How To Meditate

Author : Kathleen McDonald
ISBN : 9781458731517
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What is meditation? Why practice it? Which techniques is best? How do I do it? The answers to these often-asked questions are contained in this down-to-earth book, making it of enormous value for anyone who wishes to begin and maintain a meditation practice. Written by a Western Buddhist nun with solid experience in both the practice and teaching of meditation, How to Meditate contains a wealth of practical advice on a variety of authentic techniques, from what to do with our minds, to how to sit, to visualizations and other traditional practices. Best of all, McDonald's approach is warm and encouraging. The next best thing to private instruction!
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How To Meditate

Author : Pema Chödrön
ISBN : 9788184958058
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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More and more people are beginning to recognize a profound inner longing for authenticity, connection, compassion, and aliveness. Meditation, Pema explains, gives us a golden key to address this yearning. This comprehensive guide shows readers how to honestly meet and openly relate with the mind to embrace the fullness of our experience as we discover: • The basics of meditation, from getting settled and the six points of posture to working with your breath and cultivating an attitude of unconditional friendliness • Gentleness, patience and humor – three ingredients for a well-balanced practice • Shamatha (or calm abiding), the art of stabilizing the mind to remain present with whatever arises • Thoughts and emotions as “sheer delight”– instead of obstacles-in meditation Here is a indispensable book from the meditation teacher who remains a first choice for students the world over. Ani Pema Chödrön is an American-born Tibetian Buddhist nun and best selling author. She taught as an elementary school teacher for many years in both New Mexico and California. Pema has two children and three grandchildren.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Learn To Meditate

Author : David Fontana
ISBN : 0811822508
Genre : Religion
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Evocative illustrations and down-to-earth advice mark a unique handbook that shows how to develop a personal meditation style through twenty-three step-by-step exercises that can lead to enhanced creativity and a secure sense of place.
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How To Meditate

Author : John Novak
ISBN : 1565897161
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Concise handbook explains the science of meditation, from Patanjali's philosophy and Yogananda's methods, to step-by-step practice routines and yogic breathing tips.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditation A Practical Guide To A Spiritual Discipline

Author : Thomas McCormick
ISBN : 9781597525510
Genre : Religion
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ÒMeditation transforms our perceptions of the world, the events of our lives, our own existence. -- Edmund P. Clowney Should Christians meditate? If so, how? In other generations the answers to these questions would have been taken for granted. Yet because of the influx of various Eastern religions with forms of meditation not based on biblical principles, Christians have shied away from this time-honored tradition. These forty daily studies are meant to assist you in searching out what the Scriptures say about meditation. You will not only learn about meditation; you will also learn how to meditate. These are meditations on meditation.
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Jewish Meditation

Author : Aryeh Kaplan
ISBN : 9780307761118
Genre : Religion
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Students of mediation are usually surprised to discover that a Jewish mediation tradition exists and that it was an authentic and integral part of mainstream Judaism until the eighteenth century. Jewish Meditation is a step-by-step introduction to meditation and the Jewish practice of meditation in particular. This practical guide covers such topics as mantra meditation, contemplation, and visualization within a Jewish context. It shows us how to use meditative techniques to enhance prayer using the traditional liturgy—the Amidah and the Shema. Through simple exercises and clear explanations of theory, Rabbi Kaplan gives us the tools to develop our spiritual potential through an authentically Jewish meditative practice.
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Change Your Mind

Author : Paramananda
ISBN : 1899579753
Genre : Religion
File Size : 58.65 MB
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Paramananda's light style helps to answer the bigger picture of 'why meditate?' as well as walk us through the mindfulness of breathing and the lovingkindness meditations. With key reminders on the importance of our body and suggestions on working with it in meditation, he also considers the distractions, how to set up and maintain a regular meditation practice, insight and further levels of consciousness. Born John Wilson in London, Paramananda was curious about Asian ideas but it was not until the death of his father that his interest in Buddhism was aroused. Ordained in the Western Buddhist Order in 1985, he has been teaching meditation, Buddhism and body awareness full-time in San Francisco and London since then.
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A Practical Guide To Mindful Meditation

Author : Michael Bunting
ISBN : 099454362X
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This practical, step-by-step guide demystifies mindfulness and meditation and teaches you exactly how it benefits you and how to do it. After reading this book, you'll understand how meditation can be a game-changer for you. You'll meditate with confidence, and enjoy greater self-awareness, peace, joy, and fulfilment.
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Right Concentration

Author : Leigh Brasington
ISBN : 9780834803022
Genre : Religion
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The jhanas are eight progressive altered states of consciousness that can be identified with the aspect of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path called Right Concentration. Training in concentration leads to these states, each of which yields a deeper and subtler state of awareness than the previous one. The jhanas are not in themselves awakening, but they are a skillful means for stilling the mind in a way that leads in that direction, and they are attainable by anyone who devotes the time and sincerity of practice necessary to realize them. Leigh Brasington’s guide to navigating the jhana path is deeply informed by the view of them transmitted to him by his teacher, Ven. Ayya Khema, a view based on the Pali suttas.
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