'This is a book that should be on every meditator's bookshelf' - Dr Jim Lockard
An accessible, insightful, user-friendly guide to meditation, perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy sustained and meaningful meditation practice
Meditation is an ancient practice that has brought peace and clarity to people from every time, culture and place. Its benefits - a sense of calm, greater knowledge of self, better health - are as appealing to the modern world as they were to the ancient. In this beginner's guide to meditation, author Patrick Harbula provides readers with everything they need to know in order to experience deep meditation.
Readers will learn:
- The history of meditation, both Eastern and Western
- The benefits of meditation for the mind, body, and spirit
- Different forms of meditation practice
- Supportive practices to enhance the benefits of meditation in daily living.
- Simple ways to begin meditation immediately, and more . . .
In addition, readers will also find simple techniques to deepen the meditation path for more experienced meditators. Meditation demystifies the often times intimidating world of meditation, providing the perfect starting point for anyone looking to cultivate a sense of peace in their life.
Meditation is a very simple process which can be done in many ways. Patrick Harbula provides a guide which can be read as a basic primer or as a deep dive into all things meditation. This is a book that should be on every meditator's bookshelf and be dogeared, marked up, and well-read
In Meditation Patrick Harbula offers perhaps the most inclusive explanation and application of meditation I have ever read. He has taken what is generally perceived as an Eastern practice and made it 'user-friendly' for the western mind. This is an exquisite and transparent handbook for anyone who seeks to explore the countless benefits found in a life grounded in meditation. I encourage you to allow Patrick to be your personal guide on the journey to the place you never really left - your oneness with Life. He knows - in real time - from whence he speaks
Patrick Harbula's presentation of a wide variety of meditation styles and techniques makes this book a unique presentation on the subject. Particularly insightful is the Helpful Hints section, which offers practical and cutting edge strategies for effortlessly stilling the mind. The Chapter on Supportive Spiritual Practices also makes this book a seminal and complete treatment for spiritual growth as well as user friendly tool for beginners and seasoned meditators alike
Patrick Harbula has created a beautiful introduction to the novice meditator. Using gentle humor, personal stories, and practical suggestions, he guides the reader through complex ideas such as enlightenment, spiritual bypass, dealing with expectations and sustaining an enjoyable and meaningful meditation practice
While explaining the deep, historical roots of meditation, Patrick makes the practice very accessible to the beginner and highly motivational for the long-time meditator. This is one of the most comprehensive books on Meditation available to us today. Benefits, approaches and specific practices are skillfully explained in his approachable, personal style, and I recommend it wholeheartedly
Encyclopedic in scope, this useful compendium is not just for newcomers on the spiritual path. Author Patrick Harbula covers every aspect of meditation from its history to its benefits to the how-tos of more than two dozen practices. A lifetime of experience with Eastern and Western contemplative traditions informs these pages, packed with useful tips on choosing a method, what to expect and establishing a daily practice. Meditation fundamentals like breathwork, mindfulness and visualization are explained in clear, accessible terms