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Zoom Event! Practical Mindfulness: A Physician’s No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners

June 24, 2021 @ 5:30 pm 7:00 pm PDT

(Author of Practical Mindfulness) Dr. Greg Sazima will lead an interactive virtual introduction to his new book for New Renaissance Bookshop.

Event Details:

Dr. Greg Sazima, Thursday, June 24, 5:30-7 PM Pacific Time, Free!

Join Dr. Greg Sazima live for an interactive, virtual introduction to his new book, Practical Mindfulness: A Physician’s No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners (Mango Press, 2021).

Dr. Sazima will share the backstory behind and mission of Practical Mindfulness:

  • his passion for meditation as an essential training in the capacity for mindful awareness,
  • his own personal story in using meditation to navigate the challenge of aggressive cancer, and
  • “paying forward” the benefits in creating a guide that demystifies mindfulness and lowers the bar to starting a sustainable, fruitful practice.


Greg will share readings and anecdotes from Practical Mindfulness, lead attendees through some basic guided meditation exercises, and be available for Q&A.

Greg Sazima, MD is a psychiatrist, educator, and author, based in Northern California. He teaches physicians-in-training at Stanford’s Family Medicine Residency Program. He volunteers on the non-profit boards of Snowline Hospice and Capital Public Radio, both in the Sacramento region.



Practical Mindfulness

A Physician’s No-Nonsense Guide to Meditation for Beginners

Training exercises that work. Practical Mindfulness approaches mindfulness and meditation from a hands-on, how-to, irreverent perspective–appealing directly to smart readers curious about meditation. By applying Dr. Sazima’s training routines, learn to spend more time in real engagement with the world. Cultivate a deeper appreciation of experiences, from the everyday to the extraordinary, and live your life more fully, wisely, and joyfully.

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