How to Meditate has ratings and 64 reviews. Mark said: Meditation can get a bad rap. Often times, the strong opinion of religious folks can deter oth. How to Meditate. BY Lawrence LeShan. A few years ago, I was at a small conference of scientists all of whom practiced meditation on a daily basis. Toward the. Bring the gift and peace of meditation into your life with this easy-to-follow instructional program. No matter how great the demands on your time, here are.
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Contents Why We Meditate. He tells the reader of the mental and physical benefits of meditation as they are discussed in the scientific literature.
Seriously, two thumbs up. Training my baby puppy to sit on that pad. He follows up with a chapter on the “traps” of mysticism that is convincingly effective.
The only part I did not like about the book was the parts on ESP. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. There is one oddity of organization. It also touched on how people of different religious backgrounds used meditation in their lives, so it did not single out any religion or talk down about any religions.
While not discrediting the practice itself, he earned a lot of credibility in my opinion by showing that he has a good head about himsel This was a great no bs starter book on meditation. It would seem these two chapters should go together as they both deal with things that detract from meditative practice, and not with the central chapter wedged between them.
Most of the meditation techniques found in this book are so simple I’m sure many already meritate it. The book is very well-organized, though I feel that some of the chapters are a little redundant or unnecessary. Worth finding time for, like physical exercise which is often neglected in favor of more mundane, though necessary pursuits.
Christians with an interest in mystical approaches to their religion. This first chapter sets up two chapters that deal with the psychological and physiological effects of meditation. The last two chapters and meditafe Afterword seem to have been added for the twin-fold purpose of hitting a target page count and to add a couple niche audiences—namely students of psychology and fans of Edgar N.
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How to Meditate
Dec 04, Dave Warawa rated it really liked it Shelves: Repeat the counts one through four concentrating on only counting breaths until the timer ends. This pro and con discussion seems like a good way to end this book. One is specifically for psychologists you’d think it would be totally fascinating but it’s pretty dull, though helpful for a shrink who wants to integrate meditation into their treatment and I found the last chapter to be a rambling and unhelpful wrap-up.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I haven’t read any other books on the subject so I have nothing to compare this too. Notify me of new posts via email. Christians with an interest in mystical approaches to their religion.
Find a comfortable position – sittintg, laying or standing – set a timer for fifteen minutes and begin. Check out the top books of the year on our lesjan Best Books of Mar 23, Phil Smith rated it really liked it. It includes the essence of different philosophies of the world hoe mind boggling variety of Indian methods, Sufi etc.
So far, I think Meditqte can safely say this: I like how he discusses the many different paths one could take for meditation. It’s the practice that you really need to work on on your own time. Dr LeShan is an authority on Meditation and it comes through in his book, speaking from years of experience practicing and from teaching. This is just the tip of the iceberg. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
I recommend it, if you are interested in finding out more on meditating or have an interest in learning: I received this book at a very difficult time in my life, and when I was way too young to effectively wade through the difficulties of teaching yourself to meditate and seeking inner quiet on your own.
However, 1 leshah Haiku that could have come from St. The book is logically arranged for the most part. This book is beautiful and mandatory to those who want to take meditation as a serious discipline.
Jan 11, Kiersten rated it really liked it. If you’re trying to get into meditation and want a little background on why you should want to continue, I strongly recommend How to Meditate.
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To ask other readers questions about How to Meditateplease sign up. This is the program that will attract new listeners who are looking for the very best way to introduce themselves to, or augment their knowledge of, the many benefits of this ancient discipline. The last chapter before those that I found superfluous, however, is one addressing the question of whether one needs a teacher to learn meditation.
Nov 28, Rose Smigell rated it really liked it. Published September 14th by Little, Brown and Company first published For those of us who have a challenge to relax, this book will guide you in the right direction. Hopefully, I will pick this book at a later time at leisure and practice more. Now I’m gonna get to work on my enlightenment! LeShan suggests on the opening page of the book that “We meditate to find, to recover, to come back to something of ourselves we once dimly and unknowingly had and have lost without knowing what it was or where or when we lost it.