Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

Paperback - 2010
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Wherever he goes, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asked to explain what meditation is, how it is done, and what it can achieve. In this elegant, authoritative, and entirely accessible book, he sets out to answer these questions. Although meditation is a lifelong process even for the wisest, Why Meditate? demonstrates that by practicing it on a daily basis we can change our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. In this brilliant short book and the accompanying audio download, Ricard talks us through the theory, spirituality, and practical aspects of meditation. He illustrates each stage of his teaching with examples, leading readers deeper into their own practice. Through his experience as a monk, his close reading of sacred texts, and his deep knowledge of the Buddhist masters, Ricard shows the significant benefits that meditation, based on selfless love and compassion, can bring to each of us.
Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, Inc., 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781401926632
Characteristics: 149 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 audio compact disk (4 3/4 in.).
Additional Contributors: Chödzin, Sherab


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Feb 02, 2012

It's worth start to regain peace in our daily tormented life and you can try listen to this guy, once a brilliant scientist in his country and he give up everything for becoming a Buddhist monk.


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