A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Practical Advice and Inspiration From Contemporary Buddhist Teachers

Book - 2014
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A practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation, with pointers from some of today's most respected Buddhist teachers, including Pema Ch#65533;dr#65533;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 practical, accessible guide to the fundamentals of Buddhist meditation introduces you to the practice, explains how it is approached in the main schools of Buddhism, and offers advice and inspiration from Buddhism's most renowned and effective meditation teachers, including Pema Ch#65533;dr#65533;n, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, Ajahn Chah, Ch#65533;gyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Sylvia Boorstein, Noah Levine, Matthieu Ricard, Judy Lief, and many others.

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.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2014
ISBN: 9781611800579
Branch Call Number: 294.3443 BEG
Characteristics: xiii, 270 pages
Additional Contributors: Meade Sperry, Rod
Alternative Title: Shambhala sun

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