The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditative Experience

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The Meditative Mind is an essential Baedeker””a traveler's guide to the topography of the spirit””for every spiritual seeker. For the beginning meditator, the book provides a comprehensive, accessible overview of the different kinds of meditation, from Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Jewish, and Christian to Transcendental, Tantric, Kundalini, Tibetan Buddhist, Zen, and those developed by Gurdjieff and Krishnamurti, and introduces the reader to the basic elements of their practice. For the experienced meditator, Goleman explores the distinct levels of consciousness developed as a result of long-term application.
Updated with a new introduction by the author, The Meditative Mind is now available for the first time as an e-book! The Meditative Mind provides a comprehensive and easily accessed overview of meditative understanding in the world's major spiritual traditions including Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi, Jewish, Christian, and Zen practices.
For the beginning meditator, the book provides a unique overview of the different kinds of meditation and introduces the reader to the basic elements of their practice. For the experienced meditator, Dr. Goleman discusses the distinct levels of consciousness developed - and the subsequent benefits - as a result of long-term application.
Dr. Goleman also examines the various meditative traditions through the lens of cognitive psychology to highlight the connections between Eastern and Western psychological sciences.
Recent neuroscience research shows us that a regular meditation practice can have huge benefits: from better stress management to stronger immune systems. This ebook is a wonderful guide to start your practice.

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