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The Art of Meditation - Matthieu Ricard


Published: 1st December 2011
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An international bestseller, this new paperback is an elegant and inspiring short guide to the art of meditation: another instant classic from the bestselling author of The Art of Happiness.

Wherever he goes, Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is asked to explain what meditation is, how it is done and what it can achieve. In this authoritative and inspiring book, he sets out to answer these questions. Matthieu Ricard shows that practising meditation can change our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. He talks us through its theory, spirituality and practical aspects of deep contemplation and illustrates each stage of his teaching with examples.

Through his experience as a monk, his close reading of sacred texts and his deep knowledge of the Buddhist masters, Matthieu Ricard reveals the significant benefits that meditation - based on selfless love and compassion - can bring to each of us.

About The Author

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving France to study Buddhism in the Himalayas thirty-seven years ago. He is also a bestselling author, translator and photographer, and an active participant in current scientific research on the effects of medication on the brain. He lives in Tibet and Nepal and is involved in humanitarian projects in both these countries.



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Clear explanation and directions for Mindfulness meditation


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    This book provides a clear explanation of the benefits of Mindfulness meditation. The writer gives easy to understand directions for meditation and some possible scripts and routines to follow. It will be helpful if you are struggling to get meditation into your life.

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    ISBN: 9780857892744
    ISBN-10: 0857892746
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 208
    Published: 1st December 2011
    Publisher: Atlantic Books
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 12.9  x 1.6
    Weight (kg): 0.19
    Edition Number: 1