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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You are commenting using your WordPress. To ask other readers questions about How to Meditateplease sign up. So, you just gently need to pick up the puppy and put him back on his pad. Another benefit is derived not from how well you meditate but how hard you work at it which enables one to focus toward goal oriented behavior.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. On the contrary, How to Meditate delves into a wide variety of meditation styles that have roots in religion, and it quotes from spiritual teachers across a range of religions–including the mystic branches of Christianity and Islam.

BOOK REVIEW: How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan | the !n(tro)verted yogi

This was an excellent how-to book and introduction into what meditation is, it’s difficulty and very interesting comparisons to religions. With his simple, straightforward approach, Lawrence LeShandemystifies meditation. Want to Read saving…. In my opinion, these discussions detract from the credibility of the text, but I found enough to like that I still recommend the book as a first look into the topic.

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Dec 19, Jer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Meditation can get a bad rap. There is one oddity of organization. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is just the tip of the iceberg.

You need to train the puppy to go potty on the puppy pads. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

The book is yow arranged for the most part.

How to meditate: a guide to self-discovery – Lawrence Leshan – Google Books

While suggesting that paranormal feelings and events should be excluded from the process of meditation he does not deny that they exist. He also keeps things nice and simple. He has a diverse approach by quoting many different people from many different religions.

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How to Meditate

There are a couple chapters devoted to ideas that people believe that both have little evidence of grounding in reality and which detract from meditation. I said to the almond tree, “Sister, speak to me of God,” And the almond tree blossomed.

There is a long afterword by Edgar N. From inside the book.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. The book is very well-organized, though I feel that some of the chapters are a little redundant or unnecessary. Jack Kornfield said it best “the mind is like a baby puppy.

The only part I would skip are the last 2 chapters. Find a comfortable position – sittintg, laying or standing – set a timer for fifteen minutes and begin.


Christians with an interest in mystical approaches to their religion. Jul 24, R. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Also wrote as Edward Grendon. This book is written in the twist of a learned psychologist who seems to have his head on completely straight. Seriously, two thumbs up. The last chapter before those that I found superfluous, however, is one addressing the question of whether one needs a teacher to learn meditation.

And I can say I wouldn’t have been able to articulate this prior to reading this book. There are a couple of chapters devoted to ideas that people believe that both have little evidence of grounding in reality and which detract from meditation.

The first ten are all types of structured meditation, and an earlier chapter is devoted to distinguishing structured from unstructured approaches to meditation. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. In other words, if you think that meditation is only for hippie-types who believe in auras and astral planes, this book may convince you otherwise. Meditaye trivia or quizzes yet. One of those chapters is the aforementioned chapter for psychotherapists and the other deals with the social significance of meditation.