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The Meditator S Dilemma

Author : Bill Morgan
ISBN : 9780834840119
Genre : Religion
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When practiced regularly, meditation naturally deepens self-awareness and leads to spiritual insight. In our hyper, instant-gratification culture, however, most people miss out on those powerful outcomes because it’s hard to commit to a long-term practice. Despite the increasing popularity of mindfulness and its documented mental health benefits, the silent majority of meditators struggle to maintain a regular practice. In fact, research indicates that more than fifty percent of meditators give up on the practice. Through time-tested teachings and exercises, The Meditator’s Dilemma shows you how to deepen your meditation practice while cultivating ease and delight—for both beginners and longtime practitioners. The Meditator’s Dilemma, written by a psychologist with forty years’ experience practicing and teaching meditation, confronts this problem and its causes and provides specific, accessible techniques and exercises that greatly enhance everyday meditation practice. Bill Morgan’s teachings and guided meditation exercises are designed to generate the all-too-often missing delight and enjoyment in meditation. A note to readers: Bill Morgan also offers audio guided meditations described in the book at billandsusan.net/home-sweet-home/the-meditators-dilemma.

Commit To Sit

Author : Joan Duncan Oliver
ISBN : 1401925049
Genre : Religion
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From the pages of Tricycle, the country’s most widely read Buddhist magazine, comes Commit to Sit, an introduction to the art of meditation. In recent years, interest in meditation has grown to include not only those on a spiritual search, but also those who are simply working toward a healthy and meaningful life. This book brings together a broad range of Buddhist meditative techniques that have appeared in the magazine over the years. Contributors include some of theforemost voices in contemporary Buddhism: Pema Chödrön starts our journey with an inspirational Foreword. Lama Surya Das explores the definition of meditation, while Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein lay out a 28-day program for establishinga daily practice. Wherever you are on your search, you will find plenty of guidance in this book. Learn about insight meditation from Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and Sylvia Boorstein. Or about zazen from Barry Magid and Martine Batchelor. Gil Fronsdal offers instruction in metta (lovingkindness) meditation, while Judith Simmer-Brown teaches tonglen, a Tibetan Buddhist practice for cultivating compassion. We also learn about the crucial role the body plays in meditation from S. N. Goenka, Reginald Ray, Wes Nisker, and Cyndi Lee.We receive guidance on managing issues that arise in meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Christina Feldman, Matthieu Ricard, Pat Enkyo O’Hara, and others. And there are practices for bringing mindfulness and compassion to daily life from Thubten Chodron, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, and Michael Carroll. Though targeted to the reader who would like to begin meditating, this collection also offers support and guidance to the experienced meditator working to sustain a lifelong practice. This is a guide to meditative practice for any seeker wishing to deepen their understanding of themselves and their world.

Unlearning Meditation

Author : Jason Siff
ISBN : 0834823144
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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When we meditate, our minds often want to do something other than the meditation instructions we've been taught. When that happens repeatedly, we may feel frustrated to the point of abandoning meditation altogether. Jason Siff invites us to approach meditation in a new way, one that honors the part of us that doesn't want to do the instructions. He teaches us how to become more tolerant of intense emotions, sleepiness, compelling thoughts, fantasies—the whole array of inner experiences that are usually considered hindrances to meditation. The meditation practice he presents in Unlearning Meditation is gentle, flexible, permissive, and honest, and it's been wonderfully effective for opening up meditation for people who thought they could never meditate, as well as for injecting a renewed energy for practice into the lives of seasoned practitioners.

Thoughts Are Not The Enemy

Author : Jason Siff
ISBN : 9780834830080
Genre : Religion
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In most forms of meditation, the meditator is instructed to let go of thoughts as they arise. As a result, thinking is often taken, unnecessarily, to be something misguided or evil. This approach is misguided, says Jason Siff. In fact, if we allow thoughts to arise and become mindful of the thoughts themselves, we gain tranquility and insight just as in other methods without having to reject our natural mental processes. And by observing the thoughts themselves with mindfulness and curiosity, we can learn a good deal about ourselves in the process.

Everyday Meditation

Author : Tobin Blake
ISBN : 9781608680603
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Covering such various techniques as zazen, mantra, visualization, heart, third eye and chakra, this introduction to meditation, which helps lower stress, increase well-being and prevent disease, shows readers how to start meditating as well as how to invigorate an existing practice. Original.

