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Meditation for Beginners

Six Guided Meditations for Inner Clarity and Cultivating a Compassionate Heart
Book + CD Set
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
August, 2008
ISBN:
9781591799429
In stock now: 
8
$19.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

For readers who have thought about trying meditation but weren’t sure how to get started, Meditation for Beginners presents a complete introduction to “Insight” or vipassana meditation with seasoned teacher Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart. Through step-by-step instruction in everything from breathing, posture, and attention to working with difficult emotions and physical discomfort, readers from any spiritual tradition will learn the essentials for creating a daily meditation practice—and sticking with it.

The CD in this integrated CD learning kit includes six guided meditation sessions, recorded at actual meditation retreats, designed to give you a direct experience of the material presented in the book. That is, to help cultivate the inner tranquility, natural joy, and mental clarity that are just some of the fruits of meditation. They include:

ª  Connecting with the Breath

ª  Working with Sensations in the Body

ª  Working with Feelings and Emotions

ª  Witnessing Your Thoughts

ª  Forgiveness Meditation

ª  Lovingkindness Meditation

Offering the central training and teachings found in the best Buddhist monasteries translated for Western society, these simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you can begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately—while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.

To begin to meditate is to look into our lives with interest and kindness and discover how to be wakeful and free… to awaken the capacity that each of us has to live more wisely, more lovingly, more compassionately, and more fully.

This elegant book + CD set will be a gift for anyone curious about actually trying meditation for themselves.

Among Jack Kornfield’s books are The Wise Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.

Publisher’s Description: 

For readers who have thought about trying meditation but weren't sure how to get started, Meditation for Beginners presents a complete introduction to "Insight" meditation with bestselling author and trusted teacher Jack Kornfield. Through step-by-step instruction in everything from breathing, posture, and attention to working with difficult emotions and physical discomfort, readers from any spiritual tradition will learn the essentials for creating a daily meditation practice. CD includes five guided meditation sessions to help cultivate the inner tranquility, natural joy, and mental clarity that are just some of the fruits of meditation.Over the past decade,the number of Buddhist meditation centers in the U.S. has more than doubled. Many more meditators practice in the Christian,Jewish,transcendental,and other traditions. Until now,however,surprisingly few teaching aids have shown beginning practitioners the most fundamental techniques of meditation. Meditation for Beginners fills that niche - with clear,authentic instructions from one of Americas most trusted and beloved teachers. Created specifically for beginners,this complete introduction to meditation features four classical mindfulness exercises. The vipassana, or insight,practice on which these are based is said to have originated with the Buddha himself - yet it lends itself gracefully to a wide range of spiritual traditions,both secular and religious. On Meditation for Beginners, Jack Kornfield teaches this ancient practice in its purest form,making meditation easy to understand and practice for even those with no previous experience or spiritual context. Clearly articulated and skillfully presented,Meditation for Beginners is designed to bring the peace and power of mindfulness into listener everyday lives. It is the definitive resource for anyone who ever thought about learning to meditate,but lacked the information they needed to start.

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