Some people think meditation is something that takes years to learn. The truth is, it's a very natural state of awareness that can be developed in just a few minutes each day. The benefits of meditation are infinite! • Develop concentration • Learn to focus your attention • Relax your body and mind quickly and easily • Release fears • Increase your health and wellness • Exchange old habits for new ones • Identify personal goals and aspirations • Discover which meditation method works best for you
Author: Jack Kornfield
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
FREE audio CD includes SIX GUIDED MEDITATIONS Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn’t know how to get started? With Meditation for Beginners, trusted teacher Jack Kornfield shows you how simple it is to start – and stick with – a daily meditation practice. “Insight” or vipassana meditation is the time-honored skill of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. Now, in this complete course created especially for beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation into your life. Using the six guided meditations on the included disc, you will discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations – and even difficult emotions – to create tranquility and loving kindness in your everyday life. These simple, elegant practices are so easy to learn that you will begin enjoying the benefits of meditation immediately – while laying the foundation for a lifetime of inner discovery and awakening.
ZERO Meditation Experience - OK! TEN YEARS Meditation Experience - OK! Only 20 Minutes of FREE TIME Per Day - OK! A Meditation Book Like No Others. Meditation for Beginners - A 22-Day Course Helps You: begin meditating today - in minutes reduce stress immediately as your mind and body begin to calm down learn meditation without any religious undertones - easy terms used No chanting, mantras, magical thinking, or superstition in this meditation book. This super-easy and fun meditation book allows you to get started immediately on learning the basics of meditation on the breath. You can start where you are - at work, on vacation, anywhere. Meditation need not be complicated. It's a very simple process, but so many teachers complicate it with new vocabulary, dozens of rules to follow, many books to read, etc. None of that is necessary. I think you're really going to love this simple religion-free approach to meditation! If you are looking for a more comprehensive meditation book, the second volume has just been published at Amazon, look for, "Meditation for Beginners - Secrets for Success" also by Vern Lovic.The author has meditated for over a decade using this simple form of focusing on the breath. The much sought after "Jhana Levels" 1-8 occurred early on within the first year, and continually after that using this very simple system based on what the Buddha did, but without all the extra that followers later added to the process. This is the bare essence of meditation - and it's more than enough.The action was physical that Buddha took - not based on religion - so, the author has removed the religion aspect of meditation so you can practice as the Buddha did so successfully.Currently the author, Vern Lovic, resides in Thailand where he makes frequent visits to meditation facilities and Buddhist temples where meditation retreats are held often (Wat Suan Mokkh, Wat Pah Nanachat, Wat Nong Pah Pong, Wat Tum Sua).This book is not just for Buddhists, but it is for people from all religious backgrounds. There is nothing about this meditation technique that demands you follow Buddhism or any other religion. This book doesn't teach religion - it teaches a simple physical practice of focusing on breath and breathing that leads to amazing insight and Jhana Levels.When you purchase this book you can feel free to write the author by contacting him through his website. He will help to guide you by offering personalized advice no matter where you happen to be on your meditation journey.This book makes an excellent gift for people that are thinking about beginning a meditation practice but maybe don't know where to start. Recently we dropped the price, so get yours before it goes back up.Thank you for purchasing this book!With Metta,Vern LovicMeditation for Beginners - A 22-Day CourseIllustrated with images from Thailand Temples and the author's home town.Other Books by Vern: Meditation for Beginners: Secrets for Success What is the Point of Life? The Ultimate Life!
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 Chödrön, Thich Nhat Hanh, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, Sharon Salzberg, Norman Fischer, Ajahn Chah, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, Sylvia Boorstein, Noah Levine, 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.
Author: Benjamin W. Decker
Publisher: Althea Press
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Master 10 meditation techniques in 10 days with the step- by-step method in Practical Meditation for Beginners. The key to building a solid meditation practice is in the practice itself. From Zen and Vipassana to walking meditations and body scans, the simple practices outlined in Practical Meditation for Beginners make it easy to build an ongoing meditation routine that is best for you. Written by experienced meditation teacher Benjamin Decker, Practical Meditation for Beginners offers a clear 10-day program for learning 10 different meditation techniques--one for each day of the program. Newcomers and experienced meditators alike will enjoy the ease and variety presented in Practical Meditation for Beginners. In the pages of Practical Meditation for Beginners you'll find: Logical chapter organization that sets a daily structure for building your meditation skill set Step-by-step instructions to help you fully engage in each of the 10 techniques Thoughtful writing prompts for recording daily insights in your Meditation Notebook Accessible and effective, Practical Meditation for Beginners is a true how-to guide that will empower you to meditate with confidence right away.
