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Meditation for Beginners | [Jack Kornfield]

Meditation for Beginners

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Publisher's Summary

Mindfulness meditation is the time-honored practice of calming the spirit and clearing the mind for higher understanding. In this guide, designed specifically for beginners, meditation teacher, author, and psychotherapist Jack Kornfield offers a straightforward, step-by-step method for bringing meditation effortlessly into your daily routine. You'll discover how easy it is to use your breath, physical sensations, and difficult emotions to create tranquility and kindness in your life. Kornfield lived in Asia as a Buddhist monk for 5 years and later cofounded the Insight Mediation Society in Barre, MA, and obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology.

© and (P)1998 Jack Kornfield, All Rights Reserved

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    Theodore santa monica, CA, USA 02-08-07
    Theodore santa monica, CA, USA 02-08-07
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    "Great, compact, effective"

    This is what a meditation audio should be. It's brief and includes four or five guided meditations of around ten minutes each, along with brief discussions by the author before and after each meditation.

    18 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Cassi Cleveland, TN, USA 08-30-07
    Cassi Cleveland, TN, USA 08-30-07
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    "just as it says"

    If you are beginning to explore sitting meditation, this is an excellent audio guide and introduction. The guided practice is succinct and well-done, and I appreciated the commentary before and after. It is a nice progression - from breathing meditation and slightly beyond - easy to listen to and nicely explained. A friend had recommended the printed version of this book, but I found that having the audio guided practice much more appropriate than trying to read/remember/practice. Initially, the audio helps me to re-direct/return to focus. Highly recommended.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    John Gorsline Kennewick, WA United States 01-16-06
    John Gorsline Kennewick, WA United States 01-16-06 Listener Since 2004
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    "Meditation fro beginners"

    Excelent introduction to starting to meditate. Great teacher.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Rich B 06-01-14
    Rich B 06-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "He Was So Good I Went To Sleep(;>"
    If you could sum up Meditation for Beginners in three words, what would they be?

    Excellent book to listen to for beginners of meditation.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Jack Kornfield.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me chill for the first time trying meditation.


    Any additional comments?

    I highly recommend this book for anyone that wants to try meditating to change their lives!

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    Douglas Atlanta, GA, United States 03-24-14
    Douglas Atlanta, GA, United States 03-24-14 Member Since 2011

    I like to read but listening is better.

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    "Nice Introduction to Meditation"

    This was a good intro for novices like myself. The author tries hard to make the listener comfortable. I haven't tried any of the tips yet so I can't really say for sure how helpful it was. To be honest, after listening to this I really don't think I'm spiritual enough for meditation. I think when I was younger I would have loved this, but at this point I'm not sure I can do it.

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