A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditationby Paramananda
Buddhism is based on the truth that with effort we can change the way we are. But how? Among the methods Buddhism has to offer, meditation is the most direct. It is the art of getting to know your own mind and learning to encourage what is best in yourself. This straightforward and imaginative book focuses on two Buddhist meditation practices - Mindfulness of Breathing, the bedrock of all meditation practice, and Metta Bhavana, which gradually nurtures and unshakeable confidence and a warm concern for the welfare of others. It deals fully with the practical aspects of meditation, including how to maintain a regular practice and how to deal with any difficulties that arise.
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I like books about meditation. This one is very and very intresting. I got a lot of information I needed. Recently I began to pay attention to new trends of meditation. For instance, Anatoliy Obraztsov with "a crossing or the drop's history" is a great example of new trend.
I am studying martial arts and needed to learn more about meditation. This book has been invaluable in guiding me through the process. It is an interesting read and easy to follow.
This book is obviously written out of the direct experience of the author, which is invaluable when writing about meditation or religion. It was inspiring to read and resulted in me developing a practice of my own. As to the editor's review calling it a 'complete' guide to meditation, well... there really is no such thing, but this book will definately set you off on a solid foundation. In a western world that is filled with misguided views of buddhism as a whole, this book is is a refreshing view of what is really the cornerstone of the practice: the mediation.
I have been meditating for about 10 years and also teach meditation, and this is one of the best and most accessible books on meditation I've seen. He covers all the things that most folks forget about when writing about meditation, like the body, posture, how to work with 'hindrances'...it is a very good book although it probably could have used a little more editing.