Brings together six respected Buddhist teachers in an accessible introduction to the techniques of meditation, and includes guided meditation practice reflecting a range of Buddhist traditions, helpful teachings, and yoga poses.
Author: Lawrence Ellyard
Publisher: Lotus Press
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Reiki Meditations for Beginners is a complete guide to the practice of meditation and shows how these two practices are in fact an integral experience for anyone wishing to cultivate inner peace and happiness in daily life. Far from being abstract ideas, the methods presented in this book make meditation readily accessible for the reader, whether they are a complete novice or seasoned practitioner.
Author: Thomas Zanzig
Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
Release Date: 1996
Minicourse appropriate for grades 9-12 During adolescence many young people awaken to the richness of the spiritual life. They find themselves drawn to not only reflect on but actually experience a deeper relationship with their God.Christian Meditation for Beginnersis designed for such young seekers. Participants in this course learn about the basic elements of meditation and practice the skills of meditation. Aided by a 48-page booklet included in the course material, the young people do simple daily exercises. Then, when they gather for the three group sessions, they expand their knowledge and explore together the fruits of their daily meditations.
Discover today how meditation can transform your life! You can be happier, healthier and have more success in your life by simply creating a meditation habit. In this book I'll show you how quieting your mind and learning to focus can completely change your life! You must have heard people talk about the amazing powers of meditation. You might have met people raving about how meditation transformed "their" life. You might have even read blogs teaching you how to meditate, but when you tried it you found it incredibly frustrating and not peaceful at all. If that sounds like you, then don't worry because you are not alone--most people feel this way. Meditation is not an easy skill to master. It takes years, if not a lifetime to master this skill. The good news is that you don't have to master it in order to enjoy its benefits. If you can develop the habit of meditating daily, even for a few minutes, you can achieve wonderful results in your life. Meditation will improve both your physical and mental health, reduce stress, improve your brain power and teach you how to focus your attention on the task at hand, thereby increasing your productivity. "You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy. Then you should sit for an hour." Zen Proverb I'm sure not all successful people meditate but you'd be surprised how many of them do some form of meditation. It's an important skill to have for achieving success in life. If you can develop the meditation habit, it will certainly improve your chance of finding success. An increasing number of scientific studies have been carried out on meditation and almost all of them have shown that meditation can be used to alter brain waves and brain chemistry. But if you are still skeptical, just give meditation a try for a few months. If you meditate daily for just a few months, you'll experience the benefits firsthand and lose your skepticism. The only problem is that even those who do believe in the powers of meditation find it hard to turn it into a habit. Meditation can be frustrating if you set unrealistic goals for yourself. Most beginners do it the wrong way. They end up thinking that they just can't control their mind enough to meditate and give up. But this doesn't have to be you! In this book I'll show you how anyone can learn to meditate and how with a little persistence and a systematic approach you too can develop this seemingly hard habit. After that, it's only a matter of time before you start seeing results.You'll continue to reap the benefits as you get better at meditation. Who knows, someday you may even find enlightenment! Here's a preview of what you'll learn... What meditation is all aboutThe different types of meditationHow to set yourself up to stick with the meditation habitHow to meditate as a beginnerHow to move up to higher levels of meditationHow to build a healthy lifestyle around your habit of meditationThe 5 things you must do to achieve success with meditationPlus, so much more...This book will introduce you to all forms of meditation and help you choose the best fit for you as a beginner. Those who meditate regularly are less stressed, more positive, happier, healthier, more productive, and live a fuller and more successful life. You too can achieve all these benefits and a lot more simply by getting this book today!
