Spiritual Paths And Their Meditation Techniques

Author: Nan Huai-Chin
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781452869360
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The different spiritual schools and religions of the world promote a variety of final objectives in their teachings. These final objectives can be as diverse as training you to achieve worldly predominance, an immortal physical body, a heavenly rebirth, more perfect and compassionate human behavior, samadhi attainments, a "reunion with God" or what's called "perfect and complete spiritual enlightenment." There are many possible different final objectives for spiritual practitioners. Most religions in the world also have their own special spiritual cultivation techniques. To make spiritual progress, you should know about these spiritual practices and meditation techniques as well as how to practice them correctly. If you truly expect any progress on the road of spirituality it is essential that you engage in some form of meditation practice rather than depend on ceremonies, rituals and religious rules of discipline for achievement. However, you must be able to differentiate between all the various meditation practices you might choose from as to their effectiveness, you must know what to expect from their successful application, and you must know how to practice them according to commonly recognized, non-denominational principles. Basically, you need to know how to practice spiritual techniques correctly, and must do so. This book will deeply delve into these matters and also examine the common errors that have typically developed in spiritual traditions over time. With a review of both Eastern and Western traditions along with their most powerful cultivation techniques, you will become equipped to avoid the same mistakes in your own spiritual practice and become able to resist through wisdom the most common falsities that tend to creep into these paths as they mature. The ultimate objective of this book is to enable you to engage in spiritual practice correctly and ultimately achieve some genuine stage of high spiritual attainment.

Meditation As A Path To God Realization A Study In The Spiritual Teachings Of Swani Prabhavananda And His Assessment Of Christian Spirituality

Author: C. Muppathyil
Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876524806
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This study on Meditation as a Path to God-realization is a modest attempt to under stand the idea-forces behind Hindu meditation as interpreted by Swami Prabbavananda. A study in his spiritual teachings will surely reveal the precious contents of Hindu meditation. An Indian Christian experience cannot disregard the salient features of Hindu meditation. The relative lack of study on Hindu-Christian meditation is an indication of the need for a new approach to Indian Christian thought. Within the Indian Church there is now a growing concern for dialogue with Hinduism. The consensus that there can be no fruitful dialogue based on doctrines alone is also growing. A dialogue with Hinduism demands a clear notion of its cardinal point of spirituality, namely meditation. It is with this hope that the present study is undertaken.

Twenty Five Doors To Meditation

Author: William Bodri
Editor: Weiser Books
ISBN: 1609252357
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Twenty-Five Doors to Meditation is the first guide to provide extensive, comprehensive, and detailed information about a variety of meditation methods. Together, William Bodri and Lee Shu-Mei make sense of that seemingly conflicting information that exists today regarding the path to spiritual enlightenment. Each meditation technique is fully described as is the interrelationship between the different paths to enlightenment. The authors show how Buddhist techniques can be explained through Taoist principles, Christian techniques through Hindu principles, and so on. Each meditation technique is designed to help you attain samadhi, the crux of spiritual development. The authors explore the scientific basis behind each technique, developmental stages of accomplishment, and each path's effectiveness for entering samadhi. Especially useful is an extensive list of recommended references for the further study of individual techniques. An indespensable book for individuals searching to find the meditation technique that is best for them.

The Mystery Of Life Love And Death

Author: M. A. A. Sudeshi Buddha
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ISBN: 9781637540312
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This book written by Maa Sudeshi Buddha is the result of her spiritual path and life experiences. It is an ocean of divine wisdom that will be extremely helpful to any seeker on the spiritual path. Meditation techniques especially bardo meditation are explained in great detail. There is practical information about the conscious, unconscious, and subconscious mind. The chapters on healing will benefit doctors, patients, and people in general and will shed light on self-healing with meditation. There are techniques given to transform sexual energy into divine energy by using methods of tantra. This book is a must-read for spiritual aspirants.

