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Meditation For Dummies

Author : Stephan Bodian
ISBN : 9781118052877
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The popular guide-over 80,000 copies sold of the first edition-now revised and enhanced with an audio CD of guided meditations According to Time magazine, over 15 million Americans now practice meditation regularly. It's a great way to reduce stress, increase energy, and enjoy better health. This fun and easy guide has long been a favorite with meditation newcomers. And now it's even better. For this new edition, author Stephan Bodian has added an audio CD with more than 70 minutes of guided meditations that are keyed to topics in the book, from tuning in to one's body, transforming suffering, and replacing negative patterns to grounding oneself, consulting the guru within, and finding a peaceful place. The book also discusses the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, along with new advice on how to get the most out of meditation in today's fast-paced world. Stephan Bodian (Fairfax, CA and Sedona, AZ) is a licensed psychotherapist and the former editor-in-chief of Yoga Journal. He has written for Fitness, Alternative Medicine, Cooking Light, and Tricycle and is the coauthor of Buddhism For Dummies (0-7645-5359-3).
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditation

Author : Deane H. Shapiro (Jr.)
ISBN : 1412849950
Genre : Social Science
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Many claim that meditation is effective in the treatment of many ailments associated with stress and high blood pressure, and in the management of pain. While there are many popular books on meditation, few embrace the science as well as the art of meditation. In this volume, Shapiro and Walsh fill this need by assembling a complete collection of scholarly articles--Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives. From an academic rather than a popular vantage, the volume takes the claims and counterclaims about meditation to a deeper analytical level by including studies from clinical psychology and psychiatry, neuroscience, psychophysiology, and biochemistry. Each selection is a contribution to the field, either as a classic of research, or by being methodologically elegant, heuristically interesting, or creative. Original articles cover such topics as the effects of meditation in the treatment of stress, hypertension, and addictions; the comparison of meditation with other self-regulation strategies; the adverse effects of meditation; and meditation-induced altered states of consciousness. Concluding with a major bibliography of related works, Meditation offers the reader a valuable overview of the state and possible future directions of meditation research. Today, in the popular media and elsewhere, debate continues: Is meditation an effective technique for spiritual and physical healing, or is it quackery? Meditation: Classic and Contemporary Perspectives weighs in on this debate by presenting what continues to be the most complete collection of scholarly articles ever amassed on the subject of meditation.
Category: Social Science

Meditation In Christianity

Author : Swami Rama
ISBN : 0893890855
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A collection of essays providing seven insightful perspectives on meditation in Christianity.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Christian Meditation For Beginners

Author : Thomas Zanzig
ISBN : 9780884893615
Genre : Religion
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Minicourse appropriate for grades 9-12 During adolescence many young people awaken to the richness of the spiritual life. They find themselves drawn to not only reflect on but actually experience a deeper relationship with their God.Christian Meditation for Beginnersis designed for such young seekers. Participants in this course learn about the basic elements of meditation and practice the skills of meditation. Aided by a 48-page booklet included in the course material, the young people do simple daily exercises. Then, when they gather for the three group sessions, they expand their knowledge and explore together the fruits of their daily meditations.
Category: Religion

Meditation In Modern Buddhism

Author : Joanna Cook
ISBN : 9781139487849
Genre : Religion
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In contemporary Thai Buddhism, the burgeoning popularity of vipassanā meditation is dramatically impacting the lives of those most closely involved with its practice: monks and mae chee (lay nuns) living in monastic communities. For them, meditation becomes a central focus of life and a way to transform the self. This ethnographic account of a thriving Northern Thai monastery examines meditation in detail, and explores the subjective signification of monastic duties and ascetic practices. Drawing on fieldwork done both as an analytical observer and as a full participant in the life of the monastery, Joanna Cook analyzes the motivation and experience of renouncers, and shows what effect meditative practices have on individuals and community organization. The particular focus on the status of mae chee - part lay, part monastic - provides a fresh insight into social relationships and gender hierarchy within the context of the monastery.
Category: Religion

Meditation And Its Practices

Author : Swami Adiswarananda
ISBN : 9781594731051
Genre : Religion
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Techniques explained by the masters--for today's spiritual seeker Meditation is designed to give you direct access to the spiritual. Whether it's through deep breathing during a busy day, listening to the quiet after turning off the car radio, chanting in prayer, or ten minutes of visualization exercises each morning, meditation takes many forms. But it is always a personal method of centering our spiritual self. Meditation has long been practiced in the Jewish community as a powerful tool to transcend words, personality, and ego and to directly experience the divine. Inspiring yet practical, this introduction to meditation from a Jewish perspective approaches it in a new and illuminating way: As it is personally practiced by today's most experienced Jewish meditators from around the world. A "how to" guide for both beginning and experienced meditators, Meditation from the Heart of Judaism will help you start meditating or help you enhance your practice. Meditation is a Jewish spiritual resource for today that can benefit people of all faiths and backgrounds--and help us add spiritual energy to our lives. Contributors include:
Category: Religion

