Ellis wins Living Now Book Award
Richard S. Ellis, professor of Mathematics and Statistics and author of Blinding Pain, Simple Truth: Changing your Life through Buddhist Meditation, received the silver medal in the Meditation/Relaxation category of the Living Now Book Awards on Aug. 23 in Lakeland, Fla.
Blinding Pain, Simple Truthis a self-help book that elaborates on how Ellis transformed chronic headache pains into tranquility through Buddhist mindfulness meditation. Recent studies show that meditation can help relieve suffering by allowing the body’s natural healing powers to flourish.
“Buddhist teachings and daily meditation empowered me to heal the suffering caused by both my physical and emotional pain,” said Ellis. “The pain, once my brutal enemy, became my best teacher, inviting me to let go of the suffering and the image of myself as a victim.”
Blinding Pain, Simple Truth is one of several pieces Ellis has written, including two math books that explore the theory of large deviations in probability theory. These pieces are complemented by the several articles and papers he has written with subject matter that spans from math to literature to the Torah.
Ellis joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in 1975 and was subsequently appointed an adjunct professor in Judaic and Near Eastern Studies.
Blinding Pain, Simple Truthis available in trade softcover ($12.95) and as both a Kindle and a Nook ebook.