There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons (Hardcover)
In There Is No Right Way to Meditate, award-winning artist Yumi Sakugawa helps you tap into your inner self and finally find the peace that you've been seeking. Each page offers a unique perspective on how to lead a more mindful life, with captivating ink illustrations and encouraging words like, "it's okay if the only thing you did today was breathe." From simple ways to get rid of a bad mood to instructions for making your intentions come true, her lessons will inspire you to become more aware of the present moment and find stillness no matter where you go.
With Yumi's uplifting guidance, you will dig deeper into your soul to discover the tranquility already surrounding you.
“An uplifting guide… featuring stunning illustrations.”
"Take it from an artist: There is no right way to meditate. Sakugawa is not just a writer or an illustrator. She's an advocate for millennial-age understandings of love, hope and fulfillment.... She uses her equally inspirational and wistful language to guide readers through de-cluttering, being a better listener and solidifying friendships--generic advice not included. There's no right way to meditate, she confesses up front. And, actually, that's all a lot of us need to hear."
Yumi Sakugawa...provides a highly accessible, and quite invigorating, look at a peaceful world full of peaceful people. Yumi maintains a lighthearted tone throughout with her prose and whimsical artword. There's such a genuine expression of joy and reassurance here that you'll find irresistible. No right nor wrong. No irony. Just a goal of self-love"
"There are time when you can benefit from real, science-based strategies for fighting off negative thoughts. Other times, you simply need a dash of whimsical, imaginative solutions, like these quirky yet poignant ink drawings. We guarantee that Sakugawa's playful illustrations alone are enough to give you an instant mood lift."
"This book...really changed the way I look at meditation altogether. An incredibly beautiful and easy to digest book...Sakugawa brings home the fact that meditation is whatever you want it to be. It's not about HOW you choose to meditate, it's that you do it at all. It's funny, it's fun, it's cute, and it's exactly the sort of book that I think EVERYONE—whether you're a meditation believer or not—should have on their shelf."
—The Tipsy Writer
"This comic proves you have no excuse not to meditate. You can do it anywhere, any time."
"Though Sakugawa's comics can easily be broken down into basic building blocks, they have a sincere complexity to them. There Is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons...utilizes tasteful watercolors to offer advice on everyday banalities, such as getting rid of bad moods, or larger-view goals, such as making intentions come true. Sakugawa details these lessons with epic statements that stir up deeply cosmic emotions as well as through the use of outlandish humor--but all ideas are connected by simple visual frameworks."
The Inaugural Santa Fe Literary Festival was a huge success!
Collected Works was very proud to have been on-site all weekend as the official bookstore of the Santa Fe Festival. Bestselling, prizewinning authors and literary legends like Margaret Atwood, Joy Harjo, Colson Whitehead, Sandra Cisneros, Jon Krakauer, amongst others, spent time in our mini-bookstore in the lobby of the Convention Center and signed hundreds of books, which we now have in stock. So if you missed the festival but are looking for a signed copy of one of their books, please call us or come in to browse.
Purchase your books by festival authors directly from CW below:
Margaret Atwood; Freddie Bitsoie; Sandra Cisneros; Lynn Cline; William deBuys; Ashley Ford; John Grisham; Roshi Joan Halifax; Joy Harjo; Anne Hillerman; Cheryl Alters Jamison; Craig Johnson; Asma Khan; Phil Klay; Jon Krakauer; Valeria Luiselli; Deborah Madison; Emily St. John Mandel; George R. R. Martin; James McGrath Morris; Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich of Honey & Co.; Carmella Padilla Douglas Preston; Kirstin Valdez Quade; Bob Shacochis; Henry Shukman; Hampton Sides; Bryant Terry; Darryl Lorenzo Wellington; Colson Whitehead; Don Winslow; Lawrence Wright