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Meditation for Beginners

10th Anniversary Edition
Spoken Word CD
Sounds True
June, 2010
$27.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

On Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield uses clear language and step-by-step guidance to show you to start—and stick with—a daily meditation practice. In this beginner’s course, Jack introduces you to the “Insight” tradition of meditation that has helped practitioners throughout the ages cultivate profound inner calm and a lasting capacity for happiness. Join him to discover:

ª  The measurable benefits of meditation for your physical and emotional health

ª  How to use breathing, posture, and attention to enter the meditative state

ª  Simple and effective strategies for dealing with distractions, “busy brain,” and other common challenges

ª  How meditation can help you deepen compassion, find healing through forgiveness, and dissolve your fear of death

ª  Four guided meditations that will serve as the foundation for an ongoing practice: use your breath, physical sensations—and even difficult emotions—to create tranquility and lovingkindness.

With his gentle delivery and ability to translate ancient practices for modern audiences, Jack Kornfield has become one of the most accessible and sought-after teachers for helping first-time meditators get their start. You can begin meditating today—in just the time it takes to listen to Meditation for Beginners.

Jack Kornfield, a founder of the Insight Meditation Society, teaches meditation (and teachers of meditation) at the
SpiritRockCenter in
California. His books A Path with Heart and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry (among others) are seasoned guides to the perils, promises, and experiential terrain of the spiritual path.

Publisher’s Description: 

The popularity of meditation continues to grow in the West. As more and more people begin to realize the spiritual and health benefits of meditating, newcomers look for a teacher who can help them start practicing on their own. Jack Kornfield stands out as one of the most accessible and trusted teachers for helping first-time meditators get their start. Meditation for Beginners is Jack Kornfield's most popular entry-level training course, with over 60,000 copies sold. Created specifically for novices, 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 himselfyet it lends itself gracefully to a wide range of spiritual traditions, both secular and religious. The 10th-anniversary edition of Meditation for Beginners gives listeners a new chance to experience Jack Kornfield teaching this ancient practice in its purest form.

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