A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
A growing body of scientific research is showing that meditation can reduce stress, improve mental performance, and make us happier. For those who are curious about meditation and would like to give it a try, Quiet Mind is a great place to begin.This unique book-and-audio program brings together six of the most respected Buddhist teachers in America, each known for presenting meditation in practical, accessible, and inspiring ways. Each teacher offers a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided meditation practice from his or her Buddhist tradition—including Tibetan Buddhism, Zen, and Vipassana (or Insight Meditation).
An additional section presents yoga poses and stretches useful for meditation practitioners.Contributors include:Sakyong Mipham on shamatha, the practice of tranquillityLarry Rosenberg on vipassana, the practice of clear seeingEd Espe Brown on zazen, the practice of freedomSharon Salzberg on metta, the practice of loving-kindness Judith Lief on tonglen, the practice of transformationTulku Thondup on using meditation to heal the body and mindRichard Faulds on yoga and meditation.