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Quiet Mind

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation
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Book + CD Set
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Shambhala
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October, 2008
ISBN:
9781590305973
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A growing body of scientific research shows that meditation can reduce stress, improve mental performance, and make us happier. For those who are curious about meditation and would like to give it a try, Quiet Mind is a great place to begin. Edited by Susan Piver, this book-and-audio program brings together six of the most respected Buddhist teachers in America, each known for presenting meditation in practical, accessible, and inspiring ways.

Insight meditation is the practice of liberation: by making friends with our old wounds, fears, anger, and loneliness, we free ourselves.

Each teacher offers a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided meditation practice from his or her Buddhist tradition—including Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, and Vipassana (or Insight Meditation). It also includes a section by Richard Faulds on yoga poses and stretches useful for meditation practitioners. Additional sections give guidelines on creating a daily practice, and answer commonly asked questions.

When you can just sit, having the experience you have, whatever it is, without comparing it to what it should be, you will have true ease.

Contributors include Sakyong Mipham on shamatha, the practice of tranquillity; Larry Rosenberg on vipassana, the practice of clear seeing; Ed Espe Brown on zazen, the practice of freedom; Sharon Salzberg on metta, the practice of loving-kindness; Judith Lief on tonglen, the practice of transformation; and Tulku Thondup on using meditation to heal the body and mind. For all the variety and richness of experience these teachers offer, there is a remarkable unity in the simplicity and focus of their brief essays. Interested meditators—whether Buddhist or not—will find this introduction clear and very useful.

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This unique book-and-audio program brings together some of the country's most beloved meditation teachers. Each contributor presents a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided practice. Quiet Mind features:

Sakyong Mipham on shamatha, the practice of tranquillity
Larry Rosenberg on vipassana, the practice of clear seeing
Edward Espe Brown on zazen, the practice of freedom
Sharon Salzberg on metta, the practice of lovingkindness

Judith Lief on tonglen, the practice of transformation
Tulku Thondup on healing the body and mind through meditation
Yoga teacher Richard Faulds on the link between yoga and meditation



Includes a 78-minute CD.This unique project brings together some of the country's most beloved meditation teachers. Each presents a short written teaching and leads a guided practice on the enclosed 78-minute CD. The contributors include Sakyong Mipham on shamatha, the practice of tranquility; Larry Rosenberg on vipassana; Ed Espe Brown on zazen; Sharon Salzberg on metta, the practice of lovingkindness; Judith Lief on tonglen, the practice of transformation; Tulku Thondup on healing through meditation; and yoga teacher Richard Faulds on the link between yoga and meditation. 128 pp.

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