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A Beginner's Guide to Meditation: Practical Advice and Inspiration from Contemporary Buddhist Teachers (Shambhala Sun Books)

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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

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 …… Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

 

PART TWO: CULTIVATING CALM AND INSIGHT (AND MORE)

Who Will Tame the Tamer? …… Tsoknyi Rinpoche

How to Practice Shamatha Meditation …… Gen Larimpa

How to Practice Insight Meditation …… Sayadaw U Pandita

A Mind Like Sky …… Jack Kornfield

Working with “Method 2” …… Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo

Developing Insight …… Sylvia Boorstein

Getting Grounded Through Walking Meditation …… Thich Nhat Hanh

Compassion and Loving-Kindness …… Noah Levine

 

PART THREE: A TASTE OF ZAZEN

Sitting Zen …… John Daishin Buksbazen

This Life Which Is Wonderful and Evanescent …… Blanche Hartman

The Practices of Zen …… James Ishmael Ford

Going Nowhere …… Lewis Richmond

The Power of Koan Practice …… John Tarrant

Study Yourself …… Shunryu Suzuki Roshi

 

PART FOUR: INDO-TIBETAN INNOVATIONS

What the Practice Can Do …… John Powers

Buddhist Meditation is Relaxing With the Truth …… Pema Chödrön

Developing the Mind of Great Capacity …… The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

Looking Into Lojong, or Mind Training …… Judy Lief

You Can Do It! …… Pema Chödrön

Mahamudra and Dzogchen: Thought-Free Wakefulness …… Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

 

PART FIVE: KEEP YOUR PRACTICE GOING

It's All in Your Mind …… Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche

Bringing the Practice Home …… Larry Rosenberg

My First Meditation Retreat: A Checklist …… Karen Maezen Miller

Yoga Body, Buddha Mind …… Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern

Stabilize Your Practice …… Andy Karr

Building Your Mental Muscles …… Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Keeping It Real: Working with Boredom, and without Self-Deception …… Carolyn Rose Gimian

Signs of Spiritual Progress …… Pema Chödrön

 

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781611800579
Author:
Sperry, Rod Meade
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications
Author:
Mipham, Sakyong
Author:
Fischer, Norman
Author:
Meade Sperry, Rod
Author:
Thich, Nhat Hanh
Author:
editors of the Shambhala Sun
Author:
Chodron, Pema
Subject:
Religion-Eastern - General
Subject:
Buddhism
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6.02 x 0.74 in 0.98 lb

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