Over the past decade,the number of Buddhist meditation centers
in the U.S. has more than doubled. Many more meditators practice in
the Christian,Jewish,transcendental,and other traditions. Until
now,however,surprisingly few teaching aids have shown beginning
practitioners the most fundamental techniques of meditation.
Meditation for Beginners fills that niche -- with
clear,authentic instructions from one of America's most trusted and
beloved teachers. Created specifically for beginners,this complete
introduction to meditation features four classical mindfulness
exercises. The vipassana, or insight,practice on which these are
based is said to have originated with the Buddha himself -- yet it
lends itself gracefully to a wide range of spiritual
traditions,both secular and religious.
On Meditation for Beginners, Jack Kornfield teaches this ancient
practice in its purest form,making meditation easy to understand
and practice for even those with no previous experience or
spiritual context. Clearly articulated and skillfully
presented,Meditation for Beginners is designed to bring the peace
and power of mindfulness into listener's everyday lives. It is the
definitive resource for anyone who ever thought about learning to
meditate, but lacked the information they needed to start.