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The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2007

    Spirit and science brought together

    Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche skillfully describes how the ancient art of meditation relates to the physical well being, how the spirit and brain are connected.This book shows the skeptic the scientific side of meditation. Detailing how practicing for short periods is just as or more beneficial than long periods will persuade people with even the busiest lives to ease their stress and anxieties through meditation. Expertly written.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2007

    Where the Rubber Hits the Road

    This book is the meditation beginner's manual. It is clear, direct and refreshing. If you have tried meditation before and failed, this book shows you how to turn that failure into a stable practice on the path of meditation

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2007

    Meditation for Real People

    ¿The Joy of Living¿ reveals correlations between Buddhist philosophy and the 'Western' scientific approach that are both logical and startling. Anyone who has ever experienced panic disorder or clinical depression will easily identify with Rinpoche's own struggles. Many others, in seeking a path to 'realizing one's full capacity for happiness,' will find genuine therapeutic value in the Buddhist 'introspective or subjective' approach. Also, 'The Joy of Living' is an indispensable guide to anyone who has found his own self-consciousness an obstacle to meditation. As Rinpoche explained the ins and outs of the contemplative journey, I found it revelatory to discover that even when I 'failed,' I was 'doing it right.' And for skeptics who may doubt the scientific veracity of 'the Buddhist understanding of the nature of reality,' read on. 'The Joy of Living' will illuminate your appreciation of the human brain as both a divine and molecular miracle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2007

    Accessible and Helpful

    I've been doing T.M. for fifteen years, but have been feeling in recent years that I wasn't somehow doing it 'right' becuse it wasn't having the same effect it once had. I'd been keeping my eye on this book in the hope that it'd be helpful and got hold of it as soon as it was available. It's only been a few days, but I'm delighted to report that it's already proven to be reassuring, accesible and eye-opening. I feel like I'm back on track (and not alone in my initial fears that I was not getting the most from my practice) and am extremely grateful to the authors for addressing what is surely a common concern among meditators. Highly recommended.

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