BUDDHA PILL Miguel Farias

This new version updates some of the original 2015 book, based on feedback
and new research. As before it aims to tease fact from fiction when it comes
to meditation. The authors connect with those working with meditation in
organisations such as the Prison Phoenix Trust, bringing meditation into the
prisoner’s cell, and the NHS. They look at some of the leading researchers
who have examined ways to make life-changing experiences on a personal
and global level. An entire chapter is devoted to the dark side of meditation,
building on strong responses to a mention of this in the original book. There
are examples of those who have had adverse reaction to intense experiences
of meditation and a look at some medical research into certain mental
illnesses. The book is thought provoking as it discusses seven myths about
meditation and ultimately they conclude it is a beneficial practice.
352pp, 197 x 127 mm, Paperback, 2019, RRP £9.99
Code: 290148