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Here is one of the most practical guides to meditation. As a psychotherapist and researcher, Lawrence LeShan is more interested in the process and effects of meditation than the spiritual motivations. To LeShan, meditation means training the mind, and he likens it to physical exercise. Like a good trainer, he breaks down the different kinds of meditation into easy-to-learn steps and offers counsel about the best ways to go about it and the pitfalls you are likely to encounter. LeShan isn't pure vanilla, however. He wrote at a time (the early '70s) when meditation was still considered esoteric and strongly associated with the paranormal. Still, he keeps his feet on the ground and suggests that you do, too. Meditation, he says, helps get a new perspective on the world and to attain "an increased serenity and competence in being." If you are a beginning meditator, this perennial favorite is a good place to start. --Brian Bruya
"If you're just considering it, How To Meditate is recommended equipment for the first steps." --Hank Basayne, Association of Humanistic Psychology.See all Product Description
This book has some great sections in where you can learn new methods to meditate and the reasons why. I personally don't like the use of God everywhere. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Behdad J.
The condition of the outside of the book was unsatisfactory. I'd like to read it because I've heard its a good book. I haven't yet read it. Looking forward to it though.Published 13 months ago by kathryn
Leshan is a scientist who writes like a poet with the wisdom of a mystic and the pragmatism of an athletic coach.Published on Oct. 18 2003
As a person interested in experimenting with meditation but reluctant to delve into New Age nonsense, this book is exactly what I wanted. Read morePublished on June 18 2003
If you are initiating yourself in meditation, I think this is a great book for you. It teaches you how to do it, its effects, etc. Read morePublished on March 16 2002
If you are interested in buying just one book on meditation, this should be it. Very straight-forward, readable, and re-readable. An excellent value.Published on Jan. 8 2001
Although Lawrence LeShan has degrees from three universities, he writes with a simple, completely straightforward style. The first section is on the benefits of meditation. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2000 by Adam Khan
Leshan has written a book that presents some meditation exercises gathered from the tibetan, christian and other religions. The meditation techniques are valid and they do work. Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2000 by louis smith