Be the Change: How Meditation Can Transform You and the World

Meditation is now having fun with a renewed surge of recognition, penetrating the general public realization as by no means earlier than. What may that suggest for us all? Be the Change examines the adjustments wrought by way of this historic perform during the knowledge of awesome luminaries, interwoven with textual content from award-winning authors Ed and Deb Shapiro. The phrases of those non secular leaders from all disciplines and walks of existence will shock, enlighten, and encourage readers to start their very own meditation practice—and probably create the root for a brand new and extra hopeful age.  



Includes knowledge from luminaries equivalent to:


* HH the Dalai Lama * Marianne Williamson * Robert Thurman * Jon Kabat-Zinn * Ram Dass * Byron Katie * Dan Millman * Joan Borysenko * Jane Fonda * HH The Karmapa *  Jack Kornfield  * Krishna Das  *  Dean Ornish * Andrew Cohen * Jean Houston * Kitaro * Ellen Burstyn * Gregg Braden * homosexual & Kathlyn Hendricks * Debbie Ford * Gangaji * Rabbi Zalman Schachter * Cyndi Lee * Wavy Gravy * Linus Roache * Tim Freke * Don Campbell * and many extra  


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