Welcome, dear friends,
Mindfulness is a time-honored, scientifically proven method for reducing stress, improving health, boosting mood, and achieving lasting happiness and peace of mind. The resources offered on this page provide everything you could possibly need to begin, develop, and deepen your mindfulness practice. I’m happy to be able to share with you the secrets I’ve learned over more than 40 years as a teacher and practitioner of mindfulness and author of the bestselling guidebook Meditation for Dummies.
Many blessings on your path!
Stephan

 
 
 
 

Meditate anywhere, anytime

If you’re new to mindfulness, I recommend ordering my app/online program Mindfulness Meditation, which provides many hours of both audio and video instruction you can use anywhere anytime on your mobile device or computer. Features mindfulness meditations of varying lengths, short and long body meditations, lovingkindness and gratitude exercises, and a wealth of instruction for applying mindfulness in everyday life.

Just when you thought iPhone apps were becoming more and more mindless - try mindfulness.
— Wall Street Journal
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Everything you need to know about mindfulness meditation

In my ground-breaking guidebook Meditation For Dummies, you’ll find extensive written instruction, including chapters on creating a conducive environment and mind-set for meditation, developing and fine-tuning your practice, meditation research, and meditation for happiness. Translated into seven languages, this book, now in its 4th edition with instructional audio, has introduced mindfulness to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

Meditation for Dummies is a smart idea whose time has come. If you’re looking for an easy-to-follow yet comprehensive introduction to the practice of meditation, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
— John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

Tips and techniques for a more mindful life

My new book Everyday Mindfulness offers “practical secrets for finding joy in each moment” by applying mindfulness to every activity, from driving to eating to working at your computer to spending time with family and friends. Features chapters on mindful relationships, mindful work, mindful travel, and mindfulness with challenging emotions and mind-states.

“With his deep training in contemplative practice combined with a down-to-earth understanding of everyday life, Stephan Bodian helps us open to and rest in a natural presence and wakefulness that is our true home. His writing is so clear, warm, accessible, and helpful. A gem of a book!”
— Rick Hanson, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Buddha's Brain and Hardwiring Happiness
 

Benefits of awareness practice

Reduced stress  

Reduced stress  

Increased resilience

Increased resilience

Stronger immune system

Stronger immune system

Better memory and focus

Better memory and focus

Greater creativity

Greater creativity

Increased self-awareness

Increased self-awareness

More empathy and compassion

More empathy and compassion

Greater happiness and peace of mind

Greater happiness and peace of mind