Chinese Alchemy

Author : Jean Cooper
ISBN : 9781609259822
Genre : Religion
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Here in one slender volume is a basic introduction to Chinese alchemy—a tradition that dates back 5,000 years. Chinese alchemy, largely associated with Taoism, has a recorded history of more than 2,000 years, but traditionally it goes back even further to nearly 3000 BC and the time of the Yellow Emperor. While Western alchemy was concerned with the search for spiritual and material gold, classic Taoist alchemy was a mystical quest for immortality with its aim being union with the Absolute. Jean Cooper describes the history and development of Taoist alchemy, compares it to similar traditions in India and Turkistan, and gives it context by contrasting it with the rationale of the Western hermetic tradition. As she writes in her concluding chapter: The whole work of alchemy is summed up in the phrase "To make of the body a spirit and of the spirit a body". . . . The goal of the Taoist alchemist-mystic was transformation, or perhaps more correctly, transfiguration, of the whole body until it ceases to "be" and is absorbed into and becomes the Tao. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in Chinese legend and lore, Chinese magic and medicine, and Taoism.

Barron S Ptce

Author : Sacha Koborsi Tadros
ISBN : 9781438068572
Genre : Study Aids
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This brand-new manual prepares Pharmacy Technicians for the test that applicants must pass in order to receive their certification. This book features: three full-length practice Pharmacy Technician Certification Exams (PTCE), with two in the book and one additional exam available online; a pretest designed to help readers assess their strengths and weaknesses before beginning their review; information that covers all of the nine major topic areas and knowledge domains of the official PTCE blueprint; hundreds of practice questions with detailed answer explanations for extra preparation; all of the latest information about pharmacy technician certification requirements, PTCE scoring, steps for scheduling the PTCE, and test-taking skills, important tips, and winning strategies. It’s everything you need to know in order to prepare for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam—and to succeed on test day. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam with all questions answered and explained.

The New Buddhism

Author : James William Coleman
ISBN : 0195152417
Genre : Philosophy
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In our multicultural society, faiths formerly seen as exotic have become attractive alternatives for people seeking more satisfying spiritual lives. This is especially true of Buddhism, which is the focus of constant media attention--thanks at least in part to celebrity converts and the popularity of the Dalai Lama. Following this recent trend in the West, author James Coleman argues that a new and radically different form of this ancient faith is emerging. Exploring the appeal of this exotic faith in postmodern society and questioning its future in a global consumer culture, The New Buddhism provides a thorough and fascinating guide to Western Buddhism today.

Buddhism With An Attitude

Author : B. Alan Wallace
ISBN : 1559398116
Genre : Religion
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All of us have attitudes. Some of them accord with reality and serve us well throughout the course of our lives. Others are out of alignment with reality and cause us problems. Tibetan Buddhist practice isn't just sitting in silent meditation, it's developing fresh attitudes that align our minds with reality. Attitudes need adjusting, just like a spinal column that has been knocked out of alignment. In this book, B. Alan Wallace explains a fundamental type of Buddhist mental training which is designed to shift our attitudes so that our minds become pure wellsprings of joy instead of murky pools of problems, anxieties, fleeting pleasures, hopes, and frustrations. Wallace shows us the way to develop attitudes that unveil our full capacity for spiritual awakening. The author draws on his thirty-year training in Buddhism, physics, the cognitive sciences, and comparative religion to challenge readers to reappraise many of their assumptions about the nature of the mind and physical world. By explicitly addressing many practical and theoretical issues that uniquely face us in the modern world, Wallace brings this centuries-old practice into the twenty-first century.

Heritage Of The Saints

Author : Herbert Lockyer
ISBN : 9781629115863
Genre : Religion
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The heritage of the saints is the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Heritage of Saints delves into Jesus Christ's mighty gift to mankind: the Holy Spirit. As Lockyer eloquently explains, every believer is rich with the abundance of the Spirit in His sevenfold manifestation: the baptism, the gift, the indwelling, the anointing, the sealing, the pledge, and the in-filling. Although an understanding of the Spirit and His work is essential for spiritual growth, His presence throughout the Scripture can be overlooked by the believer. To remedy that, Lockyer traces the Spirit's presence, role, and activity in the Bible and practically guides the reader in how to do the same. Believers who are eager to learn more about their inheritance will appreciate Lockyer's timeless insights on the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

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