISTOPHE ANDRE

Christophe André is a French psychiatrist and bestselling author who has practiced meditation for many years. He runs meditation groups at the Sainte-Anne Hospital in Paris, helping people to free themselves from suffering and enjoy their lives.