“Tim Ryan takes a big challenge in writing A Mindful Nation. He challenges the nation to take up meditation in their daily lives and tells us ‘why/how’ it works. I know this territory and wish him and us Godspeed.”
— Phil Jackson, former Coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, winner of 11 NBA Titles, author of Sacred Hoops
“A Mindful Nation has the potential to change our country—and the world—one person at a time.”
— Deepak Chopra, author, War of the Worldviews
“Inspiring! An important book. If more politicians can follow in Congressman Ryan’s lead and look to harness the power of mindfulness, then the future of this country will be bright.”
— Russell Simmons, CEO, Rush Communications
“Tim Ryan shows how the simple practice of mindfulness can make us happier, more productive, and more compassionate. An unexpected and welcome book, I highly commend it to all who are searching for a deeper life and a better society.”
— Rev. Jim Wallis, President of Sojourners, author of God’s Politics
“Congressman Ryan offers us a beautifully written, practical, and comprehensive view of the far-reaching effects of mindfulness in civil society. This book brings the entire field of exploring mindfulness forward.”
— Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness
“Congressman Ryan offers a clear, compelling, and compassionate beacon of hope for America at this time of gathering darkness.”
— Margaret J. Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science
“It is only through a shift in consciousness that the world will be transformed. Congressman Tim Ryan has written a truly powerful book in which he shares a vision for the United States that reflects this ideal. He reminds us that the word ‘United’ in our country’s name is first and foremost a spiritual principle. That we are all connected, that loving each other and working together as one is not for fanciful daydreamers, it is a real possibility. He writes eloquently of the power of kindness in how we interact with each other and more significantly how our government can implement mindfulness in its dealings with its citizens. As we become more enlightened, great political leaders will emerge from this new consciousness to lead us to Camelot, Avalon, or a Shining City on a Hill. Tim Ryan is one of those who can get us back to the “United” in U.S.A., and we can, maybe for the first time, live our national motto, ‘e pluribus unum.’ Must reading for all.”
— Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, best-selling author of Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting
Tim Ryan was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002, at the age of 29, and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio's 17th Congressional District. He maintains a strong commitment to the economic and social well-being of his constituents in northeast Ohio. He serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as its Subcommittees on Readiness and on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He also serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus.
Congressman Ryan has a daily mindfulness meditation practice. He has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness practice as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems facing the nation. During his tenure in the House, he has helped to get mindfulness and social and emotional learning programs established in several schools in his district. He also spearheaded a conference at a medical school in his district on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Before being elected to Congress, Ryan served in the Ohio State Senate, as president of the Trumbull County Young Democrats, as chairman of Earning by Learning in Warren, Ohio, and as a congressional aide.
While I did see the merit to some of the book, it's a bit too new age-meditation for me.
A Mindful Nation by Tim Ryan is an inspirational and uplifting book of how each of us can begin to turn our lives around and turn our country around.
Congressman Ryan does an excellent job at showing how mindfulness can help you, personally, be happier, healthier and have a better life.
A book written about an ancient Buddhist Zen tenet by a American politician in a flyover state. The other one star reviews summed this garbage up nicely. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Jake
I just finished reading A Mindful Nation, by Congressman, Tim Ryan. What a treat! I found it interesting, stimulating, thought provoking, educational and inspiring. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Rashid Abdu, M.D.
Mindfulness is a perfect complement to my current and forever focus on restorative practices. Congressman Ryan has written a very important book that makes a good case for ALL... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Simon
Thought provoking public policy discussion of an issue that needs attention.Published 3 months ago by Bigredtuna
I would love to see this implemented in schools and would be glad to help if given the opportunity.Published 4 months ago by Maus
The Atlantic Monthly correctly labeled Ryan as "Congressman Moonbeam". Grew up with similar wackos in 70's. 'nuff saidPublished 5 months ago by DocE