Evolving Dharma : Meditation, Buddhism, and the Next Generation of Enlightenment
by Jay Michaelson
Evolving Dharma is the definitive guide to the meditation revolution. Fearless, unorthodox, and irreverent scholar and activist Jay Michaelson shows how meditation and mindfulness have moved from ashrams and self-help groups to classrooms and hospitals, and offers unusually straight talk about the "Big E"-- enlightenment. Michaelson introduces us to maverick brainhackers, postmodern Buddhist monks, and cutting-edge neuroscientists and shares his own stories of months-long silent retreats, powerful mystical experiences, and many pitfalls along the way. Evolving Dharma is a must-read for the next-generation meditator, the spiritually cynical, and the curious adventurer in all of us.
Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness
by Susan L. Smalley
Provides both a scientific explanation for how mindfulness positively and powerfully affects the brain and the body as well as practical guidance to develop both a practice and mindfulness in daily living, not only through meditation but also during daily experiences, such as waiting in line at the supermarket, exercising, or facing difficult news.
Kundalini Meditation: The Path to Personal Transformation and Creativity
by Kathryn McCusker
Kundalini meditation unleashes the life force that exists in us all, allowing it to flow through each of the seven chakras. It's a practice that awakens our inspiration and insight; allays destructive anxieties and doubts; and helps us feel at one with the divine. This enlightening guide shows, in guided stages, how to become aware of the energy channels running along the spinal cord and which purification rituals, poses, positions, and breathing exercises open you up. Special guided meditations target common problems such as depression and anger.
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment--and Your Life
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Here, the teacher, scientist, and clinician who first demonstrated the benefits of mindfulness within mainstream Western medicine offers a book that you can use in three unique ways; as a collection of reflections and practices to be opened and explored at random; as an illuminating and engaging start-to-finish read; or as an unfolding 'lesson-a-day' primer on mindfulness practice.
The Meditation Handbook: The Practical Guide to Eastern and Western Meditation Techniques
by David Fontana
Meditation balances psychological well being and physical health to promote inner peace. The Meditation Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of both modern and traditional techniques used to arrive at this state of personal harmony. Written in accessible language, this practical guide covers it all: relaxation and dealing with daily stress; attaining greater concentration and awareness; achieving self-discovery and self-acceptance; and spiritual development. A final chapter discusses the nature of enlightenment and the mysteries of life and death. Whether you're just curious or looking to expand your established routine, here you will find the essential details necessary to continue your quest.