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Integral Meditation

Mindfulness as a Way to Grow Up, Wake Up, and Show Up in Your Life
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
March, 2016
ISBN:
9781611802986
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$21.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Prepare to encounter your mind in a radically new way as Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a meditative approach based on Integral Theory and Practice. This leading-edge technique combines, for the first time in history, the ancient paths of meditation and mindfulness—or Waking Up—with modern research into psychological development and human evolution—Growing Up—resulting in a complete and powerfully effective method of personal transformation.

Integral Meditation focuses attention on the inner “maps” we use to navigate life—in relationships, at work and study, in play, in just about everything we do. Mindfulness is used to unearth these unconscious maps, then uproot them so that we can substitute happier and healthier perspectives. With experiential exercises, guided meditation instructions, and tools to identify the individual’s own greatest potential, this book points the way to realizing our Supreme Identity—and to finding the reason why each of us has come into being: to embody and express in the world our unique perspective of Spirit.

Most people think that what they see “out there” is really out there, and that the same world is available for everybody—all that have to do is look. But what developmental studies unmistakably show is that, at each level of our development, we actually see and feel and interpret the world in dramatically different ways. Each stage of our development has its own grammar, its own structure, its own map…
 

Let’s look at these as an entrée into applying Integral Meditation to your personal development, because they will be part of what you will be focusing on with your mindfulness awareness, allowing you to see, most likely for the very first time, the hidden map or grammar or framework that is actually guiding almost all areas of your life without you even knowing it.

Beginning with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of daily sessions, the meditator can gradually expand from there by slowly adding significant aspects of the practice. Meditation instructions and step-by-step guided contemplations are given in detail. Readers learn how to create a graph to track progress and discover natural strengths and potentials. The book also offers Wilber’s brilliant recommended readings and resources to facilitate further study.

Among Ken Wilber’s books are Integral Life Practice and Integral Psychology.

Publisher’s Description: 

A radical approach to mindfulnesscombining an ancient meditation technique with leading-edge theory, resulting in a powerful new method of self-transformation.

With practical teachings and detailed instructions, Ken Wilber introduces Integral Mindfulness, a new way of practicing the widely popular meditation. Integral Mindfulness applies many of the leading-edge insights of Ken Wilber's Integral Theory--the first system to combine Eastern teachings on the five stages of awakening with the eight major Western models of human development, thus portraying the complete path of human evolution. In addition to all the benefits to body, mind, and spirit that standard mindfulness meditation confers, practicing Integral Mindfulness promises a more powerful approach to personal transformation and brings within reach the fullest experience of Enlightenment possible.

Beginning with as little as fifteen to thirty minutes of daily sessions, the meditator can gradually expand from there by slowly and easily adding significant aspects of the practice. Meditation instructions and step-by-step guided contemplations are given in detail. Readers learn how to create a graph to track progress and discover natural strengths and potentials. The book also offers recommended readings and resources to facilitate further study.

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