Why Meditate?

Why Meditate?

eBook - 2010
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
Why meditate? On what? And how ? In his latest book Why Meditate? --an instant bestseller in the author's native France-- Matthieu Ricard aims to answer these very questions.

As a molecular geneticist turned Buddhist monk, Ricard brings a wholly unique perspective to the practice of meditation. Often referred to as "the happiest man in the world," he advises us in the ways to imbue our lives with a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

In simple, clear language, Ricard walks readers through the theories and practicalities of meditation, demonstrating its many benefits in our modern world. He shows readers how to achieve emotional balance, enhance mindfulness, expand altruistic love, and develop a sense of inner calm; while also reducing anxiety, vulnerability to pain, and tendency toward depression and anger.

This enlightening book conflates the spiritual with the scientific, the transcendent with the pragmatic, and the Western world with Eastern wisdom. No matter what point of view you approach it from--whether that of personal transformation or physical health--meditation emerges as a prominent part of leading a balanced life.

In the accompanying 60-minute audio download, Ricard explores the concepts of freedom and self, expands on the benefits of meditation, and advises on the benefits of creating a regular meditative practice.
Publisher: Carlsbad, Calif. : Hay House, Inc., 2010.
ISBN: 9781401929350
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Chödzin, Sherab
OverDrive, Inc

Related Resources


Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
m
Mazicu
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.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at HPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top