Meditator's Atlas: A Roadmap of the Inner World

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Meditation can seem a mystery. Where do you begin? Where will you end up? What might you find along the way?

You'll find the answers in The Meditator's Atlas, a comprehensive and trustworthy "roadmap of the inner world" for anyone who meditates. Respected teacher Matthew Flickstein is your friendly guide, ...

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Overview

Meditation can seem a mystery. Where do you begin? Where will you end up? What might you find along the way?

You'll find the answers in The Meditator's Atlas, a comprehensive and trustworthy "roadmap of the inner world" for anyone who meditates. Respected teacher Matthew Flickstein is your friendly guide, explaining what meditation is, how to do it, and how to make the skills and benefits that it engenders your own, including:

  • finding work that supports your priorities
  • overcoming doubt
  • cultivating helpful attitudes
  • incorporating mindfulness into every aspect of your life
  • and how all of this adds up to a happier life.

What makes this book unique is the way Flickstein uses two classic Buddhist texts—the Path of Purification, and the Four Foundations of Mindfulness—to help readers make clear sense out of the new, fascinating, and sometimes even frightening states that one may encounter on the long journey to enlightenment. Readers will come away from this book with their own insights clarified and with a helpful sense of what lies ahead.
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Editorial Reviews

Inquiring Mind
"A monumental synthesis from the standpoint of one who has walked the path. A simple fact shouts from these pages over and over again-that nirvana is possible."
from the foreword by Bhante Gunaratana
"A fresh, contemporary presentation of a venerable and ancient teaching. Readers of this book will find that it profoundly deepens their practice."
Steve Shealy
"Flickstein writes with sharp clarity and contagious enthusiasm which draws one back to the sitting cushion again and again."
Walter Schwidetzky
"Never have I read a book on spiritual practice more practical or lucid. It belongs in the library of every serious student of the teachings of the Buddha."
Hsi Lai Journal of Humanistic Buddhism
"Flickstein's valuable instructions on the posture, place, and time dedicated to sitting meditation will motivate both the beginning and experienced meditator to a more dedicated practice."
The Beacon
"Flickstein's commentary on The Path of Purification, one of the most penetrating yet practical teachings of the Buddha, brings an immediacy and insight that are valuable aids to its study."
Jim Lassen-Willems
"A brilliant resource."
Barbara Brodsky
"Flickstein has managed to select what is essential and clarify this dense and complex material, but without watering it down. The heart of it is all there. I know how valuable this will be to serious practitioners of dhamma."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780861713370
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications MA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,228,133
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Matthew Flickstein is a psychotherapist, meditation teacher, and the founder of The Forest Way Insight Meditation Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. In more than twenty years of leading personal development workshops, he has trained almost 15,000 people across the US, including other teachers.

Bhante Gunaratana was ordained at the age of twelve as a Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka, earned his PhD in philosophy from The American University, and has led meditation retreats, taught Buddhism, and lectured widely throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the president of the Bhavana Society in High View, West Virginia, where he lives.

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    Posted April 15, 2012

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    A helpful guide. I'm constantly referencing this.

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