Joseph Emet trained with the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village, France, and was made a Dharma teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition. He has a doctorate in music from Boston University and has published A Basket of Plums, a book with two CDs of songs. Emet, the founder of the Mindfulness Meditation Centre in Montreal, lives in Pointe-Claire, Canada.
Praise for BUDDHA'S BOOK OF SLEEP: Winner of BEST BOOK OF
THE YEAR from COVR (The Coalition of Visionary Resources) "Emet's
book serves also as a fine introduction to the Buddha's teachings,
as well as to their application to the art of sleeping well.
Readers may come to it attracted by its primary purpose. If they
read attentively and follow the program of exercises with due
patience, they will come away not only with changed sleeping
habits, but changed lives."
--Peter Clothier, Huffington Post "This small volume is based on his 15 years of teaching experience and the many questions and conversations with followers. It contains well-written prose for use as an exercise to coax the mind into calmness."
--South China Morning Post "In this gift-sized, get-to-the-point book, Emet quickly moves the reader from "busy mind" into concentration, meditation, and contentment. The book is practical, easy to read, and realistic in its approach. Emet's tone is comfortable and encouraging."
--Retailing Insight "Buddha's Book of Sleep is the first book to treat sleep disorders from the perspective of mindfulness meditation. Supplying readers with a new perspective on why they cannot fall asleep (even when they feel exhausted), and arming them with easy-to-use tools from the practices of mindfulness meditation, Buddha's Book of Sleep will help the reader calm their hurried thoughts and rest easy."
--The Best You "This calming, mind-freeing book will teach you to awaken to mindfulness, thereby letting go of troubling patterns that prevent sleep. Words of wisdom, peaceful thoughts, and a seven week programme of Buddhist meditation and exercise will help you to do just that! A lovely book, which would also make a great gift for the insomniac in your life!"
--Helio's Homoepathy Praise for BUDDHA'S BOOK OF STRESS REDUCTION: "Perhaps the most appealing thought in this innovative text is Emet's suggestion that, instead of retiring from work, we retire from stress!"
--Spirituality & Practice "Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction, with its simple, yet profound mindful meditation exercises, wise advice, helpful mantras and deeply meaningful stories, quotes and poetry, offers a refreshing and insightful guide for dealing with stress"
--Vitality magazine "Buddha's Book of Stress Reduction by Joseph Emit is full of practical instruction for mindful living in a stressful age. Author Joseph Emet trained with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. His is tips are as simple as being aware of and changing the music that you listen to. But in total they can help you make profound and joyful changes."