The book integrates the latest scientific research on mindfulness with its historical context, and explores how practising meditation can help us:
- cultivate mental well-being, and work with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety
- cope with the busyness of everyday life
- manage chronic pain and illness more effectively, and nurture physical well-being.
- let go of unskilful behaviours and improve how we function in our relationships and jobs.
With examples of how mindfulness is already making a difference in the world, The Mindful Manifesto also examines how encouraging governments and other powerful institutions to take a mindful approach could bring more health and happiness.
Watch a video of Ed and Jonty talking about the Mindful Manifesto.
Order guided audio meditations from the book, led by Ed and Jonty.
“A wonderful overview of mindfulness meditation—comprehensive, honest, and compassionate.” Sharon Salzberg, author of LovingKindness and Real Happiness
"Absolutely my favourite book of 2010...lovely and essential reading." Sarah Stacey, health columnist, Mail On Sunday
"This book is really important. Mindfulness is the way forward for dealing with depression and anxiety, and for general well-being.” Ruby Wax
"Mercifully gibberish-free instructions." Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian
"Written in a warmhearted and peaceful voice, this book is clear, direct, down-to-earth, and profound.” Rick Hanson, author of Buddha’s Brain
““The Mindful Manifesto helps us to “be” more and to “do” less. It’s old wisdom backed by modern science, beautifully described.” Richard Layard, Well-being Programme Director, London School of Economics