Meditation And Its Practices

Author: Swami Adiswarananda
Editor: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594731055
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Techniques explained by the masters--for today's spiritual seeker Meditation is designed to give you direct access to the spiritual. Whether it's through deep breathing during a busy day, listening to the quiet after turning off the car radio, chanting in prayer, or ten minutes of visualization exercises each morning, meditation takes many forms. But it is always a personal method of centering our spiritual self. Meditation has long been practiced in the Jewish community as a powerful tool to transcend words, personality, and ego and to directly experience the divine. Inspiring yet practical, this introduction to meditation from a Jewish perspective approaches it in a new and illuminating way: As it is personally practiced by today's most experienced Jewish meditators from around the world. A "how to" guide for both beginning and experienced meditators, Meditation from the Heart of Judaism will help you start meditating or help you enhance your practice. Meditation is a Jewish spiritual resource for today that can benefit people of all faiths and backgrounds--and help us add spiritual energy to our lives. Contributors include:

The Spiritual Novice

Author: Karen De Grenier
Editor: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608447154
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During this time of transition, many are being called to lay down their illusions and seek the light of their inner being. Perhaps you are one of these, and something mysterious within has prompted you to look for guidance. Here is a book that will speak directly to your experience. Guided by Madea, a spirit guide from the angelic realms, this book will inspire you to look deep within and see the true beauty of your own soul. There are no confusing philosophies to plow through, no diversions into someone else's experiences. Instead, you will find step-by-step guidance, daily verses for reflection and meditation, and exercises designed to lead you forward from wherever you are now. Each of us walks an individual spiritual path, nevertheless, certain steps and milestones are common to us all. The Spiritual Novice describes what you are likely to encounter along the way and: Clarifies how fear complicates and blocks unconditional love Provides practical ways to identify and release your fears Offers visual, sound, and body-based meditation techniques to fit your personal style Shows how to align with your true purpose and create the life you want As you begin the journey to find your true spiritual self, Madea's words and wisdom will touch your heart and give you the courage and knowledge to walk your spiritual path with awareness. The thoughts you think must be protected and nurtured with love, for they are what you become. - Madea

Light On The Path To Spiritual Perfection Book Iv

Author: Ray del Sole
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1447842340
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A Technique For Meditation

Author: Joseph Polansky
Editor: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 178099074X
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No matter what your religion or spiritual path, this no nonsense guide will lead you into the techniques for higher consciousness, health and happiness. It is only through meditation that we can access the deepest levels of the mind and spirit.

Paths To Liberation

Author: Robert E. Buswell
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Spiritual Autobiography And Meditation Handbook

Author: Emerson D. Brooking, Ph.D.
Editor: Panther Brook Spiritual Center
ISBN: 0615961754
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Introducing the Serenity Meditation. In 1985, while visiting Chaing Mai in northern Thailand, the author asks a monk to teach him meditation. The monk replies that he cannot, but his teacher might. His teacher is Chief Priest of Sanpatong. No farang (foreigner of European descent) had ever asked him to teach meditation, yet he readily agrees to teach the author. He speaks no English. During the next month, using the monk as interpreter, he diligently teaches the Serenity Meditation. Initiation into the Serenity Meditation immediately propels the author on a most magnificent journey, transforming his life and consciousness. His drug addiction evaporates and he harvests other fruits of the spirit – a loving, compassionate heart filled with peace and joy. This book chronicles his journey along the spiritual path. It is the journey from identifying himself as a separate body-mind-personality self to experiencing his essential Self as an expression of Infinite Consciousness-Existence. This Spiritual Autobiography and Meditation Handbook describes how he gradually explores layer, beneath layer, beneath layer of his mind and being – sometimes referred as “peeling the onion.” Over the years, the author’s meditation practice has proven to be divine psychotherapy. In these pages, he shares how he learns to move from the False Self (the self developed in his own likeness rather than in the likeness of God) to the True Self (the image of God in which every human being is created). It has been, and continues to be, a journey teaching him how to relax and learn to “let go and let God.” Spiritual Autobiography and Meditation Handbook is also a manual. It contains sufficient information and techniques to allow the reader to begin or deepen a personal meditation practice. Through God’s grace, this intensive meditation practice may lead serious truth seekers to Self- and God- realization. Meditation is a relaxed, focused, uninterrupted awareness. RELAXED AWARENESS Meditation requires the ability to “let go and let God.” If you are unable to relax, deep meditation is unlikely. (Capital letters refer to headings in the Table of Contents.) Probably the easiest way to relax is to focus on belly breathing. The DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING EXERCISE is a good introduction. If you are a chest breather and have difficulty breathing into your belly, lie in THE CROCODILE POSTURE. This posture will teach you the appropriate muscles to use to breathe diaphragmatically. When you are a proficient belly breather, then master Three Part Breathing (Deergha Swaasam) described by Swami Satchidananda in his article THE BREATH OF LIFE. PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION and AUTOGENIC TRAINING INSTRUCTIONS provide you with a powerful entry into deep relaxation. THERMAL BIOFEEDBACK and ELECTRODERMAL BIOFEEDBACK will help you. Begin your meditation/prayer practice with ALTERNATE NOSTRIL BREATHING. [If your nose is congested, do a NETI (NASAL) WASH first.] FOCUSED AWARENESS SERENITY MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS (VIPASSANA) MEDITATION INSTRUCTIONS are clearly written and include folks you can contact if you have any questions. Mantra meditation (FOCUS WORD OR PHRASE), THE METHOD OF CHRISTIAN CENTERING PRAYER, Kriya Pranayama Meditation, and the TECHINIQUE OF PRIMORDIAL SOUND AND LIGHT CONTEMPLATION are all simple, but powerful, meditation techniques. UNINTERRUPTED AWARENESS For most folks, to achieve “uninterrupted awareness” requires a great deal of practice. The mind is like a wild, drunken monkey trapped in a cage. To tame it requires a lot of loving patience. The author has now been meditating for almost thirty years, and there still are days that he experiences “monkey mind.” When he reminds himself that God loves him just as he is, he is encouraged and continues his practice. To be successful in meditation/prayer usually requires consistent effort, determination, and practice over a long period of time. It also requires you to develop a strong moral foundation. YOGA PHILOSOPHY, INTEGRAL YOGA® and RAJA YOGA: THE YOGA OF MEDITATION expound this truth. Until you live a virtuous life, success in meditation/prayer is doubtful. How does one who covets, lies, cheats, steals, kills, and engages in sexual misconduct quiet the mind? That mind will always be agitated! You may learn powerful meditation techniques but your life and consciousness will not be transformed. You will never harvest the fruits of the spirit – a loving, compassionate heart filled with peace and joy. Remember, meditation/prayer is not about getting high; it is not about bliss. Often, the author has to remind himself not to be too satisfied resting in Bliss-consciousness. As much as he loves it, that is not his goal. Rather, his goal is Self- and God-realization. The author once asked Roy Eugene Davis, his guru (teacher), how he could become fully Self- and God-realized. Roy laughed and said that he wished he could tell the author but he could not. Then he gently explained that is a path the author had to discover for himself. You, too, will have to discover the path for yourself. The author wishes you God speed on this very special journey and stands ready to assist you in any way that he can.