In today's fast-paced world, many people are seeking a way to get away from it all and relax. Meditation, which is essentially a method to obtain a level of deep thought and relaxation, is one way to find inner peace and tranquility. Many people think of monks or other spiritual types sitting in crossed-leg position and reaching states of bliss when they think of mediation, but there are many ways to meditate. While there are many ways to reach a meditative state, there really are no right or wrong ways to meditate (this would defeat the purpose), only practice and finding ways that feel right for you. Meditation has many health benefits and has been helpful in improving the quality of life for many. But, don't take our word for it. You now have the chance to learn how to take your own life to a new level through meditation. Meditation can be an enjoyable experience and provide balance to an otherwise hectic life.
Author: Henepola Gunaratana
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2011-09-06
With over a quarter of a million copies sold, Mindfulness in Plain English is one of the most influential books in the burgeoning field of mindfulness and a timeless classic introduction to meditation. This is a book that people read, love, and share - a book that people talk about, write about, reflect on, and return to over and over again. Bhante Gunaratana is also the author of Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness, Beyond Mindfulness in Plain English, The Four Foundations of Mindfulness in Plain English, and his memoir Journey to Mindfulness.
Meditation is the single most important thing you can do in your life. It has many health benefits and can make many aspects of life easier to deal with because you can think and focus clearly. Meditation gives you the clarity of mind that you need to see where you are now, and where you are going. Meditation ensures you return to such a profound state of natural relaxation, that your body loses all of its tension, following the absolute calming of the mind to the deepest tranquility the world has ever known. States of consciousness such as anxiety, depression, frustration, impatience, boredom, apathy, misplaced anger and/or resentment, are all transformed into a calm, relaxed, natural state of being with meditation. This book will introduce you to a path to renew your state of well-being.
Learn how meditation can transform your life TODAY! A 'meditation for beginners' guide that will give you life-long peace and happiness. A regular meditation habit can make you healthier, happier and more successful than ever! This book will teach you exactly how to calm your mind, release tension and "let go" in a way that will change your life forever! Meditation isn't about chanting, crystals or playing with an eagle feather. It is a scientifically proven way of taking control of your life by taking control of your mind. With Meditation for Beginners - How to Relieve Stress, Anxiety and Depression and Return to a State of Inner Peace and Happiness you're going to learn exactly how to meditate, how to use meditation techniques to calm your mind and how to practice meditation daily. Meditation for Beginners Learning how to meditate and developing a regular meditation practice doesn't have to be difficult. Yes, meditation can seem difficult at first and learning how to take control of your mind can be a challenge, but meditating for only a few minutes a day can help you significantly reduce stress, improve your physical and mental health, maximize your ability to focus and increase productivity. Buddhism teaches that taking control of your mind through meditation is the only real antidote to stress, anxiety and depression. Scientific studies have validated this and offer proof that meditation CAN in fact change brain chemistry and alter brain waves. If your meditation efforts have been frustrating, don't worry Meditation for Beginners will help you overcome the common obstacles to developing a long term meditation habit. Meditation is like riding a bike. You fall at first but eventually your ability to meditate becomes easier and your meditation practice becomes the most refreshing and life-giving part of your day. Meditation for Beginners teaches you: The science behind the amazing benefits of meditation How to meditate in a way that works for you How to create a meditating routine How to make meditation a habit How mindfulness meditation can help you become aware of the present moment How to make meditation the most important activity in your day How to provoke a meditative state How to create an ongoing state of inner peace and happiness How to find time to meditate Guided meditation Mantra meditation Mindfulness meditation Body scan meditation Candle meditation Walking meditation Prayer meditation ....and much more! In a step by step way, Meditation for Beginners will walk you through everything you need to know about meditation and how to successfully meditate every day. Here's a Preview of What You'll Learn... What is meditation The history of meditation The benefits of meditation for the body The benefits of meditation for the mind How meditation works The healing power of meditation Common obstacles to meditation Types and elements of meditation How to prepare for meditation How to practice meditation every day How to make the most of your meditation practice...and more! People who meditate regularly experience less worry, anxiety and stress and are more positive and productive. You too can experience the amazing benefits of meditation by downloading this book today!
The time-honored national bestseller, updated with a new afterword, celebrating 10 years of influencing the way we live. When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.