Beginner's Guide to Meditation

Version: Abridged
Author: Shinzen Young
Narrator: Shinzen Shinzen Young
Genres: Self Development
Publisher: Sounds True
Published In: January 2002
Length: 1 hour, 13 minutes
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What if scientists discovered a way to calm and clarify the mind ... transform fatigue into energy ... and even improve your health – all at the same time? They have: it's called meditation.

With The Beginner's Guide to Meditation, you will learn how to start using simple yet effective techniques – proven at medical centers and clinics worldwide to promote physical and emotional health. Respected teacher Shinzen Young explains how meditation works, what different methods offer, and guides you through specific practices that can radically improve the way you think, feel, work, and connect with others.

• Bring mental focus and inner calm to any situation
• Defuse stress and difficult emotions
• Includes a 3-part session to get you started right now

Reviews (2)

Back to Basics!

Written by Sharon English on June 14th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This was a good overview of meditation and some elementary steps. Need the next volumes now. I listened to it while walking at the beach which was a great setting. Is a good one to listen to if you need to get back into meditation---the reader's voice is pleasant.

Don't listen to this in your car

Written by Sanjay Singhal from Mississauga, ON on August 5th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I already knew as much about meditation as the first part of this CD imparts. And the 2nd part is a walk-through of how to actually meditate. Can't do it in the car. I only listen in the car. Plus, it put me to sleep. Maybe that's the point of meditation, but I didn't think so.

Author Details

Author Details

Young, Shinzen Shinzen

Shinzen Young is the founder of the Vipassana Support Institute and many other meditation centers around the country.

Young, Shinzen

Young is a meditation teacher and professor.