In this New York Times bestseller, you will discover how the calmness of Zen masters can help you stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter.
Our world is an overwhelming place. Each day’s commitments to career and family take everything we’ve got, and we struggle to focus on our health, relationships, and purpose in life. Technology brings endless information to our fingertips, but the one thing we really want—a sense of satisfaction and contentment—remains out of reach.
Pedram Shojai is here to change all of that. With practice, you can stop time, refuel, and focus on the things that really matter, even among the chaos that constantly surrounds us. His no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools to elevate your existence. He guides you in learning to honor the body and mind, discharge stuck energy, and shake free from toxicity and excess stress.
The world needs you to step up and live your life to the fullest. Pedram Shojai is the Urban Monk who can show you how to drink from infinity, find peace and prosperity, and thrive.
About the Author
Pedram Shojai, OMD, is the New York Times bestselling author of The Urban Monk and The Art of Stopping Time, the founder of Well.org, editor of BeMore! magazine, producer of the movies Vitality and Origins, and the cohost of The Health Bridge podcast. An ordained priest of theYellow Dragon Monastery in China, he is an acclaimed Qigong master, master herbalist, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Shojai conducts seminars and retreats around the world and is the founder of the Taoist Path School of Alchemy. He lives in Irvine, CA, with his family.
“Pedram offers a fresh and unique perspective on life in the modern world. He truly is an Urban Monk and his friendly style takes us all along for the ride. If you deal with stress, time constraints, and the challenges of a busy life, this book is a must-read.” —Sara Gottfried, MD, author of New York Times bestseller The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet
“We know that the healthcare crisis in the West can't be fixed by pills. Lifestyle is the key. The Urban Monk elegantly lays out a balanced way of life that can not only bring us back to health, but help us relax and smile while we do it. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to get healthy in our fast-paced world.” —Mark Hyman, MD, Director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Blood Sugar Solution
“Knowing that meditation is good for us isn't enough. We need to practice it in our daily lives to actually benefit from it. The Urban Monk is a treasure, with many practical lifestyle hacks that can help you be happier and healthier.” —Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life
“Combining modern Western medicine and ancient Eastern wisdom, Dr. Pedram Shojai's cutting-edge, easy-to-implement program helps you burn fat, boost energy, and optimize your life to become an urban monk even in the most stressed-out environment. Can't recommend this one enough!” —JJ Virgin, New York Times best-selling author, The Virgin Diet and The Virgin Diet Cookbook
“Written with page-turning verve, this book integrates ancient Taoist wisdom and modern brain science to offer hundreds of practical ways to feel better and do better right now. Funny, direct, and honest, Pedram Shojai feels like a trusted friend and teacher offering a full package of skillful means.” —Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence
“Pedram Shojai will heal your soul and kick your ass all the way to enlightenment.” —Dave Asprey, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Bulletproof Diet