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Do I need a teacher to practice mindfulness?

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
Alternative & Complementary Medicine
It is possible to learn mindfulness from a book. It is very helpful to have the support of someone guiding you. This could be through a live teacher or even through a meditation recording. There are many things you can learn through books, but likely you will encounter questions you will need to ask a teacher for help.

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