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"The clearest, most practical, and inspiring guide on meditation I've ever read." —Joseph Bharat Cornell, meditation instructor, author Sharing Nature book series
This clear and concise bestseller guidebook contains everything you need to start your practice. With easy-to-follow instructions, meditation teacher Jyotish Novak demystifies meditation—presenting the essential techniques so that you can quickly grasp them.
How to Meditate has helped thousands to establish a regular meditation routine since it was first published in 1989. This newly revised edition includes a bonus chapter on scientific studies showing the benefits of meditation, plus all-new photographs and illustrations.
This newly revised edition includes a bonus chapter on scientific studies showing the benefits of meditation plus all-new photographs and illustrations.
Learn how to:
You'll also learn: secrets of the spinal centers (chakras); energy excercises; and yoga philosophy.
Jyotish Novak has been teaching meditation for 30 years and is currently the Spiritual Director of Ananda Sangha, one of the largest networks of intentional spiritual communities in the world.
Dimensions: 5½" x 6 7/8"
Details: Paperback, 199 pages
Author: Jyotish (John) Novak
"An indispensable aid that offers clear instruction for meditation."
—John P. Gorsuch, author of An Invitation to the Spiritual Journey
"For the person interested in learning about meditation, Novak's book offers a practical guide for the beginner, explaining the various techniques and postures in terminology the beginner can understand. Limiting the background to what the beginner needs to know, the author delves into the various stages of meditation, starting with relaxation, and the techniques used to achieve a relaxed state. Once attaining a relaxed state, the book looks at interiorization and the means of concentration on the goals of meditation, which are more spiritual than material. One of the final chapters deals with application of meditation to the practitioner's daily life. The 108-page book ends with some reference materials for those interested in pursuing the practice further, and is, all-in-all, a useful guide for the beginner."
—The Latrobe Bulletin
Jyotish (John) Novak has studied, practiced and taught meditation for over 30 years. He came onto the spiritual path when he met Swami Kriyananda in 1966. Jyotish was a founding member of Ananda Village in Nevada City, California in 1968. Ananda Village is dedicated to spreading the spirit of friendship, service and community throughout the world.
For its first ten years Jyotish served as General Manager of Ananda Village. He and his wife Devi started the first city ashram for Ananda in San Francisco in 1979. In 1984 Jyotish expanded Ananda's outreach and helped start the work in Europe. Jyotish currently serves as the Spiritual Director of Ananda worldwide
Today, over 800 people reside in six Ananda communities throughout the world. (Seattle, Palo Alto, Portland, Sacramento and Assisi, Italy). The European retreat and community located in Assisi, Italy, also serves Ananda meditation groups in Europe, Croatia, and Russia. Both the Nevada City and Assisi communities have world-renowned guest retreat facilities where thousands of visitors annually visit for renewal or instruction in many aspects of meditation, yoga, and the spiritual life.
He is the author of the best-selling book How to Meditate, 30 Day Essentials for Career, and 30 Day Essentials for Marriage. He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy TM and has three videos: Meditation Therapy for Stress & Change, Meditation Therapy for Relationships, and Meditation Therapy for Health & Healing. Jyotish, who holds a BA in psychology, has taught and lectured throughout the world.