Finding the Quiet Mind

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Quest Books, Oct 1, 1983 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 155 pages
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Finding the Quiet Mind is a practical approach to beginning meditation that will lead the reader step-by-step into finding more calmness and reaching inner resources of joy and power for daily life. It synthesizes teachings from both Eastern and Western philosophies in contemporary language appropriate for all modern readers, regardless of their religion or worldview, and assumes that most people can benefit from meditation without relying on an external teacher. Included are tips on body posture, breath, and mantras, as well as a chapter on mediating for the wellbeing of others. Author Robert Ellwood is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California.
 

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In Finding the Quiet Mind, Robert Ellwood presents a practical starting point for exploring the art of meditation. This isn't a complicated craft, but it's hardly easy. Nor will it be beneficial for ... Read full review

Contents

Getting Ready
24
Settling Down
44
Advanced Settling Down
67
When You Get There
88
Meditation and Your Life
102
Interpersonal Meditation
128
Meditating for Others
141
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Robert S. Ellwood is Professor Emeritus of Religion at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. He is the author of more than a dozen books on comparative religion, including "Introducing Religion: From Inside and Outside"; Many Peoples, Many Faiths: An Introduction to the Religious Life of Humankind"; and "The History and Future of Faith: Religion Past, Present, and to Come".

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