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The Power of Meditation
A 28-Day Programme for Real Happiness
by Sharon Salzberg
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The Power of Meditation

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Publication Date 28/07/2011
ISBN 9781848504998

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Meditation helps us defuse stress, experience greater tranquility, find a sense of wholeness, strengthen our relationships and face our fears. Meditation helps sharpen focus, lower blood pressure, and reduce chronic pain. Meditation helps protect the brain against aging and improves our capacity for learning new things. And it's as easy as sitting down and taking a breath.

The Power of Meditation is the most effective, approachable guide to this transformative technique. Beginning with the simplest breathing and sitting techniques, Sharon Salzberg, distilling thirty years of teaching experience, shows how to start and maintain an effective meditation practice. With clear lessons on concentration, mindfulness and lovingkindness laid out on the book and CD, you'll see that transforming your life can be achieved in twenty minutes a day.

It's not religious. It's not navel-gazing. Meditation will help you engage in the world and will help you find resilience, peace, clarity and balance.

Praise for The Power of Meditation

“Wonderfully clear, remarkably accessible, warmhearted and wise. All you need to transform your life!”
—Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“Salzberg speaks from experience... an extraordinary teacher.”
O, the Oprah magazine

“I often suggest to my stressed-out patients that they meditate, but most don't know where to begin. Real Happiness is the perfect meditation prescription, with everything a first-timer could need.”
—Frank Lipman, MD, author of Spent?

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Sharon Salzberg is co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts. She has been a student of Buddhism since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is The Kindness Handbook (Sounds True, 2008). She is also the author of The Force of Kindness (Sounds True, 2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (Riverhead, 2002) and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Shambhala, 2002). For more information about Sharon, please visit her website: www.SharonSalzberg.com.