Not Quite Nirvana: A Skeptic’s Journey to Mindfulness

In her new book, Rachel Neumann tells the story of how a skeptical, fast-talking New Yorker became Thich Nhat Hanh’s editor, turned 40, realized she was aging, and slowly and reluctantly started to absorb mindfulness practice and grow up. Scenes with Thich Nhat Hanh, the author’s vividly exuberant older parents and endlessly imaginative pre-teen daughters illustrate how she adapts mindfulness techniques for the busyness of her life, without losing her edge. With honest stories about dealing with difficult relationships with family members, death, illness, vanity, exhaustion, and creating a safety net of joy, the author explores and offers mindfulness guidance. This book is designed for adults who are new to mindfulness practice, Buddhism, curious skeptics, those familiar with the practice who want a personal story, and those interested in memoir.

Enjoy the intro clip description by Rachel!   Available at Parallax press and other book stores.

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