Relational Mindfulness, A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet is a guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships — with self, one another, and our planet in an age of global uncertainty.
We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship.
At a time when humanity seems to have forgotten our inherent interrelatedness, this book offers an inspiring set of principles and practices for deepening intimacy and remembering the interconnection that is our birthright. Eden Tull interweaves heartfelt personal stories, sharing her journey from seven years as a monastic in a silent Zen Monastery to living and teaching in the megatropolis of Los Angeles and beyond, with teachings and mindful inquiry to help the reader connect personally with the principles of Relational Mindfulness.
In a voice that is transparent, vulnerable, and brave, she shares possibilities for integrating mindfulness. In gentle yet powerful tone, she covers topics ranging from balance and personal sustainability to sexuality to conscious consumerism.
Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten —one we can only remember when we are present.
Deborah Eden Tull, founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator. She teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. Eden spent seven years training as a Buddhist monk at a silent Zen monastery and has been teaching dharma for 18 years. Eden has also been living in, and teaching about, sustainable communities for over 25 years.
Her teaching style is grounded in compassionate awareness, experiential learning, inquiry, and an unwavering commitment to personal transformation. She teaches engaged awareness practice, which emphasizes the connection between personal awakening and global engagement. Eden draws upon teachings from the natural world and an embodied understanding of animism.
She is the author of Relational Mindfulness: A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Our Self, Each Other, and Our Planet (Wisdom 2018) and The Natural Kitchen:Your Guide for the Sustainable Food Revolution. Her work has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Tricycle, Yogi Times, GOOP, Shambhala Times, and The Ecologist. She also teaches The Work That Reconnects, a program created by Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy, and teaches for UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Eden offers retreats, online courses, and consultations internationally. For more information about Eden’s work and her book, Relational Mindfulness, A Handbook for Deepening Our Connection with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Planet (2018) you can visit her website at http://deborahedentull.com/ and read more at New Books Network.
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