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A Beginner's Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers

Rod Meade Sperry


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This is a practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, with pointers from some of today's most respected Buddhist teachers, including Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Cyndi Lee, and Sharon Salzberg.
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  • Paperback
    $44.07
ISBN: 9781611800579
ANNOTATION:
This is a practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, with pointers from some of today's most respected Buddhist teachers, including Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Cyndi Lee, and Sharon Salzberg.

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This is a practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, with pointers from some of today's most respected Buddhist teachers, including Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh, Cyndi Lee, and Sharon Salzberg.

Publisher Description

A practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, with pointers from some of today's most respected Buddhist teachers, including Pema Ch dr n, Thich Nhat Hanh, Cyndi Lee, and Sharon Salzberg. As countless meditators have learned firsthand, meditation practice can positively transform the way we see and experience our lives. This authoritative guide to Buddhist meditation will introduce readers to the practice, explain how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offer advice and inspiration from Buddhism's most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Ch dr n, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Matthieu Ricard. Topics include how to build excitement and energy to start a meditation routine and keep it going, setting up a meditation space, working with and through boredom, what to look for when seeking others to meditate with, how to know when it's time to try doing a formal meditation retreat, how to bring the practice "off the cushion" with walking meditation and other practices, and much more.

Author Biography

ROD MEADE SPERRY is an editor and writer for the Shambhala Sun, North America's leading Buddhist-inspired magazine. He was a founding member of what is now called Boundless Way Zen, a rapidly growing Buddhist community based in New England.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART ONE: LET'S GET STARTED Basic Breath Meditation: It Doesn't Get Simpler Than This ...... Melvin McLeod On Motivation: "Meditate as a Hobby, Not as a Career" ...... Clark Strand Getting Started ...... Norman Fischer What Meditation Isn't ...... Bhante Gunaratana Dedicating Your Practice ...... Matthieu Ricard and Sharon Salzberg Finding Your "Breathing Room" ...... Thich Nhat Hanh What's What ...... Ajahn Chah Meditation: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness ...... Ch

Review

"If you are wondering what Buddhist meditation is all about, this is a good book to give an overview of various concepts, philosophies and practices. If you are already meditating and want a supplemental text to enhance your education and practice, this is a great addition to your meditation resources."--Your Warrior's Edge "What you'll find here is meant to help you to get clearer about meditation--even excited about it--without becoming overwhelmed."--Lion's Roar

Review Quote

"If you are wondering what Buddhist meditation is all about, this is a good book to give an overview of various concepts, philosophies and practices. If you are already meditating and want a supplemental text to enhance your education and practice, this is a great addition to your meditation resources." --Your Warrior's Edge "What you'll find here is meant to help you to get clearer about meditation--even excited about it--without becoming overwhelmed." --Lion's Roar

Product Details

Short Title
BEGINNERS GT MEDITATION
Publisher
Shambhala Publications
Language
English
ISBN-10
1611800579
ISBN-13
9781611800579
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Author
Rod Meade Sperry
Year
2014
Subtitle
Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers
Country of Publication
United States
Pages
270
Series
Shambhala Sun Books
Publication Date
2014-03-01
Edited by
Shambhala Sun Editors
Audience
General/Trade