Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion (Paperback)

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This is my favorite nonfiction book I've ever read! The wisdom it offers is invaluable. The meditation section alone has changed my life. If you follow no traditional faith, but are in touch with your spiritual side, pick this up!

Neuroscientist and philosopher, Sam Harris, returns with his most important book yet, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion. One of the most intellectual minds at the forefront of the "New Atheist" movement, Harris, offers a path to spiritual fulfillment and mindfulness outside the world of organized religion.  --Anton

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For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's latest New York Times bestseller is a guide to meditation as a rational practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.

From Sam Harris, neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Waking Up is for the twenty percent of Americans who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history. Throughout this book, Harris argues that there is more to understanding reality than science and secular culture generally allow, and that how we pay attention to the present moment largely determines the quality of our lives.

Waking Up is part memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris--a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic--could write it.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781451636024
ISBN-10: 1451636024
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 16th, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English