Why Can’t I Meditate?
A new book by Nigel Wellings
Why Can’t I Meditate?, How to get your mindfulness practice on track is a book for those of us who are thinking about practising mindfulness, who want to practice but are finding it hard to start and continue, or have started but have stopped again. Full of accounts by new meditators of their struggles and successes, and insights from a wide variety of the most accomplished teachers representing every school of mindfulness teaching, it offers many practical ways to get our mindfulness unstuck and firmly establish a regular practice. This is a book for anyone who has sat on their meditation seat or cushion and wondered whether they should go on.
Contributors include Stephen Batchelor, Rebecca Crane, Christina Feldman, Geshe Tashi Tsering, Willem Kuyken, Tsoknyi Rinpoche, and Franklin Sills.
Published by Piatkus, February 2015
American edition to be published by TarcherPerigee, April 2016
"People learning mindfulness often ask, "I know mindfulness practice is helpful, how can I best establish my meditation practice?" Now I can recommend this wonderful book. Nigel Wellings offers insightful, compassionate and eminently practical guidance based on his extensive personal experience as a teacher and practitioner and interviews with some of the most accomplished mindfulness teachers in the field."
Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Exeter
"I am very happy to finally see someone writing about why people can’t meditate. I’ve known Nigel for many years; he’s a sincere practitioner who has been thinking about how to untangle the blockages in the human mind for some time now. We had a lot of discussion together about the ideas presented here and I think his book will be very useful. It’s helpful to know the underlying causes of meditation problems - this book shows how to work with them."
Author, Open Heart, Open Mind