Running The Spiritual Path

Author: Roger Joslin
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466852798
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A compelling and inspiring guide to making running a spiritual sport Imagine achieving physical fitness and spiritual growth simultaneously. Roger Joslin's step by step program is an engaging exploration of his conviction that spiritual well being is as likely to happen while running along the trails of a favorite park as it is within the more traditional settings of neighborhood churches, synagogues, or mosques. Through awareness, chants and visualization, and through attention to the most evident aspects of the present moment--the weather, pain, or breathing--the simple run can become the basis for a profound spiritual practice. In Running the Spiritual Path Roger Joslin combines the insights gathered from thirty years of running, with a personal spiritual journey that is guiding him to the priesthood. While drawing from and exhibiting an abiding respect for the traditions and sacred practices of the world's great religions, the author describes a heretofore-unexplored method of sacred running, of bringing meditation and a prayerful communion to the running trail.

Light Upon Light

Author: Andrew Vidich
Editor: Elite Books
ISBN: 1600700594
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Light Upon Light is a book to touch the heart, and awaken the spirit. It takes the lives of some of the great spiritual masters of the last millennium, from Rumi, to twentieth century saint Darshan Singh, and illuminates their inner quests. More than simply biography, Light Upon Light delves into their perceptions of the world, the innermost workings of their minds, and the life incidents that led them to enlightenment. In this sense Light Upon Light is not about the spiritual path; it is designed to take the reader and carry them into the spiritual path, and perceive the wisdom of the masters from within. While author Andrew Vidich PhD has exemplary academic credentials, he writes from the heart, and calls the reader to a direct experience, a "felt sense" of the core of these masters' teachings. He also emphasizes meditation as the universal constant taught by all masters, and has provocative exercises in each chapter to stimulate self-reflection, contemplation, and to give the reader experience of practical meditation techniques. This is a book to be treasured by both long-time spiritual students, and those new to the great masters of the path.

Yoga Journal

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For more than 30 years, Yoga Journal has been helping readers achieve the balance and well-being they seek in their everyday lives. With every issue,Yoga Journal strives to inform and empower readers to make lifestyle choices that are healthy for their bodies and minds. We are dedicated to providing in-depth, thoughtful editorial on topics such as yoga, food, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel, and fashion and beauty.

