This unique book-and-audio program brings together some of the country's most beloved meditation teachers. Each contributor presents a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided practice. "Quiet Mind" features:
- Sakyong Mipham on "shamatha," the practice of tranquillity
- Larry Rosenberg on "vipassana," the practice of clear seeing
- Edward Espe Brown on "zazen," the practice of freedom
- Sharon Salzberg on "metta," the practice of lovingkindness
- Judith Lief on" tonglen," the practice of transformation
- Tulku Thondup on healing the body and mind through meditation
- Yoga teacher Richard Faulds on the link between yoga and meditation
Includes a 78-minute CD.
About the Author
Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do" and the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life. Her latest book is The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. Piver teaches internationally on love, creativity, meditation, and spirituality for actual humans with relationships, jobs, deep yearnings, depressions, triumphs, bad hair days, and a multitude of ridiculously petty grievances. She teaches from personal experience. Piver has been a practicing Buddhist since 1995 and graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004. In 2011, she launched the Open Heart Project at susanpiver.com. Subscribers receive meditation instruction via video twice a week. It is free. Currently, close to 10000 people practice meditation together via the OHP. Piver has written for Body and Soul, SELF, Oprah magazine, Buddhadharma, and the Shambhala Sun and is regularly featured in the media, including appearances on Oprah, Today, The Tyra Banks show, CNN, and in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Money, and others.
Sakyong Mipham is the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala International, a network of meditation and retreat centers. He writes a regular column in the Shambhala Sun, he is the author of the best-selling Turning the Mind into an Ally, and he regularly offers retreats and workshops throughout the world. Sakyong Mipham is the eldest son of Chogyam Trungpa, who was instrumental in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He is also an avid marathon runner and golfer, and he has been named one of the thirty global visionaries of our time by Planet magazine.
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche, an esteemed author and teacher, was born in East Tibet and studied at the famed Dodrupchen Monastery. In 1958 he settled in India, where he taught at Indian universities for many years. He came to the United States in 1980 as a visiting scholar at Harvard University. For the past two decades he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, engaging in translation and writing on Tibetan Buddhism, particularly the Nyingma teachings, under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. Among his books are "The Healing Power of Mind, "which has been published in seventeen languages, and "Boundless Healing," in twelve languages.