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The mind illuminated : a complete meditation guide integrating Buddhist wisdom and brain science

Author: John Yates; Jeremy Graves; Matthew Immergut
Publisher: New York, NY Touchstone, 2017. ©2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Touchstone trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Yates; Jeremy Graves; Matthew Immergut
ISBN: 9781501156984 1501156985
OCLC Number: 969395119
Description: xxvii, 484 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Culadasa (John Yates, PhD.) and Matthew Immergut, Ph.D., with Jeremy Graves.

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Providing step-by-step guidance for every stage of the meditation path, this uniquely comprehensive guide for a Western audience combines the wisdom from the teachings of the Buddha with the latest research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Clear and friendly, this in-depth practice manual builds on the nine-stage model of meditation originally articulated by the ancient Indian sage Asanga, crystallizing the entire meditative journey into 10 clearly-defined stages. The book also introduces a new and fascinating model of how the mind works, and uses illustrations and charts to help the reader work through each stage. This manual is an essential read for the beginner to the seasoned veteran of meditation and can be read from front to back, or used as a reference guide, choosing chapters as needed based on the current state of the reader s practice.

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