In this eight-week course on mindfulness, Maitreyabandhu gently guides readers, teaching them how to pay closer attention to their experience. Each week, he introduces a different aspect of mindfulness - such as awareness of the body, feelings, thoughts and the environment - and recommends a number of easy practices; from trying out a simple meditation to reading a poem. Featuring personal stories, examples and tempting suggestions, "Life with Full Attention" provides both a starting point and a great reference.
Maitreyabandhu is an experienced teacher and a member of the Western Buddhist Order into which he has been ordained for 18 years. He is an award-winning poet and, as well as contributing to various books and magazines, has also worked in such diverse fields as the visual arts, opera and alternative health. He currently divides his time between writing and teaching at the London Buddhist Centre in Bethnal Green where he lives and works. This is his second book.