Learn to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Self-Discovery and Fulfillment

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Chronicle Books, 1999 - Religion - 159 pages
Meditation paves the road to a calmer, more focused mind; improved concentration; greater creativity; and a more energized mental and physical state of being. But finding an approach that works amid all the mumbo-jumbo can be a mind-altering experience in itself. Finally, here is a practical guide, beautifully illustrated, that reveals how to develop a personal program for inner peace. Learn to Meditate presents 23 step-by-step exercises and more than 130 exquisite illustrations that make visualization and meditation wonderfully accessible. David Fontana draws on the worlds diverse traditionsincluding Taoism, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhismfor an ideal companion to a lifelong practice.
 

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Contents

Introduction
8
Part II
11
The Great Traditions
20
How to Use This Book
49
The Gateway
57
The First Steps 21
67
Buddhism
90
Hinduism
96
The Power of Imagination 104
144
The Palace of the Gods 108
150
The Tree of Life 116
156
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David Fontana, PhD is a meditation teacher and psychologist, whose many books include Teach Yourself to Dream (0-8118-1628-1). He lives in Cardiff, Wales.

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