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

Book - 2015
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"If you want to meditate but have no idea where to start, 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 importantly, to continue one. It defines what meditation is (and what it is not), offers tips for making the practice a part of your life, dispels the most common misconceptions, describes the obstacles we all face and how to navigate them, and addresses the most frequently asked questions. Piver gives a concise overview of the various popular styles of Buddhist meditation and offers suggestions on how to explore them further. Most important, this book contains specific, concrete steps for beginning your own meditation practice in a stress-free, dogma-free, jargon-free way."
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781611802672
1611802679
Branch Call Number: 294.3 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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"Instead of trying to stop thinking, meditation is about assuming a different relationship to your thoughts."

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