How to meditate;: A guide to self-discovery

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The new, revised and expanded, two-cassette edition of our classic bestseller

When Audio Renaissance first published the audio edition of How to Meditate in 1987 we knew it was an important book, but even we couldn’t guess so many people would want to hear it. Since then it has gone on to become not just one of our bestsellers, but one of the biggest audiobooks in the entire industry, with over 200,000 copies sold.

Lawrence LeShan is an absolute delight to listen to. He obviously loves his subject and knows more about it than just about anyone. Yet his no-nonsense explanations are like a breath of fresh air in contrast to all the pseudo-mystical baffle-gab that is so often associated with meditation tapes. You listen to LeShan and you come away thinking that it sounds like something you could do. More importantly, he makes it sound like something you would want to do.

How to Meditate offers a sympathetic initiation in the benefits of meditation and a description of the four distinctly different techniques: the path through the intellect, the path through the emotions, the route of the body, and the path of action.

How to Meditate is an audiobook that thousands have purchased and many will repurchase now that it’s offered in this expanded edition. This is the program that will attract new listeners who are looking for the very best way to introduce themselves to, or augment their knowledge of, the many benefits of this ancient discipline.

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Here is one of the most practical guides to meditation. As a psychotherapist and researcher, Lawrence LeShan is more interested in the process and effects of meditation than the spiritual motivations. To LeShan, meditation means training the mind, and he likens it to physical exercise. Like a good trainer, he breaks down the different kinds of meditation into easy-to-learn steps and offers counsel about the best ways to go about it and the pitfalls you are likely to encounter. LeShan isn't pure vanilla, however. He wrote at a time (the early '70s) when meditation was still considered esoteric and strongly associated with the paranormal. Still, he keeps his feet on the ground and suggests that you do, too. Meditation, he says, helps get a new perspective on the world and to attain "an increased serenity and competence in being." If you are a beginning meditator, this perennial favorite is a good place to start. --Brian Bruya

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This simple, straightforward yet powerful guide has ready helped hundreds of thousands of people reap the greatest rewards of meditation. Lawrence LeShan's easy-to-follow and realistic approach allows you to bring meditation effortlessly into your life, no matter how busy you are, or how great the demands on your time are. His specific programs and exercises provide proven, practical tools for you to begin your journey and explore the many revealing paths of meditation

"If you're just considering it, How To Meditate is recommended equipment for the first steps." --Hank Basayne, Association of Humanistic Psychology.

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