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Revised with 10 new chapters and updates throughout, this book provides detailed, comprehensive information on a world-encompassing range of meditation practices. Helpful for novices and longtime practitioners alike, including a self-test that indicates which techniques may be best for particular goals and lifestyles.
Patricia Monaghan lectures frequently on connections between mythology, spirituality, women’s studies, and science. She lives in Chicago. Eleanor G. Viereck is the author of Alaska’s Wilderness Medicine and Yoga: Skillful Means. She lives in Fairbanks, AK.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: What Is Meditation?|
|Why Practice Meditation?||p. 2|
|What Meditation Is Not||p. 3|
|How Can I Choose the Best Meditation Technique for Me?||p. 4|
|Frequently Asked Questions||p. 4|
|What Kind of Meditator Are You?||p. 6|
|Prerequisites and Obstacles||p. 11|
|What to Do in an Emergency||p. 12|
|Trance Dancing||p. 25|
|Ritual Body Postures||p. 39|
|Yoga Asanas||p. 49|
|Yoga Breathing||p. 61|
|Yoga Meditation||p. 69|
|Yantra, or Mandala||p. 81|
|Vipassana, or Insight Meditation||p. 93|
|Zen in Action||p. 111|
|Haiku and Other Meditative Poetry||p. 117|
|Brush Painting||p. 125|
|Tai Chi||p. 137|
|The Mussar Movement, or Ethical Introspection||p. 159|
|Hitbodedut, or Conversations with God||p. 163|
|Contemplative Prayer||p. 173|
|Hesychasm, or the Jesus Prayer||p. 179|
|Taize Singing||p. 183|
|Quaker Worship||p. 187|
|Sufi Breathing||p. 203|
|Sufi Dancing||p. 209|
|Mixed and Modern Forms|
|Candle Meditation||p. 219|
|Inspirational Reading||p. 225|
|Free-Form Meditation Groups||p. 231|
|Labyrinth Walking||p. 237|
|Prayer Beads||p. 243|
|The Body Scan||p. 251|
|Sketching from Nature||p. 269|
|Needle Crafts||p. 275|
|Dialogues with Self||p. 289|
|Sports as Meditation||p. 307|
|Meditations for Pain and Grief||p. 335|
|Kinesthetic Meditations||p. 347|
|Conclusion: A Meditation on Meditation||p. 353|
|About the Authors||p. 371|
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