Ed and Deb Shapiro’s THE UNEXPECTED POWER OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION, the perfect book for “anyone interested in meditation.” — His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.


Behind the dramas and conflicts of life, there exists a quiet inner place where mindfulness and meditation can help us reside. The sanity and brilliance of this combination can awaken inner strength, foster kindness, promote fearlessness, and invite radical change with the profound benefits of a calm and stress-free mind. 

For over 30 years, Ed and Deb Shapiro have traveled the world, studying mindfulness and meditation with leading spiritual thinkers. With THE UNEXPECTED POWER OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION, the award-winning duo has gathered powerful and personal insights from many of the visionaries they have met: Matthew Fox, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Marianne Williamson, Seane Corn, Pema Chodron, Ram Dass, and others. 

THE UNEXPECTED POWER OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION not only explains what mindfulness and meditation are and how to practice them, it will help anyone transform their life from the inside out. 

THE UNEXPECTED POWER OF MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATIONBy Ed and Deb Shapiro with a Foreword by Professor Robert Thurman Ixia Press; April 2019; $14.95; ISBN: 978-0-486-83182-4


“Ed and Deb bring compassion and heart to a modern world where it is sorely missed.” — Ram Dass, author of Be Here Now 

“Ed and Deb remind us all just how important it is to look after the health and happiness of the mind. With warmth and humor, they show us how to integrate the timeless qualities of awareness and compassion into everyday life.” — Andy Puddicombe, founder of HEADSPACE 

“Ed and Deb Shapiro are two warm, caring, and capable individuals. Their work makes our planet a safer and more loving place to live.” — Bernie Siegel, M.D., best-selling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles 

“If there is one book you read about meditation, this should be the one. Hear about some of the cool people who do it, why you should do it, and how.” — Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga 

About the Author: 

Ed and Deb Shapiro, winners of the 2010 Nautilus Gold Book Award, are the authors of 20 books on mindfulness, meditation, personal development, and the body-mind relationship. They are columnists for Awaken.com, Oprah.com, HuffPost.com, Care2.com, and more. They have been teaching together for 30 years, and lead mindfulness and meditation retreats and personal development workshops worldwide. 

About Ixia Press: Ixia Press presents inspiring books on leadership, business, spirituality, and wellness that foster a spirit of personal and professional growth and exploration. The imprint combines completely original works with seminal classics in fresh packages, all written by some of the most respected authors in their fields. 

About Dover Publications: Dover Publications, Inc., was founded by New Yorkers Hayward and Blanche Cirker in 1941 and is headquartered in Mineola, New York. The publisher offers more than 10,000 titles, including books on architecture, cooking, fine art, crafts, history, mathematics, and music, as well as bestselling Creative Haven® coloring books for adults, Dover Thrift Editions of classic literature, the world’s premier paper doll line, value-priced Little Activity Books, graphic novel reprints, and works by over two dozen Nobel Laureates. Thousands of eBooks are also available at the Apple iBookstore, Google, Amazon, and other online retailers.

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