Inner Guide Meditation

Author : Edwin Steinbrecher
ISBN : 0877286574
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Describes the transformational journey to enlightenment and awareness using the tarot, astrology, the Qabalah, the alchemy of transformation, and analytical psychology.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Foundation Stone Meditation

Author : Sergei O. Prokofieff
ISBN : 1902636821
Genre : Religion
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Meditative reflection--strengthening thinking and feeling through the will--is one of the main methods of experiencing Anthroposophy. "The best path to this goal," says Prokofieff, "is inner work with the Foundation Stone Meditation, because this meditation is the quintessence of the whole of Anthroposophy, given in meditatively inspired form by means of earthly words." Rudolf Steiner described the substance of the "Foundation Stone Meditation" as spoken by him "out of the will of the spiritual world," and as "verses heard from the Cosmic Word." Owing to its spiritual and mantric form, the text of this meditation represents an archetype and is thus a key to the most diverse areas of world and human existence. Depending on "which spiritual portal is opened with this key," explains Prokofieff, "one arrives at one result or another, and one and the same line of the meditation becomes a reply to the most varied questions." The author applies this method in this work and, in the process, illuminates and opens up many dimensions of spiritual science. His research embraces, among other aspects, the relationship of the "Foundation Stone Meditation" to the being Anthroposophia, the spiritual hierarchies, human karma, the Rosicrucian, Michaelic and Grail streams, the Mystery of Golgotha, the two Jesus children, the three spiritual sources of Anthroposophy, and even the Constitution of the General Anthroposophical Society. C O N T E N T S Introductory Note 1. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Being Anthroposophia 2. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Cosmic Working of the Hierarchies 3. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Inner World of the Hierarchies 4. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Preparation of Anthroposophy in the Heavens 5. The Foundation Stone Meditation and the Forming of Human Karma 6. The Merging of the Rosicrucian and the Michaelic Stream in the Foundation Stone Meditation 7. The Christmas Conference and the Supersensible Mystery of Golgotha 8. The Christmas Conference as a Path into the Temple of the New Mysteries 9. The Foundation Stone Meditation in Eurythmy and the Mystery of the Two Jesus Boys 10. The Foundation Stone Meditation as Esoteric Wellspring of the Constitution of the Anthroposophical Society 11. The Preparation of Spiritual Communion in the Rosicrucian Stream and in the Grail Stream 12. The Three Spiritual Sources of Anthroposphy Addendum: The Three Forms of Communion and the Foundation Stone Meditation The Foundation Stone Meditation
Category: Religion

Meditation

Author : Deane H. Shapiro
ISBN : 0202251322
Genre : Social Science
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Despite the increase in meditation studies, the quality remains variable; many of them are trivial, and most remain unreplicated. Research on meditation has been plagued by insubstantial theorizing, global claims, and the substitution of belief systems for grounded hypotheses. Meditation punctures some of the myths about meditation, while retaining a place of value for mediation as a normal human function. In each chapter includes discussion of the major questions addressed, followed by a detailed critique of important theoretical, clinical, and research issues. In several instances the reader may find that questions seem to beget questions: research bearing upon certain issues may be contradictory, or not yet of sufficient thoroughness. In these cases, the author suggests the specific future research necessary to resolve the questions posed, so that claims about meditation are justified, and which are not. The profession of psychology itself is, and has been, in a polarized debate between the "practitioners" and the "experimentalists." The latter accuse the former of being "soft, non-empirical, non-scientific," while practitioners accuse the experimentalists of conducting research which is essentially irrelevant to human concerns. This approach provides a bridge between research and clinical practice. Meditation provides an encompassing survey of the topic--nearly forty tables and figures; sample questionnaires, evaluations and programs and a detailed overview of a controversial field. Shapiro separates self-regulation with self-delusion, to outline questions and possible answers.
Category: Social Science

Psychology Of Meditation

Author : S.K. Kiran Kumar
ISBN : 8170229324
Genre : Meditation
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Meditation The Complete Guide

Author : Patricia Monaghan
ISBN : 1577313046
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In this revised edition of Maps to Ecstasy, Gabrielle Roth expands on the themes that have guided her - ways of transforming daily life into sacred art. Her work in teaching movement has been described as a marriage of art and healing. Each chapter initiates readers into one of the five sacred powers necessary for survival and reveals the five life cycles that lead to enlightenment. The creative process brings readers in touch with these five sacred powers by freeing the body to experience the power of being, expressing the heart to experience the power of loving, emptying the mind to experience the power of seeing, and embodying the spirit to experience the power of healing.
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Meditation

