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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View all my reviews Share on Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc. So, you just gently need to pick up the puppy and put him back on his pad.

The author has an admirable interest in the pursuit of ‘human betterment’ through meditation, all the while maintaining a healthy appreciation of modern science.

It also explained the pros and cons of seeking a teacher, what to avoid anyone who claims to have ‘the right way’ or acts like a ‘leader’ and how to do without a teacher or group at all what I’m interested in. It’s the practice that you really need to work on on your own time. Other editions – View all How to Meditate: Dec 12, Amit rated it it was amazing. You are commenting using your WordPress. Perhaps a little dated in its mention of current research and attitudes about ESP, drugs, and psychology, but nothing too far from current ideals.

The techniques included are breath counting, an Eastern method of mental discipline to overcome the resistance of the mind; contemplation, which teaches you to silently experience objects with your eyes in the same way you use your ear to get inside a piece of music; insight as a way of meditating on your own stream of consciousness; and using a mantra, which is a tuning and training method based on the repetition of a single phrase.

This first meditatd sets up two chapters that deal with the psychological and physiological effects meeitate meditation. And I can say I wouldn’t have been able to articulate this prior to reading this book.


Finally, the afterword by Edgar N.

How to Meditate : Lawrence LeShan :

It’s origins, it’s use and examples of different forms. Meditation can get a bad rap. The last chapter before those that I found superfluous, however, is one addressing the question of whether one needs a teacher to learn meditation. So yeah it’s actually quite challenging to meditate because it’s an exercises in focus, and having to come back to the exercise at hand, wether that’s focusing on your breath or whatever else.

How to Meditate

How a Meditation Feels. The first ten are all types of structured meditation, and an earlier chapter is devoted to distinguishing structured from unstructured approaches to mrditate.

Apr 03, David Doel rated it liked it. Likewise, his section warning you of typical pitfalls experienced by people trying to meditate was great. It mesitate a respectful summary of different approaches and instructions regarding different types of meditation, but also includes such chapter headings as “alluring traps in meditation and mysticism” and ” ‘vibrations,’ ‘energy,’ and other cheap explanations of things.

Christians with an interest in mystical approaches to their religion. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Email required Address never made public. Mar 23, Phil Smith rated it really liked it. 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 lesyan any religions. Account Options Sign in.

You do it for a multitude of lrshan such as strengthening your mind, making your self understand what and why you feel things, and a deepening of understanding as to who you really are. Jul 24, R.

Paperbackpages. So, in this comparison, the cheapening of meditation has been in the assumption that it’s something you do to “relax, clear your mind, make you feel good and get over your problems”. Other than the stuff about ESP, I found this to be a wonderful and helpful book.

Notify me of new posts via email. Nov 04, Bernie Gourley rated it liked it Shelves: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Apr 06, Selene Mikaiel rated it really liked it. Why do we meditate? Dec 04, Dave Warawa rated it really liked it Shelves: You listen to LeShan and you come away thinking that it sounds like something you could do. A simple procedure called Breath Counting is given for readers to try.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Description The new, revised and expanded, two-cassette edition of our classic bestseller When Audio Renaissance first published the audio edition of “How to Meditate” in we knew it was an important book, but even we couldn’t guess so many people would want to hear it.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. This pro and con discussion seems like a good way to end this book.

The bow covers ideas from most of if not all religious denominations that have made major contributions to meditation and through them the author discusses commonalities and their overall common goal. Basically, there are three types of meditative procedures for which one can mdditate teachers although determined individuals can find many sources to read and help with two of them – the path through emotion and the path through the intellect.

Those pursuing the path through action probably find it helpful to have a guide or teacher. Jan 11, Kiersten rated it really liked it.

How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery

There is one oddity of organization. The first ten are all types of structured meditation, and an earlier chapter is devoted to distinguishing structured from unstructured approaches to meditation.

With his simple, straightforward approach, Lawrence LeShandemystifies meditaye. Luke even built me a meditation bench!

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