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Oceanic Mind - The Deeper Meditation Training Course [Kindle Edition]

Tom Von Deck
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Book Description

"I was impressed with Tom's presentation and knowledge."
- Bernie Siegel MD, author of the bestseller, Love, Medicine and Miracles

"A treasure trove of tools and techniques. Lots of value here. Very pleased!" - A satisfied Ebay customer

Plunge more deeply and serenely into meditation than you ever thought possible regardless of how busy your time schedule is. This book could have been called "Absolutely Foolproof Meditation for Busy People". Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student of meditation, Qigong or Yoga, this book will greatly enhance any practice you learn. There are dozens of easy to follow warm up exercises and meditation techniques in this course. However, Oceanic Mind introduces not only the finest techniques, but a complete meditation strategy training that will make meditation much much easier. Regardless of your background, you will love this book.

In Oceanic Mind, you will learn:

The most powerful methods for attaining a much deeper state of meditation. You will learn how to create your own program using the methods that you are most compatible with as a unique individual.

How to create a rock solid customized warm up routine that prepares your mind and body for the deepest levels of meditation. You will find that meditation becomes surprisingly easier.

How to discover your most compatible meditation technique. Once you do this, meditation becomes much easier and more enjoyable for you.

How to integrate meditation into your daily life so that you create a powerful momentum of peace. This, in turn, drastically deepens your formal meditation practice. You will experience a snowball effect that will bring you deeper and deeper into a state of blissful peace with each passing day. You will also learn how to customize this integration strategy for full compatibility.

More than 60 meditation techniques and mind body training exercises that are explained in a way that is super easy to understand and follow. These include exercises for the physical body, emotions, imagination, breath, etc.

How to fit meditation into your busy schedule so that time is no longer an issue.

Tom Von Deck has been practicing meditation and mind body techniques since the late 1980's at approximately the age of 12.

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About the Author

Tom Von Deck is a personal and workplace meditation trainer, stress management speaker and author. Tom learned to meditate in the late 1980's during his tween years. He specializes in making meditation a much easier and more customized process for people of all backgrounds, including busy people who think there's no time for meditation.

Product Details

  • File Size: 490 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Monkey Wisdom (May 6, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002IVV6ES
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,675 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real meditation for real people January 20, 2012
By Rex II
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I've only just begun to explore meditation and yoga techniques. As a beginner, it's sometimes difficult to know what to expect from either. However, the Oceanic Mind has allowed me to learn very effective breathing exercises and meditation practices which I now incorporate into my daily life. By simply following Tom Von Deck's excellent instructions, I have been able to improve my body posture and energy flow through deep breathing and practicing mindfulness. I can't say enough about this book and the countless benefits that anyone can receive if they approach it with an open mind. I appreciate that Mr. Deck does not preach or even teach in the usual sense. He leads the reader through the basics while also honoring the essential spirit of meditation and yoga. There's no need for a strict program to be adopted because Mr. Deck allows the reader to develop their own natural system of meditation that suits them best. This is a true gem that will help anyone who struggles with anxiety, depression, or just being a person. I have already developed a sense of inner stillness that I never did before and wish to thank Mr. Deck for sharing his gift with the rest of us. :)
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Value February 3, 2012
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This eBook is very well organized and presents great information on the various techniques in an easy to understand manner. There are great how-to tips that I had never heard before. And, of course, he covers the intermediate level meditation subjects - the yogic breath, the inner smile, the breath of fire. I found it time well spent and a great resource after finishing Easy Mantra Meditation For Beginners!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oceanic Mind Review May 23, 2011
By Thouqht
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SO MANY TECHNIQUES! This is an absolute must for anyone who likes to have options, or who wants to get into meditation but cannot seem to find something that fits them. This book is great as long as you are willing to be honest with yourself and throw away anything that doesn't work with you. The author makes some great points about how specific symbols can get in the way, but so can specific techniques! For example, the tongue positioning he suggests for each meditation is pretty much impossible for me and would not be surprised if many people are unable to do it comfortably. Throw it away! This is a great resource for those willing to experiment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide and Reference March 15, 2013
By Bradley
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I highly recommend this book! Tom Von Deck has written what I believe to be the most concise, down-to-Earth treatise on meditation available. With a no-nonsense approach to explaining many, if not all, of the meditation techniques available to Westerners, he has succeeded in providing a thorough guide - with an appropriate sense of humor - that captivates and holds our interest, without the repetitive over-kill found in so many 'self help' books. This compact style makes it very easy to use as a reference for later - a book this good needs to be re-read many times, and this one will be found alongside Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron on my shelf. And, as icing on the cake, we are treated to some excellent guidance in Integrative Tuning, which is not often seen in modern Western literature.

