Come and Sit: A Week Inside Meditation Centers by Marcia Z. Nelson,Wayne Teasdale

By Marcia Z. Nelson,Wayne Teasdale

The meditation adventure demystified—an crucial consultant to
what is going on in meditation facilities of many religious traditions.

Today's would-be pupil of meditation is faced with this kind of wealth of accessible traditions from which to benefit that it could possibly make the possibility intimidating. the place may still I begin? Which one may still I try out? Come and Sit is the proper spouse to steer you in your way.

From Christian centering prayer, to Sufi dhikr (chanting the names of God), to Zen Buddhist zazen (formal silent meditation), this ebook demystifies either the forms of meditation practiced in several religious traditions and the areas humans visit do them—and provides a true believe for which technique may perhaps fit you best.

  • Why do humans meditate?
  • How may meditation have an effect on my life?
  • What sorts of meditation are there?
  • What do humans do in each one meditation culture?
  • Do i need to be a member of a particular faith topractice meditation?
  • Where may still I begin?

Meditator and journalist Marcia Z. Nelson addresses all of those questions as she takes you on visits to meditation facilities of 7 diversified types—Christian, Zen, perception (Vipassana), Tibetan, Hindu, Sufi, and Jewish—representing the big variety of non secular traditions which could now be stumbled on all through the US. She indicates what a regular stopover at to every is like and talks to the academics and the folks who cross there to find how they obtained all started, why they maintain going, and what advantages they derive from the practice.

A record of additional assets for in-depth exploration of every culture, a listing of facilities, and a thesaurus of phrases make this advisor precisely what you must begin meditating.

Come and Sit is not just a guide for the start meditator, but in addition an first-class source for somebody who desires to recognize extra in regards to the world's nice meditation traditions.

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Come and Sit: A Week Inside Meditation Centers

The meditation event demystified—an crucial consultant towhat is going on in meditation facilities of many non secular traditions. present day would-be scholar of meditation is faced with this sort of wealth of obtainable traditions from which to benefit that it may possibly make the possibility intimidating.

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