Электронная книга: Stephan Bodian «Meditation For Dummies»

Meditation For Dummies

Take an inward journey for a happier, healthier life Meditation has been used for centuries to reduce stress, increase energy, and enhance overall health and well-being—so it's no wonder more and more people in today's fast-paced and stress-centric world are adopting this age-old practice. If you want to achieve a greater state of calmness, physical relaxation, and psychological balance, Meditation For Dummies is your life raft. Covering the latest research on the health benefits of meditation, this new edition explains in plain English how you can put meditation into practice today and start reaping the benefits of living a more mindful life. Whether you're new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner coming back for a refresher course, this plain-English guide provides a wealth of tips and techniques for sitting (or lying) down with your mind to meditate successfully. From preparing your body for meditation to focusing your awareness and being open to the present moment, it covers everything you need to put distractions to rest and open yourself up to a meditation practice that works for you. Provides the latest research on the causes of happiness and how meditation can improve your mood Includes a new chapter on the growing trend of meditation in the workplace Explains how meditation and other mindfulness practices have made their way into hospitals, schools, prison, and military groups Illustrates the benefits of taking time to consciously cultivate mindfulness through meditation If you're ready to find some zen and benefit from all meditation has to offer, this friendly guide sets you up for success.

Издательство: "John Wiley&Sons Limited (USD)"

ISBN: 9781119251187

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Stephan Bodian

Stephan Bodian is an instructor of meditation, yoga and Buddhism and a psychotherapist currently based in Dripping Springs, Texas. He is perhaps best known for authoring the " Meditation For Dummies" and co-authoring the "Buddhism for Dummies" installations of the For Dummies book series.


Bodian studied Asian philosophy as an undergrad at Columbia University and in graduate school at Stanford University. Bodian began practicing Zen in 1970 serving as a pupil of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi and Taizan Maezumi Roshi among others. Bodian also spent ten years of his life studying Advaita Vedanta with Jean Kleinamong. He was ordained a Zen monk in 1974 and went on to become the director of training at the Zen Center of Los Angeles.

In 1982 he gave up being a monk to pursue psychology. Bodian began writing during this time, serving as the editor-in-chief of the magazine Yoga Journal and as a contributing editor of . His writing has vaulted him gaining a larger presence, particularly "Meditation for Dummies" which has been met with much editorial acclaim, sales exceeding 125,000 copies and has been printed in English, Dutch, German, Italian, and French. His latest book "Wake Up Now" has also been met with much acclaim.

In addition to writing Bodian currently holds individual counseling sessions over the phone and heads meditations intensives and retreats, most notably his School for Awakening.


* " Timeless Visions, Healing Voices: Conversations With Men & Women of the Spirit" (1991)
* "Living Yoga" (with Georg Feuerstein) (1993)
*"Buddhism for Dummies" (with Jonathan Landaw) (2002)
*"The Sacred Mirror" (chapter: "Deconstructing the Self: The Uses of Inquiry in Nondual Psychotherapy") (2003)
*"Meditation for Dummies" (2006)
*"Wake Up Now: A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening" (2007)

External links

* [http://www.stephanbodian.org/ Official website]

Источник: Stephan Bodian

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