Author : Sri Chinmoy
ISBN : 0884974448
Genre : Social Science
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One of the most authoritative and comprehensive books on the subject-a major resource. One prominent feature is this meditation master's simple and clear answers to 150 questions asked by seekers over the years.
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Why Meditation

Author : Vimala Thakar
ISBN : 8120800478
Genre : Meditation.
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This study has made an extensive comparison of the various versions belonging to different Buddhist sects in Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese and Tibetan languages. As a sequel it reveals how in a period of several centuries this code had expanded from 218 rulles of the Mahasanghikas to 263 of the Sarvastivadins. Viewing the text from the historical perspective one may better understand the significance of the legal, social and religious life of the Buddhist Sangha.
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Meditation And Piety In The Far East

Author : Karl Ludvig Reichelt
ISBN : 0227172353
Genre : Religion
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The result of more than forty years of intimate contact with the 'religious elite' of the Far East, Dr. Reichelt's book is a study of a too-often remote and unknown world. For the western reader this study reveals the life of the East Asia religious communities, their sanctuaries, sacred writings and daily discipline. These non-Christian religions present a massive front of tradition and dogma, which so far the Christian faith has rarely penetrated. This engaging book is comprehensive in its scope. The author examines the meditation traditions of Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Yoga in detail, drawing on his first-hand experiences. Karl Ludvig Reichelt was one of the few gifted interpreters of the East to the West, who knew the mind of the East Asia religions, and had the respect of their leaders.
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Sixth Cartesian Meditation

Author : Eugen Fink
ISBN : 0253114225
Genre : Philosophy
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"Ronald Bruzina's superb translation... makes available in English a text of singular historical and systematic importance for phenomenology." -- Husserl Studies "... a pivotal document in the development of phenomenology... essential reading for students of phenomenology twentieth-century thought." -- Word Trade "... an invaluable addition to the corpus of Husserl scholarship. More than simply a scholarly treatise, however, it is the result of Fink's collaboration with Husserl during the last ten years of Husserl's life.... This truly essential work in phenomenology should find a prominent place alongside Husserl's own works. For readers interested in phenomenology -- and in Husserl in particular -- it cannot be recommended highly enough." -- Choice "... a thorough critique of Husserl's transcendental phenomenology... raises many new questions.... a classic." -- J. N. Mohanty A foundational text in Husserlian phenomenology, written in 1932 and now available in English for the first time.
Category: Philosophy

The Art Of Meditation

Author : Robert Elias Najemy
ISBN : 9780971011687
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The Art of Meditation presents a step-by-step guide on how to meditate. Extremely clear and easily employable, it touches on all aspects of the philosophy and psychology of meditation. This book has already guided thousands through the often confusing path of inner awareness and contact with our inner power and wisdom. The wide variety of meditative techniques allows the reader to choose the one that suits him or her most. The scope, wisdom and ability to foresee the readers questions and problems are the result of the author's 30 years of experience in this field.
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Just Being A Pagan Guide To Meditation

Author : Shanddaramon
ISBN : 9780578026114
Genre : Religion
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This text looks at meditation from a Pagan perspective by incorporating an Earth-based theology and a practice based on the development of the whole self. It makes it possible for a complete novice to begin to learn the basic skills needed to become a skilled and effective meditator. The exercises described in the book begin very simply and then build to more complex and challenging practices allowing more experienced meditators to improve their technique as well. With careful practice, an open heart, and a commitment to improving the self, the practitioner can find that place between the divine and the day-to-day. Meditation from a Pagan perspective helps the practitioner to experience the true meaning of "as above, so below."
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The Practice Of Tibetan Meditation

Author : Dagsay Tulku Rinpoche
ISBN : 0892819030
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Including a 60-minute CD of mantras, this practical, step-by-step handbook to Tibetan meditation is written by a world-renowned Tibetan lama. 100 b&w illustrations. 8-page color insert.
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G Yatr The Highest Meditation

Author : Keshavadas (Satguru Sant)
ISBN : 8120806972
Genre : Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)
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The highest Meditationdescribes the Gayatri, the mantra which helps the higher man to be born in us all. Sant Keshavadas profoundly tells the meaning and many facets (water rites, sitting posture, time, atmosphere, breath controle, pronunciation of sacred sounds) of this ancient meditation. there are few books available on the Gayatri meditationin English. Professor T.K.Venkateswaran of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Detroit, praises Sant Keshavadas Work and States that if the Gayatri Mantra is understood, repeated, and meditated upon, in the manner in which it is presented in this book, it will illumine the intellect and produce the highest bliss, creativity, and success in the world.
Category: Gāyatrī (Hindu deity)