Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 4, 2012 - Self-Help - 448 pages
Find the practice that’s right for you with this exploration of the many paths of meditation—from mantra, prayer, singing, visualizations, and “just sitting” to movement meditations such as tai chi
 
“Everyone has experienced a moment of pure awareness. A moment without thinking ‘I am aware’ or ‘that is a tree.’ Such moments bring a sense of rightness, of clarity, of being at one. Such moments are the essence of meditation.”—Ram Dass
 
Ram Dass is an American psychologist and spiritual teacher who has studied and practiced meditation for many years. Here he shares his understanding and suggests how you can find methods suitable for you. He illuminates the stages and benefits of meditative practice, and provides wise and often humorous advice on overcoming difficulties along the way.
 

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I like Dass, but this just isn't one of his better books. He seems to repeat himself a lot. This was a required text for a RSc class I took. Read full review

Contents

Setting
26
Picking a Path
42
Finding Your
104
Losing Your
143
Getting Stuck
166
III
188
The Journey of Consciousness
208
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Ram Dass has served on the faculty at Stanford and Harvard Universities. In the 1960s, he traveled to India, where he met his guru. Since then, he has pursued a variety of spiritual practices, including guru kripa, devotional yoga, karma yoga, many forms of meditation, and Sufi and Jewish studies. Many of his books, including Be Here Now, are international bestsellers and classics of their kind.

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