These Meditation Books For Beginners Will Have You Picking Up The Practice In No Time

October 17, 2014 12:13 PM

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Whether it's the mounting scientific research that shows the positive effects at a cellular level, or you're just trying to feel less stressed, the main obstacle for many people trying to learn to meditate could be a case of not knowing where to start. A danger is that a practitioner may rely upon instruction that isn't tried and true, and engage in a method that produces the precise opposite of ease and clarity. These five books will help you create the foundation for a genuine, disciplined and fruitful meditation practice.

Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Suzuki Roshi This classic text is largely responsible for the explosion of Zen practice in the Western world. Suzuki Roshi sharply communicates the foundational philosophy of the Soto School, elucidating the meditation practice of shikantaza, or "just sitting." He transm...

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