A practical and soul-stirring guide to meditation that offers a much-needed antidote to the forces of stress that overwhelm so many of us--from the New York Times bestselling author of the "thoughtfully written, persuasive" (USA TODAY) Emotional Intelligence and renowned meditation teacher Tsoknyi Rinpoche.We all experience negative emotions from time to time. But in a world with as much frenzy and pressure as ours, it's incredibly easy for these same emotions to become destructive. Now, by blending Eastern tradition with Western science, Why We Meditate effortlessly helps you embrace and understand meditation as never before. With accessible and eye-opening advice based on groundbreaking neuroscience, this guidebook helps you not only break free from negative patterns of thought and behavior but radically embrace your very being. Revolutionize your health, relationships, and soul with this book that is perfect for both serious meditators and those new to the practice.