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Title Secular meditation : 32 practices for cultivating inner peace, compassion, and joy / Rick Heller ; foreword by Greg Epstein.
Author Heller, Rick, 1954-
Publication Novato, California : New World Library, [2015]
Copyright date ©2015
Description xvi, 287 pages ; 22 cm
Call # 158.12 H
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-271) and index.
Contents Cultivating Love and Compassion -- Finding Inner Peace -- Cultivating Joy -- Additional Practices.
Summary "Many avoid meditation because of its religious trappings. But as bestselling atheist Sam Harris has recently written (in Waking Up), meditation is an age-old secular practice with numerous scientifically verified physical and psychological benefits. As longtime meditation teacher Rick Heller here shows, meditation's benefits extend beyond the personal to enrich relationship with others, with community, and with the world. Step-by-step instructions, personal stories, and provocative questions teach empathy for others, stress reduction and inner peace, and the kind of in-the-moment living that fosters appreciation for life and resilience in the face of adversity. Heller simplifies what is often found mysterious - "If you have ever loved or even liked another person, you have the prerequisites for learning kindness meditation" - and invites all to partake in "awe and wonder at the rich experience of being alive.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Meditation -- Psychological aspects.
Happiness.
Relaxation.
Secularism -- 21st century.
Happiness. (OCoLC)fst00951160
Meditation -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01015429
Relaxation. (OCoLC)fst01093613
Secularism. (OCoLC)fst01110732
2000 - 2099
Addl. Author Epstein, Greg M.
ISBN 9781608683697 (paperback) :
1608683699 (paperback)

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