Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation (Hardcover)

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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 author of the bestselling "The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say "I Do."" She has been a guest on "Oprah", CNN, CBS's "Early Show", "Today "and has been featured in The "Wall Street Journal, " "Time, Modern Bride, O Magazine" and "Redbook". A trained meditation teacher, she lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781590305973
ISBN-10: 1590305973
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication Date: October 14th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English