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Change Your Mind: A practical guide to Buddhist meditation Paperback – April 1, 2006
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The book is wonderfully practical, and makes it very easy to learn and work the two starter meditations of Buddhism, and to gain value from them. The meditations it teaches are simple yet powerful, and I believe they can improve how people feel about themselves, and operate in the world.
I bought this book several years ago, and still turn to it regularly to review the principles and practices it describes. If you're at all interested in practicing meditation, I'd strongly recommend it.
This book makes its point, states it precisely and with a minimum of words, uses great analogies to help the reader understand the authors explanations, and is an excellent manual I find myself coming back to refer to when I need some tips for my own practice. I especially enjoyed the thorough examination in "The Five Hindrances," where the author breaks down five of the most common obstacles that can get in our way when meditating, how to view them, and to overcome them by turning them into positives.
Very underrated book. I'd also recommend these four:
-What the Buddha Taught - Walpola Rahula
-Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Sunryu Suzuki
-Gesture of Balance by Tarthang Tulku
-Mindfulness in Plain English by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana
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A wonderful introduction and summary of meditation. It is also a short read, which is nice for easy review and to actually get up and practice meditation. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jbritton
I've had this book for years. I bring it with me on extended meditation retreats and read/study parts of it as both a refresher and a resource. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by Russ Peters
I've read a lot of different books on Buddhism and this is one of the best. Paramananda puts the practice into words in an accessible way, where most authors fail to do so. Read morePublished on June 9, 2013 by Ry-Guy
This book is not just a guide to Buddhist meditation. It also has applications to common shamatha meditation. I found it helpful.Published on February 27, 2013 by Rick
This book is awesome. It really breaks down what you need to do for meditation, as well as understanding the fundamental idea of Mindfulness. Read morePublished on June 22, 2012 by socalpiano