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So, I’d really like to try out meditation…?

So lately I’ve been feeling like I’m letting life’s tiny stresses get to me, and I’d really like to try meditation. I have an appreciation for other cultures, I’m not religious and not looking to be. If you know of any good sites of books to check out that will teach me different forms of meditation and zen, etc. please share them with me, I’d really appreciate it. Thanks:)
As I stated, I’m not looking to get into any religion of any sort, please repsect that. And I’m very left-brained as well.

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There are lots. The book, “Meditation for Dummies” isn’t bad. Vipassana Buddhist teacher, Jack Kornfield’s, “A Path with Heart,” is very nice. Philip Kapleau’s, “Three Pillars of Zen” has been around a while now, but it’s pretty good for Zen meditation instructions. The Buddhists, you may know, aren’t particularly insistent that you “become” Buddhist; by and large their focus is on the practice, and a core element of “the practice” is meditation. I would very much recommend finding a practice group/ meditation teacher to confer with once you get started to answer any questions that come up. (Experiences in meditation,… Read more »

P'ang
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Zen meditation is really quite easy and requires no “religion” (you don’t need to adopt a creed or doctrine). It’s just a simple way of practicing every day.

Here’s a great, short video that describes nearly everything about how to practice Zen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csyCrcpDs58&feature=channel_page

If you practice every day, your life will flourish with kindness, creativity, generosity, and ease.

Best wishes on your path!

Everard J
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I wrote the following in response to a question about meditation some time ago. There maybe something in it for you. Meditation Don’t let people confuse you about the object of meditation. It’s simply the lengthening of the gaps between thoughts and slowing down the thoughts by NOT buying into their dramas. It may take some time before you can just ‘observe’ the thought and let it ‘float’ way into the ether. The mind is like a two year old – it wants ALL your attention ALL the time. Don’t fight it – go with the flow. Learn to ‘manage’… Read more »

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I use some guided mindful meditation CDs to help me meditate.

Errr, let me look them up… Second.

http://www.amazon.com/Guided-Mindfulness-Meditation-Jon-Kabat-Zinn/dp/1591793599

There found him. It’s a pretty good guided start. (I’m VERY left brain, so it’s not easy for me to meditate, but this works pretty darn well for me.)

Eleventy
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Eleventy

I’d recommend “8-Minute Meditations” by Victor Davich. I started meditating last year and that book seved as my very simple introduction.

Marcus W
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Marcus W

Here is a great overview

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theone78

It’s mind over matter — that’s all you need to know for all your situations and only God can give you wisdom or discernment !! God Bless —