Meditation For Dummies, Mini Edition

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Learn to meditate —the easy way!

Meditation is the ideal way to relax your body, calm your mind, reduce stress, and enhance your overall health and well-being. Whether you're new to meditation, a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, or someone looking for ways to change and improve your meditation practice, this guide has you covered.

Open the book and find:

  • Effective meditation techniques

  • The importance of breath and ways to focus on your breathing

  • Advice on when and where to meditate

  • Different ways of sitting for meditation

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From the outside, Buddhism seems like a bundle of contradictionswrapped inside a paradox. It is a religion without a god, a beliefsystem without rules, and a faith that encourages its adherents toquestion everything, including its own teachings. You could spend alifetime studying Buddhist texts and following its observances andstill feel like you’ve only just barely scratched thesurface. Yet, over the past 2500 years, this lovely religion thatpreaches compassion, generosity, tolerance, selflessness andself-awareness has commanded the fervent devotion of hundreds ofmillions of people around the world who believe it to be the truepath to enlightenment.

If you’re curious about Buddhism but feel intimidated byall the exotic jargon and strange trappings, this book is for you.Written by two leading American Buddhist teachers and scholars, itoffers you a uniquely friendly way to explore the fascinatinghistory of Buddhism and discover:

Who Buddha was and his significance in world history andspiritualityHow the practice of Buddhism can enrich your everyday lifeHow Buddha’s teachings combine to create a path toenlightenmentDaily observances and meditation practicesHow to fulfill your highest potential through Buddhism

In plain English, experts Jonathan Landaw and Stephan Bodiandefine the important terms, explain the key concepts and explore,in-depth a wide range of topics, including:

Buddha’s life and teachings and the evolution of themajor Buddhist traditionsHow Buddhism works as a religion, philosophy of life and apractical approach to dealing with life’s problems, allrolled into oneThe idea that the mind is the source of all happiness andsufferingHow the practices of wisdom and compassion can connect you withyour inner spiritual resourcesMeditation and other core Buddhist practices and how they canaffect your everyday lifeHow to apply Buddhist teachings at each stage along thespiritual path

Whether you’re a searcher of truth, a student ofreligions, or just curious about what’s got Richard Gere andall the rest of those celebrity Buddhists so excited, BuddhismFor Dummies is your intro to Buddhism basics.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 7, 2010
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Pages
64
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ISBN
9781118042700
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Mindfulness & Meditation
Self-Help / Personal Growth / General
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