How to Meditate has ratings and 64 reviews. Mark said: Meditation can get a bad rap. Often times, the strong opinion of religious folks can deter oth. How to Meditate. BY Lawrence LeShan. A few years ago, I was at a small conference of scientists all of whom practiced meditation on a daily basis. Toward the. Bring the gift and peace of meditation into your life with this easy-to-follow instructional program. No matter how great the demands on your time, here are.

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I found the sections on how to and what the effects of meditation are to be especially informative.

BOOK REVIEW: How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan | the !n(tro)verted yogi

You need to train the puppy to go potty on the puppy pads. My library Help Advanced Book Search. My only criticism is that the writing is a little slow and the second half to the book tends t Dr LeShan is an authority on Meditation lezhan it comes through in his book, speaking from years of experience practicing and from teaching.

He obviously loves his subject and knows more about it than just about anyone. A great book giving different paths of meditation.

How to Meditate

While not discrediting the practice itself, he earned a lot of credibility in my opinion by showing that he has a good head about himself. In other words, if you think that meditation is only for hippie-types who believe in auras and astral planes, this book may convince you otherwise. This wasn’t really a problem though and the author actually warns the reader in the beginning of that chapter that ‘you might not care about this subject’ and lets you know that ‘it’s okay to skip to the next chapter without missing anything’.

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There are a couple of chapters devoted to ideas that people believe that both have little evidence of grounding in reality and which detract from meditation. There is a long afterword by Edgar N. This is where it’s important to be incisive and separate the gold from the rubbish, there is some good ideas on again exercising that focus for getting a greater mental clarity.

However, 1 good Haiku that could have come from St. This was a great no bs starter book on meditation.

The last two chapters and the Afterword seem to have been added for the twin-fold purpose of hitting a target page count and to add a couple of niche audiences—namely students of psychology and fans of Edgar N. This book takes a brief but very detailed look at meditation. Other than the stuff about ESP, I found this to be a wonderful and helpful book.

The book also tries to tie up the ancient practices with the current psycho-analytical practices. For me personally I do meditation for the very practical effects of it, I feel a sharper focus, more clarity in my thoughts, less emotional reactivity, more centered, more aware of my thought patterns and feelings He also keeps things nice and simple. If you want to know how to meditate, this is a good book to pick up.

Most of the meditation techniques found in this book are so simple I’m sure many already practice it.

How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Other editions – View all How to Meditate: It seems that he has mastered the subject, and helps to connect the dots in mfditate that were vague to me. One day the little guy will be trained to go there with out your help.


Of course I read them anyway, but the warning was nice. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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Apr 24, Matt Brockwell rated it it was amazing. My only criticism is that the writing is a little slow and the second half to the book tends to drag out.

It includes the essence of different philosophies of the world including mind boggling variety of Indian methods, Sufi etc. The core of the book is chapter 8, which explains how to do meditations of eleven different kinds.

It begins with a chapter on why one should meditate. I’ll probably refer back to this text often. He is the bestselling author of a wide-ranging series of books on science, medicine, and psychology.

But reading the book is just the start. Dec 12, Amit rated it it was amazing. Jul 24, R. Those pursuing the path through action probably find medittae helpful to have a guide or teacher.