Step-by-Step Instruction for Newcomers to Meditation
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- Discuss the art of beginning meditation through the awareness of the breath, body, thoughts and feelings.
- Practice presence and mindfulness through specific guided meditations.
- Utilize the qualities of kindness, understanding, patience and love in meditation.
- Analyze the process of opening to our difficulties as the path to freedom.
- Explain the Four Noble Truths in relationship to guided meditation practices.
Have you ever thought about trying meditation, but didn't know how to get started? On Meditation for Beginners, renowned teacher Jack Kornfield uses clear language and step-by-step guidance to show us how to start—and stick with—a daily meditation practice. From the basics of how to get started to dealing with distractions, this complete course introduces us to the Insight tradition of meditation that has helped practitioners throughout the ages cultivate profound inner calm and a lasting capacity for happiness.
Available in three formats, Meditation for Beginners offers us a variety of entry points into this life-changing practice. In the DVD edition, we join Jack in a live 99-minute session that brings you the experience of a meditation retreat in your living room. With the integrated book and CD, Jack shares teachings based on the original video program plus six guided practices on audio. The two-CD audio program distills the information from the DVD and integrated book-and-CD course, providing four guided meditations for those ready to dive right in to practice. Topics covered in each program include:
- How to use breathing, posture, and attention to enter the meditative state
- Simple and effective strategies for dealing with "busy brain," and other common challenges in meditation
- How meditation can help you deepen compassion, find healing through forgiveness, and dissolve your fear of death
- Four cornerstone meditations for your practice—from resting in the moment to experiencing lovingkindness, and more
With his gentle delivery and ability to translate ancient practices for modern audiences, Jack Kornfield has become one of the most accessible and sought-after teachers for helping first-time meditators get their start. Now you can begin to develop the foundational skills to start your practice immediately—and discover the life-changing power of meditation for yourself—with Meditation for Beginners.
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Review for Meditation for Beginners Review by Bruce Nerenberg
Everything was even better than imaged. (Posted on March 19, 2014)
Review for Meditation for Beginners Review by Adrienne O
Good lesson on meditation by Jack! (Posted on March 19, 2014)
Review for Meditation for Beginners Review by Margaret H
This was a gift to a young friend now starting on the meditation path. I'm not in a position to review or rate it just now. (Posted on July 8, 2013)
Review for Meditation for Beginners Review by Rod Roberts
It's okay, but not exactly what I expected. Some good insight though. Hasn't really helped me with meditation practices. (Posted on October 16, 2011)
Review for Meditation for Beginners Review by Adelmo Joseph Badell
I strongly recommend this DVD for anyone seeking the knowledge about what meditation is. Jack guides you step by step through the meditations and also provides fundamental information about the meditation process and its personal meaning. (Posted on May 22, 2011)
Review for Meditation for Beginners Review by Catherine
I have a video tape of Jack Kornfield's Mediation for Beginners. It has been the most meaningful / beautiful inspiration for learning about and practicing meditation that I have ever experienced. I am purchasing the DVD for my best friend. Do not hesitate to begin this journey of meditation and mindfulness. May you be filled with lovingkindness. (Posted on February 20, 2011)
|Contents||1 DVD (1 hour, 39 minutes)|
|Date Published||August 01, 2010|
|Dimensions||5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches|
|Contents||1 Video download (1 hour, 37 minutes)|
|Date Published||August 01, 2010|
|Contents||2 CE credits|
|Date Published||January 30, 2012|