Whether you need an introduction, or if, like me, you've been doing something called "meditation" for many years, this book could well change your definition. As Mr. Von Deck makes clear from the start, it is for anyone with a desire for inner peace, from any spiritual tradition, who wishes for a fresh, holistic perspective on deep meditation techniques.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a meditation book? Look no more May 2, 2012
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This has to be one of the best books out there on meditation techniques. I am into these types of things and I find that meditation helps me get pass any obstacle in my life, no matter how big it is.

If you are practicing yoga and want to learn more about meditation and how to reach a deepeer level of self-awareness, this book is a must read. I started reading yoga books first, and after I finished Private Yoga Lessons: Yoga for Beginners. Yoga Poses For Beginners That Will Make Your Dog Go "What The...", this book caught my attention. I was glad I bought it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommend November 16, 2012
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I've been on Amazon for a long time, and this is the first time I've actually taken the time to write a review. Wow. This guy really knows his stuff. Many of the concepts I've heard touched on in guided audio meditations (for beginners) were clearly explained and expanded here, giving me the confidence to follow my intuition to the next level and into self-guided meditations. This book is going to be re-read and thoroughly enjoyed for years to come and I'm very glad I got the Kindle version of it because it would likely be my most dog-eared book otherwise. The other thing worth mentioning is that the author is very open-minded to all (peaceful, loving & humane) religions/philosophies so this book can be enjoyed by everyone from the most devoted Christians, to Buddhists, to Atheists and everyone in between. It's beautiful. At only 99 cents, it is an absolute STEAL!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on meditation May 25, 2014
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Meditation, according to author Tom Von Deck, is non-religious and crosses all faiths and continents. It’s all based on nature, and how you view the things in life. Take Pavlov’s salivating dog for example; you associate beds with sleep, so bedrooms may not be ideal. Avoid meditating at night, because meditation is meant to increase concentration, not drowsiness. The book starts with basic exercises for beginners, and progresses to higher levels of breathing and physical exercises.
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If you do the excercises then it is a way into deepening your meditation. Every day you have to give time to Sitting. Read more
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pas on training via this one
Way over my head. Have to be in to meditation etc. to motivate you to get this one.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Probably bess for beginners.
While this was enjoyably written, it was just not my cup of tea. I do think it would be of value to those new to meditation. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Oceanic Mind, a Meditation training course
It is a very easy to read book, with very doable exercises, It is a beginning before trying to engage i meditation groups
Published 20 months ago by Gracef
5.0 out of 5 stars Help me to slow down
This is something I started when my overseas duty was over. Helps me to cope with life and slow down the hectic pace
Published 23 months ago by Randy Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars inspiring book
This book has a lot of good information, and shares a lot of techniques and I think lots of people can learn how to relax and meditate.
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More About the Author

Tom Von Deck is a meditation trainer, stress management speaker, and author of Oceanic Mind - The Deeper Meditation Training Course and the Deeper Meditation Audio Course. He lives in Prescott, Arizona, USA.

Tom specializes in making meditation a much easier process for busy people and everyone else. He helps the beginner and advanced meditation practitioner discover the right strategies which fit the student's unique temperament, spiritual background, time schedule and lifestyle. Meditation is the art of falling in love. Falling in love depends on compatibility. Therefore, he emphasizes the development of customized meditation techniques and strategies so that the student is fully compatible with every aspect of his/her meditation practice.

Tom learned to meditate in the late 1980s at approximately age 12. Since then, he has studied with many teachers in many traditions. He has learned that meditation is a universal experience which transcends the politics of culture and religion. Meditation is the natural state of mind when the ego is not resisting experience.

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