"A really good book for starting meditation. He knows his stuff." -- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart
"An inviting, wise, funny, affirming, and marvelously informed book on meditation that dispels all our dumb reasons for not giving it a try." -- Belleruth Naparstek, author of Your Sixth Sense and creator of the Health Journeys audiotape series
The art of meditation was long the domain of spiritual traditions and became a practice that was separate from everyday experience. But meditative experience occurs naturally, affirms Roche, and "technique" has to do with intention and attention. Meditation is "the practice of developing your capacity for rich experience." This straightforward book offers simple exercises to awaken the mind to sensory experiences and to help achieve the benefits of relaxation: better mood, enhanced ability to concentrate, lower blood pressure, a sense of well-being. There really are no rules'and no, you don't need a guru. Meditation can and does take place almost anytime (some exercises take just a few seconds) and anywhere (sitting, standing, or walking). About the only thing "wrong" is too try to hard. A "sense of luxury" is one of the ways of knowing it's being done right. Results are available almost immediately; and regardless of whether the reader decides to practice meditation, this inspirational book is well worth the read. -- Booklist
You may think the last thing the world needs needs is another book on meditation,but take a look at the nifty MEDITATION MADE EASY by Lorin Roche before you have another meditative thought.Many books characterize meditation as difficult and elusive at first, requiring practice and the development of everybody's favorite contradiction, attentive nonattention. But Roche, a meditation trainer for 30 years, turns that old stuff on its head."Meditation is quietly sexy, in the way that getting a massage or listening to great music is," he writes. "It should have a sense of luxury and deliciousness. It should be a place for you to entertain all your desires and longings and prepare to fulfill them . . . It may feel like loafing, and that's good."Roche knows all the tricks ("meditate less than you want to") and the tips (think of meditation as "taking time to watch the sunrise"). And he's great on the breathing/chanting rituals and "do-nothing techniques" that lead people to the "sense of wonder" about life and love and spirit that can make meditation so joyous. -- Pat Holt
Practices that will remain with you years later. I have bought the book in soft cover twice (shared and dog eared) and digitally once.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book at the library and enjoyed it so much that I purchased.
I've been interested in meditation for years, but never understood how to get started. Read more
The book is very good, wasn't real happy with the condition of it, being it was supposed to be "very good", at least it was acceptable.Published 9 months ago by Kristy Kessick
I received this book quickly and in excellent condition just as described when I ordered.
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I think that having to write a review of x amount of words is not such a good idea. The product was good but I dont want to spend heaps of time setting out my thoughts on paper so... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Hutchinson
The audiobook is not a fair representation of the author's work. Instead I urge you to check out his website, lorinroche dot com, in which you'll find an abundance of information. Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. Marx
The book does what is says. It makes meditation easy. A bit too easy though.
Yes. You will get benefits from becoming aware and being mindful of your thoughts and... Read more
If I was asked to bring one meditation book to a desert island, this would be it. It is both lighthearted and profound, informed by practice of teaching, sitting....and living. Read morePublished 18 months ago by kaioatey
A friend recommended I get this to help me calm down. It's been good. It turns meditation into something simple. It's been very helpful.Published 20 months ago by Brittni Allen