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Meditation for the Love of It: Enjoying Your Own Deepest Experience Paperback – January 1, 2011
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—Andrew Weil, MD, author of Spontaneous Healing and Meditation for Optimum Health
"A thoughtful, intuitive, and uncommonly well-written book, which can only be welcomed be all who follow the way of meditation."
—Peter Matthiessen, author of The Snow Leopard
"Sally Kempton is one of the great realized teachers on the meditation path, whose Integral understanding of life merges seamlessly with her mastery of meditation. She is a guide for our time."
—Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything
"Love this book! I'm grateful to Sally for this how-to guide to the soul and am excited to deepen my own experience of meditation through her inspiration and guidance."
—Seane Corne, international yoga teacher and activist, cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World
About the Author
Sally Kempton is known both for her ability to lead students into deep states of meditation, and for her gift of making yogic wisdom applicable to daily life. She has spent over 40 years practicing, studying, and teaching meditation and spiritual philosophy. A former swami, or monk, she lived and studied for many years with enlightened Indian masters, and received training in the Kashmir Shaivism tradition. She writes "Wisdom," a regular column for Yoga Journal, and teaches workshops and retreats in the United States and Europe.
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Top Customer Reviews
Sally is very versed and experienced in the "hows" of meditation and conveys that information in a clear and riveting way, but it is her offering of the "whys" that I find so valuable. No, there are no law of attraction ramblings here or promises of unlimited financial or material abundance, just an offering of the real possibility of finally being comfortable in our own skin and situation in life, which is what we are all after anyway, isn't it.
Kempton observes that the rewards of practicing meditation can decline as it loses novelty and becomes an everyday routine. She recalls a day many years ago when she suddenly recognized that her meditation practice had become rigid, mechanical, and unrewarding. To break out of her rut, she gave herself permission to experiment and play with her meditation practice, incorporating a variety of approaches and deliberately setting aside the advice of teachers who say there is only one correct way to meditate. She also refocused herself on the "ultimate goal" of meditation: "to experience the full emergence of your own pure Consciousness, the inner state of luminosity, love, and wisdom that the Indian tradition calls the 'inner Self' or the 'true Self' or the 'Heart.'" (p. 26) Most of the remainder of the book illustrates how to incorporate these two insights--allowing play, and focusing on the goal--into meditation practice.
A few caveats are in order: As I said at the outset, this isn't a book for beginners. Much of the discussion refers to experiences they will not have had, and the book isn't organized with their needs and concerns in mind. It's also not a step-by-step manual, even though Kempton does include more than 25 exercises and many more tips and guidelines. In addition, Kempton approaches meditation as a spiritual and mystical practice on the order of and sometimes directly involving prayer.Read more ›
Also, I found the extensive amount of quotes to be more bothersome than anything else.
I find that she writes very beautifully, and although I wasn't entirely captivated during the reading, I find she does have a good way of informing the reader about the subject of meditation.I am sure she is bound to capture more readers who are in need of help in meditating, and this book is definitely a good starting point for beginning meditators the know very little about the subject.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best book on meditation. Great for beginning meditators or for people who have been meditating for a long time. Beautifully written.Published 1 month ago by Laura Bridges
I am using this book to teach a 100 Days of Meditation workshop. Sally Kempton is the amazing. Her insight and guidance is invaluable. All of my students are loving this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gina M Clingerman
This is the 2nd time I've ordered this book because I thought I lost my first copy and I use it so much! Read morePublished 2 months ago by llyn
Great for getting some meditation inspiration that flows with my natural energy.Published 8 months ago by Kerry Patterson
Great rejuvenation to or of meditation practice. Powerful, easy and fun to read, follow, and enjoy.Published 8 months ago by Freda J. Blackerby
All I can say is this book will compel and will inspire you to meditate! Sally Kempton is a gift to us all.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer