Minding Mind: A Course in Basic Meditation (Paperback)

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By Thomas F. Cleary (Translator)
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Some types of meditation are aimed at promoting a sense of confidence and well-being in everyday life, while other types focus on producing altered states of consciousness, transcending the world, or developing skills for serving other people. The instructions in this book focus on the highest type of all, "pure, clear meditation" a state of true objectivity that enables the practitioner to use all the other types of meditation freely and consciously, without becoming fixated or obsessed. "Minding Mind" is based on traditional texts by renowned teachers from various Buddhist schools of China, Japan, and Korea.

About the Author

Thomas Cleary is the translator of "Opening the Dragon Gate" by Chen Kaiguo and Zhen Shunchao and "The Story of Chinese Zen" by Nan Huai-Chin, as well as "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu, "The Book of Five Rings" by Miyamoto Musashi, "The Japanese Art of War," and dozens of other titles on martial philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, religion, and philosophy. He was born in 1949 and lives in Oakland, CA.

Praise For…

<p >"Clear and lively."—Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781590306857
ISBN-10: 1590306856
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Publication Date: February 10th, 2009
Pages: 129
Language: English