Breath Sweeps Mind: A First Guide to Meditation Practiceby Jean Smith
As a method for reducing stress, meditation has recently become a mainstream phenomenon in American culture. This insightful collection of teachings includes everything from the timeless wisdom of the Buddha to the Zen simplicity of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Perfect for even the novice, this book offers an historical background, as well as practical steps, to applying meditation to one's life. 320 pp. Online promo. 12,000 print.
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For someone interested in learning about meditation, this is a readable and useful book. Organized in sections such as Why Meditate?, What is Meditation?, and How to Meditate, among others, it provides short pieces by a wide range of authors. It is a good way to sample the approaches and writing styles of different authors, with a view to further reading.
As a method for reducing stress, meditation has become a mainstream phenomenon. This book includes everything from words of the Buddha to the Zen simplicity of Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh. This book offers historical background, as well as practical steps, to applying meditation to one's life.