A Gradual Awakening

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Religion - 192 pages
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In this intelligent, accessible work, acclaimed poet and meditation teacher Stephen Levine introduces readers to meditation. Filled with practical guidance and advice—as well as extensive personal recollections—A Gradual Awakening explains the value of meditation as a means of attaining awareness, and provides readers with extensive advice on how establish a practice. Drawing on his own personal experiences with and insights into vipassana meditation, Levine has crafted an inspiring book for anyone interested in deep personal growth.

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The author has taught meditation in the California prison system, where he met Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. He then began leading workshops with her. Kubler-Ross said of this work, "[It is] a simply and ... Read full review

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This is one of those books that I return to over the years - but even more so, it is one of those books I keep giving away, and buying again. Whenever I see a copy I buy it, because, I know I'll come ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stephen Levine was an American poet, author, and teacher best known for his work on death and dying. For over thirty years, Stephen—along with his wife Ondrea—provided emotional and spiritual support for those who were life-threatened, and for caregivers. He is one of a generation of pioneering teachers who, along with Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein, Ram Dass, and Sharon Salzberg, have made the teachings of Theravada Buddhism more widely available to students in the West. He is the author of A Gradual Awakening, Healing into Life and Death, Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings, and Who Dies?. Stephen Levine passed away in 2016 at the age of 78.

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