Minding Mind: A Course in Basic Meditation (Paperback)

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By Thomas 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 holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Praise For…

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

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