Meditation Case Studies

Author: William Bodri
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ISBN: 9780998076454
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Discover the proper explanations behind why people experience different phenomena on the spiritual path such as hearing voice, seeing visions, feeling sensations of warm and cold, and having colorful dreams. Go through case studies of various meditators to interpret the reasons behind their spiritual experiences.

Meditation For Beginners

Author: Stephanie Clement
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 0738723908
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Some people think meditation is something that takes years to learn. The truth is, it's a very natural state of awareness that can be developed in just a few minutes each day. The benefits of meditation are infinite! Develop concentration Learn to focus your attention Relax your body and mind quickly and easily Release fears Increase your health and wellness Exchange old habits for new ones Identify personal goals and aspirations Discover which meditation method works best for you 2003 COVR Award Winner (Best Alternative Health Book)

The Spiritual Path To Complete Fulfilment

Author: Philip Harris
Editor: Michelle Anderson Publishing
ISBN: 9780855722289
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How To Raise Your Vibration And Strengthen Your Intuition

Author: Wendy Kay
Editor: Oralin
ISBN: 1894968174
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Learn a simple meditation technique that strengthens your intuition and raises your spiritual vibration for improved communication with those in Spirit. Gain an understanding of your spiritual body and the role it plays in that communication. Wendy puts you at ease by describing what you should expect to see and feel when practicing this technique. She uses easy to read explanations and step-by-step techniques. No experience is necessary. Whether you are just beginning to walk a spiritual path or have already been walking it for a while, you need to have a solid foundation for your continued spiritual and psychic development. Wendy Kay has studied and researched the path of psychic development and communicating with Spirit for over 25 years. Make sure that you have the basics so you can get the most from your work with Spirit.

Tantra Meditation For Partners

Author: Shiva Girish
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ISBN: 9781310951756
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The "Tantra for Couples" contains a valuable guide to assist partners to enlighten and enhance their relationship, unveil the mysteries of Love, Intimacy, Ecstasy and Divine Sexuality. This book was manual for chakra tantra meditation workshops and training, Limited Offer this E-book Available till September 2016 only.In Tantra men and women can meet each other through a divine journey of rising upwards from Root Chakra to Crown Chakra. It is the union between the two polarities of the Masculine and the Feminine side of the universe. It is not only a physical union, in fact it is even more on an emotional, psychological and spiritual level.This book provides you with a background about the subtle body, the nadis and detailed information on the seven energy centers (chakras). It contains proper guidelines what to do and what not to do, along with common sitting Asanas, Bandhas, Mudras. It introduces you to basic but profound tantric techniques like Partner Chakra Tantra Breathing, that will open, heal and balance and connect the chakras.The techniques in this book have been practiced successfully by tantric masters and practitioners all over the world. As a result, they experience their relationships to overflow with gratitude, trust, love, and respect. The deep understanding of another leads to support, fluid communication, the expansion of the sexual union as well as the potential to explore deeper dimensions of ecstasy and harmony.This book is designed to meet the needs of people in the modern world, as well as beginners, right through to those people who have been on a spiritual path for a long time, as a manual to guide them in their path of self transformation in daily lives.Shiva Girish started his spiritual journey after leaving his home town in India ten years ago. Inspired by the ancient teachings of Vigyan Bhairav Tantra and Tantra Yoga, he has been conducting classes, workshops and training in various parts of India and abroad for the last four years."Tantra for Couples" surely has the potential to transform anybody emotionally, mentally, physically, psychologically and spiritually is it is a journey into consciousness through the seven chakras. It is up to your own openness, commitment and willingness to further deepen your practice so that you may achieve all of your dreams, desires and wishes in this life.

Yoga

Author: Daren Callahan
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786431628
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Millions of people practice some form of yoga, but they often do so without a clear understanding of its history, traditions, and purposes. This comprehensive bibliography, designed to assist researchers, practitioners, and general readers in navigating the extensive yoga literature, lists and comments upon English-language yoga texts published since 1981. It includes entries for more than 2,400 scholarly as well as popular works, manuals, original Sanskrit source text translations, conference proceedings, doctoral dissertations, and master's theses. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author for easy access, while thorough author, title, and subject indexes will help readers find books of interest.

The Four Yogas

Author: Swami Adiswarananda
Editor: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594731438
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An accessible and comprehensive guide to the message and practice of each of the four Yogas as well as philosophy and psychology, preparatory practices, common obstacles and ways to overcome them as you seek to realize the goal of Self-knowledge.