How to Meditate has ratings and 64 reviews. Mark said: Meditation can get a bad rap. Often times, the strong opinion of religious folks can deter oth. How to Meditate. BY Lawrence LeShan. A few years ago, I was at a small conference of scientists all of whom practiced meditation on a daily basis. Toward the. Bring the gift and peace of meditation into your life with this easy-to-follow instructional program. No matter how great the demands on your time, here are.

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He has a diverse approach by quoting many different people from many different religions. Learn how your comment data is processed. If you are looking for a short introduction to meditation without a particular religious bias this is the book for you.

All the while, I’m more equipped with theory and insight as to why I’m doing this Have patience with the techniques, as they take a while to learn and apply. Feb 10, John Nelson rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jul 03, Una rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. He obviously loves his subject and knows more about it than just about anyone.

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Of course I read them anyway, but the warning was nice. This first chapter sets up two chapters that deal with the psychological and physiological effects of meditation.

How to Meditate by Lawrence LeShan. This little book gives a quick look at meditation, the types, and benefits for those who practice it. I was glad to learn I was on to something. The book also tries to tie meditatte the ancient practices with the current psycho-analytical practices.

This book is beautiful and mandatory to those who want to take meditation as a serious discipline. Likewise, his section warning you of typical pitfalls experienced by people trying to meditate was great.


Email required Address never made public. I find that to be a bit unrealistic, but if you are looking for a book that will direct you on which path to start your meditation journey, this book is well worth the read.

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With the inclusion of referential footnotes this text is an impressive short presentation of meditation for the the thoughtful reader. Aug 30, Ali Ko rated it liked it. The author state that the benefits include finding a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The techniques included are breath counting, an Eastern method of mental discipline to overcome the resistance of the mind; contemplation, which teaches you to silently experience objects with your eyes in the same way you use your ear to get inside a piece of music; insight as a way of meditating on your own stream of consciousness; and using a mantra, which is a tuning and training method based on the repetition of a single phrase.

To ask other readers questions about How to Meditateplease sign up. The book is very well-organized, though I feel that some of the chapters are a little redundant or unnecessary. Great intro still in print since early 70s.

How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery

You listen to LeShan and you come away thinking that it sounds like something you could do. LeShan presents this book in an awesome, easy-to-pick-up way. I read this after taking a meditation class and really enjoyed meditating but haven’t managed to keep it up.

Contents Why We Meditate. It would seem these two chapters should go together as they both deal with things that detract hoq meditative practice, and not with the central chapter wedged between them.

LeShan has written a lucid and clearheaded guided to various meditation practices as well as making a persuasive case for the meditative life. Lawrence LeShan is an absolute delight to listen to. Overall a sound and straightforward introduction to meditation for personal growth. So, you just gently need to pick up the puppy and put him back on his pad.


The core of the book is chapter 8, which explains how to do meditations of eleven different kinds. On the contrary, How to Meditate delves into a wide variety of meditation styles that have roots in religion, leshab it quotes from spiritual teachers across a range of religions—including the mystic branches of Christianity and Islam.

This bestselling lewhan offers a realistic and straightforward approach to achieving inner peace, stress relief and increased self-knowledge. The last chapter before those that I found superfluous, however, is one addressing the question of whether one needs a teacher medtiate learn meditation.

This was an excellent how-to book and introduction into what meditation is, it’s difficulty and very interesting comparisons to religions. Perhaps, had I been willing to spend several months trying the plethora of recommended meditation approaches, I had gotten benefit, but I’m not willing to make that gamble. One of those chapters is the aforementioned chapter for psychotherapists and the other deals with mesitate social significance of meditation.

The last two chapters and the Afterword seem to have been added for the twin-fold purpose of hitting a target page count and to add a couple niche audiences—namely students of psychology and fans of Edgar N.

How to Meditate

It’s origins, it’s use and examples of different forms. Great book if you want a balanced view of different paths to meditation. Very good I don’t think I have ever read a better introduction to the general practice of meditation. I recommend it, if you are interested in finding out more on meditating or have an interest in learning: