8 Minute Meditation Expanded: Quiet Your Mind. Change Your Life.

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New and expanded, the bestselling, innovative program that advanced the mindfulness revolution

People are always looking for new ways to reduce stress, increase productivity, and lead more well-rounded, happier lives. Many have sought a solution in meditation. However, simple, clear instruction is often difficult to find, and most teachers and books make meditation seem like a chore—something you have to do for up to an hour each day.

8 Minute Meditation is the first program created to give beginners the exact tools they need to learn to meditate and do it in a time-frame that even the busiest people can easily handle: just 8 minutes a day.

The new tenth anniversary edition of 8 Minute Meditation surveys the latest mindfulness developments. It also contains the complete, original 8 Minute Meditation program, one of the all-time best-selling mindfulness programs in history. Features include clear, supportive step-by-step instruction, FAQs, and “troubleshooting” your mindfulness practice. All in the time between two television commercials!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; Anniversary edition (December 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399173420
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399173424
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

If you are interested in a simple and effective approach to learning how to meditate, this book is for you.

18 people found this helpful
 on June 23, 2015
By Joseph J. Truncale
I have been into numerous mindfulness activities over the years. I have done hypnosis, self-hypnosis, Zen, Taoism, Tai Chi and Qigong. I am also familiar with numerous types of meditation techniques; however, I never read this book (8 Minute Meditation by Victor Davich) until recently when I purchased it for a bargain price on Amazon. Even though I have numerous books on meditation I found this 195 paperback volume surprisingly refreshing, interesting and informative. Where most books on meditation recommend doing two 20-minute sessions as a minimum, the author, in order to bring more people into the practice of mindfulness meditation promotes just 8 minute sessions at a starting point. I love the writing style and approach this writer uses to encourage the reader to practice meditation. He gives easy and practical answers to numerous questions about meditation. This text is organized into three parts. Part one meditation 101 gives a simple and practical introduction to the subject of meditation. The second part goes into detail on his 8 week meditation program. The final section explains how to upgrade beyond the 8 minute meditation program.

Practical and insightful

3 people found this helpful
 on October 22, 2017
If you’re looking for a fluffy good-feelsey meditation theory book, this isn’t it. What it is, though, is a practical guide to creating a lasting relationship with meditation. Victor has created an eight week program with eight different simple meditations to practice for eight minutes a day. Each week he introduces a new meditation technique that you practice for the next seven days, and each technique, although distinct, increases in skill. I really enjoyed reading this book and following Victor’s program. Although I didn’t become enlightened, I have developed a much more chill relationship with my mind and the world around me. I highly recommend this book to fellow meditation newbies.

Covers the Basics to Get You Started

8 people found this helpful
 on June 16, 2015
By Glenn Ritchey
Critics of this book complain that 8 minutes of meditation per day is not enough. However, by the author’s own admission (in the “upgrade” section, part III) you are encouraged to expand upon the time after you become comfortable with the process. Like any exercise–mental or physical–one needs to start slowly and build up. When I was training for my first 10 mile run, I didn’t start by running 10 miles, I started with less than a mile and walking part of the way. Meditation is no different–start slowly and build up. This book is an excellent primer for those who have never mediated and want to learn.

Easy as A-B-C!

51 people found this helpful
 on August 30, 2007
By Alex H
The 8-MINUTE MEDITATION…book by Victor Davich is a wonderful beginner’s guide to meditating. Without going into the philosophical or religious aspects of meditation, Davich presents just the basics in simple to understand and humorous writing. The book is broken into three parts: Part One – explains the what, why, and how to use the 8-MINUTE MEDITATION…book giving the reader a basic understanding of what they’ll be doing and what to expect Part Two – this is the actual meditation program. It’s broken down into 8 weeks and 8 chapters, with each chapter/week focusing on different forms of meditation that you’ll be doing. The chapters are short and all begin with what you’ll be doing, and followed by a Q&A that should answer any concerns or questions that come up that week. Very helpful. I read one chapter a week so as to not anticipate the next week’s meditation technique. Part Three – this is at the end of the 8-weeks and if you decide to extend the 8-minute meditation to a longer duration, Davich provides the info here. I really enjoyed the book! Having never meditated before, I now meditate 8-minutes everyday and it has become part of my daily routine.

Solid meditation guidance book

3 people found this helpful
 on February 25, 2015
By JR_azon
8 minutes is not enough time for most people to even get their brain in the same zip code as their body but the instruction and guidance is sound and worth investigating. Caution – a lot of these books are virtually identical, so you may want to research the authors to find a good fit for your situation. For example, another book I bought called Zen Golf covers a lot of the same concepts but is conveyed as a practical application (for golfers) which added quite a bit more value for me versus the standard payoff that all of the generic books offer. Anyway, if time commitment is a problem, this one certainly will fit.

Good introduction to learning how mediation may help you

One person found this helpful
 on February 4, 2016
By Dave S.
Bought this to learn about mediation since I had never tried it before. The reviews helped me decide to purchase via Kindle. I have now gone through all 8 weeks and am continuing on as stated in last chapter. I found the book easy to read/comprehend and immediately tried mediation per his instructions. So far the benefits to me seem to be a calmer feeling, better sleep (not waking up at 3am and not getting back to sleep) and my blood pressure is lower. Now to learn more how this might benefit me long term. I am a believer now but will see where this journey will lead me. I liked that his approach is simple and easy and only required 8 minutes or so of my time daily.

Quiet Your Mind, Change Your Life.

3 people found this helpful
 on February 14, 2009
By Jusuf Hariman
Time Magazine calls “8 Minute Meditation” the “most American form of meditation yet”. This is a brilliant book that makes meditation accessible to anyone who has the slightest interest in the subject. 8 minutes per day will change your life forever. This book will enrich, deepen and enhance the spiritual practice of anyone, regardless of their faith tradition. It does something most other meditation books don’t: It makes meditation practice pleasant, enjoyable, even fun to learn. From the very beginning, you’ll reap the benefit of meditation such as calm, clarity, happiness and well-being. As you continue to meditate, you will find yourself more relaxed, yet, paradoxically, more alert. You will experience better focus and concentration; and this in turn leads to better comprehension of even the most complex materials. A steady, 8 minute practice is cumulative and builds “Mindfulness Muscle”. This book sets up a program for the 8 week meditation program. Afterward, you will be offered an “upgrade” section, offering you ways to make your meditation practice deeper and apply it to everyday life.

An excellent primer on meditation

3 people found this helpful
 on June 25, 2016
By Dawg Fan
An excellent primer on meditation. You don’t need a mantra to do it. This little book shows you how and helps you improve as you go along. It is well worth it if you’ve been thinking of trying meditation but weren’t sure where to begin. This is a great place to start.