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An Open-hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation

Book - 2015
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A concise, jargon-free guide to learning what Buddhist meditation is--and isn't--with advice on how to start a meditation practice. If you want to meditate but have no idea where to begin, this book by best-selling author and Buddhist teacher Susan Piver will help you: it contains everything you need to know to start a meditation practice and, even more important, to continue one. It defines what meditation is (and what it is not); dispels the three most common misconceptions about it; advises ways around obstacles; addresses the most frequently asked questions; and shows how meditation can have positive impact on relationships, creativity, and difficult emotions. However, Piver presents meditation as something more than the self-help technique du jour--it is a path to love, joy, and courage. This book contains two self-paced programs to help you start here--now!
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781611802672
Branch Call Number: 294.3443 PIVER
Characteristics: viii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm


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Aug 17, 2016

Whether you want to start meditating, or to overcome obstacles to your current practice, this little book will help you. Although the author's path (or lineage) is a different one than I have chosen, Vipassana, the straight forward instructions hold true. Susan Piver is not trying to convert you to her tradition. She is providing instructions on sitting meditation. She also describes how meditation can carry over into your "real" life.

An excellent read. 5 start.


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Aug 17, 2016

"Instead of trying to stop thinking, meditation is about assuming a different relationship to your thoughts."


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