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How to Meditate on the Train [Kindle Edition]

Michael Pockley
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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A brief, simplified guide to meditation for those who have to commute by train. Readers will learn postures and techniques appropriate to travel by train, transforming their commute from an uncomfortable waste of time into a joyful opportunity for personal advance.

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About the Author

Thank you for visiting my page. It is kind of you to have shown such interest. I am ordained in the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism. (For those of you who are into such things, I am a 96th generation dharma heir of Shakyamuni Buddha, having been ordained by Koro Kaisan Miles into both the Order of the Boundless Way and the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun. My Japanese dharma name is Kaishin Inshu and my Chinese name is Yin Shi.) However, I'm not into such things. Either my book is helpful or unhelpful. The reviews will be a better guide to that than any robes I wear. I am, by profession, a school teacher and I have used that position to teach meditation to over a thousand children at various schools: thus there is a fair deal of experience behind the ideas in my book. I was also the resident priest at Kidlington Zendo, before moving to Africa. There I gave individual and group instruction in Nairobi and provided Zen outreach in rural Kenya. I am now based in a village outside Prague. There's no Zen scene out here, the Czechs being both conservative and suspicious of religion, but I would like to continue sharing what I have learnt - hence the publication of this book. It's not just a Rinzai Zen book - no sect has a monopoly on truth. In addition to my Rinzai experience, I have also received formal meditation training in the Taoist and Soto traditions and I'm qualified in ayurvedic massage. However, if this is all too oriental for you, please bear in mind that the methods in this book don't require you to believe or disbelieve anything. My sister is a very devout Christian preacher and she enjoyed coming to one of our retreats! I hope you find my book helpful. I know the techniques have changed my life, not in any "road to Damascus" way but subtly, such that one only notices later, when looking back at one's footprints in the sand.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 665 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zarathustra Books (9 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GN1OE6G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #457,134 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have two books available at the moment - a meditation guide and a bodice-ripper.

The meditation guide draws on what I have learned as a lineage holder in the Rinzai tradition of Zen Buddhism.

The bodice-ripper draws on my repeated enjoyment of the novels of Georgette Heyer. Having read them all just too many times, I thought it time to make my own contribution to the genre. (I was aiming to emulate one of her mature works - but my wife says it's more like "The Black Moth" .)

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5.0 out of 5 stars This was just what i needed!- and hoped for. 15 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I wasn't sure if this would be useful to me on my stressful / boring bus journeys to work.
However, it was just the ticket! - really well written and easy to read and do. Above all, it's really encouraged me on my meditation journey. Really good value. Thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This little helper is brilliant! 13 Nov. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Isn't it just amazing how the author found the much needed guide to something anyone can do on their train (bus) commute. It's easy to understand and easy to do. This will improve your health, mentally at least, and help you to get to work refreshed, as well as get you home without clinging on to work stuff. Fantastic! It should be in every handbag or manbag, handy to get out when you feel unsettled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, witty, very useful 26 Nov. 2013
This is such a lovely, very useful little meditation guide, easy to have in your pocket or handbag. The author's very individual personality shines through. You get an insight into various forms of Zen meditation, and - of course - especially, how to practice it during your commute (whether it's a train or a bus - does it matter?). He also inspires you to find your own personal way of practice. This is what we've all been waiting for (us meditation lovers).
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