A guidebook on how to embody compassionate awareness in all of our relationships—with self, one another, and our planet—in an age of global uncertainty.
We all struggle at times with how to bring meditation off the cushion and into the beautiful, dynamic, and messy realm of relationship. At a time when humanity seems to have forgotten our inherent interrelatedness, this book offers an inspiring set of principles and practices for deepening intimacy and remembering the interconnection that is our birthright. Eden Tull interweaves heartfelt personal stories, sharing her journey from seven years as a monastic in a silent Zen Monastery to living and teaching in the megatropolis of Los Angeles and beyond, with teachings and mindful inquiry to help the reader connect personally with the principles of Relational Mindfulness.
In a voice that is transparent, vulnerable, and brave, Tull shares possibilities for integrating mindfulness In gentle yet powerful tone, she covers topics ranging from balance and personal sustainability to sexuality to conscious consumerism.
Relational Mindfulness is based on the simple understanding that the most subtle form of love is attention. While a revolution usually means to evolve and change, this shift is actually a return to a simple and sacred understanding we seem to have forgotten—one we can only remember when we are present.
“A blueprint to take our mindfulness practice out into every corner of our life. Skillfully weaving practical exercises, personal stories, and illuminating observations, Deborah Eden Tull shows us how we can practice everywhere: personally, relationally, socially, and ecologically. This wise and compassionate book is a wakeup call for our times.”
— Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center and author of Fully Present: The Science Art and Practice of Mindfulness
“A marvel of a book. Eden Tull meets us where we live: in constant interaction with self, other, world—and engagement with the challenges of a society in crisis.”
— Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life
“Clear, much-needed, and timely. For greater inner peace, personal alignment and increasing your vital, present, and kind experience of life, I commend it to you.”
— Nina Simons, Co-Founder of Bioneers and Director of Everywoman’s Leadership
“Having seen the benefits of relational mindfulness practices over many years, I am delighted to see Deborah Eden Tull’s expansion of relational mindfulness into many new domains. She skillfully brings her unique lens to bear on a range of topics such as internalized racism and technology and offers the reader a helpful and empowering perspective.”
— Marvin G. Belzer, PhD., Associate Director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
About the Author:
Deborah Eden Tull, Founder of Mindful Living Revolution, is a Zen meditation and mindfulness teacher, author, activist, and sustainability educator who teaches the integration of compassionate awareness into every aspect of our lives. She spent 7 years as a monastic at a silent Zen Monastery and offers retreats, workshops, and consultations nationally. She is a teacher for UCLA's Mindfulness Center and also facilitates The Work That Reconnects, which was created by Buddhist activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy. She lives in Ojai, California.