The Relaxed Mind

The Relaxed Mind

A Seven-step Method for Deepening Meditation Practice

Book - 2015
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Random House, Inc.
Meditators relax! An esteemed modern Tibetan Buddhist teacher presents a system of meditation instructions he devised especially for those affected by the too-fast-paced Western world (i.e., most all of us)—to help them relax, as a way of deepening their meditation practice.

In the late 1990s, shortly after arriving in the United States, it became clear to Dza Kilung Rinpoche that his Western students responded to traditional meditation instructions differently from his students back in Asia.  The Westerners didn't know how to relax  -- our pressured, fast-paced lifestyles carried over into meditation.  The Relaxed Mind contains instructions for the seven-phase meditation practice Dza Kilung Rinpoche developed for students in the West.  It's adapted from traditional instructions to counteract the overwhelming distraction that is becoming a global culture these days, not only in the West.  Experienced meditators may be surprised to find their practice deepening through letting go of tension.  This is also an excellent meditation manual for any beginner.

Baker & Taylor
Presents instruction for the seven steps of meditation practice, from basic sitting to nonconceptual contemplation, with a discussion on the value of meditation and relaxation techniques.

Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2015
ISBN: 9781611802825
Branch Call Number: 294.34435 R475r 2015
Characteristics: 147 pages ; 22 cm

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