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The Meditation Bible: Godsfield Bibles [Paperback]

Madonna Gauding
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6 July 2009 Godsfield Bibles

The definitive guide to meditation!

The Meditation Bible features 140 step-by-step techniques drawn from a variety of spiritual traditions, both Eastern and Western. Here you will find meditations for calming and centring, living mindfully, developing love and compassion, solving problems, manifesting your dreams and connecting with the Divine. There's also advice on meditation postures, creating a sacred space and establishing a daily meditation practice. Whether you are a beginner or have been meditating for some time, this practical handbook will help you to use meditation for healing, stress relief, personal exploration and spiritual growth.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Godsfield Press (6 July 2009)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1841813664
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841813660
  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 16.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Details the benefits of meditation and how to get the most from your practice Provides meditations for stress releif, healing and problem-solving The benefits of every meditation are fully explained

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Madonna Gauding has been a student of Buddhism for over 12 years and is a practitioner of martial arts. She is the author of The Meditation Bible, World Mandalas and Working with Meditation.

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A recipe book for meditators 31 Jan 2011
The Meditation Bible is perfect for someone like me, who wants to explore the benefits of meditation without subscribing to Buddhism or any other belief system. Gauding gives a brief introduction to posture, basic breathing exercises etc - but the vast majority of the book is a sort of recipe book for meditation. Each section gives a series of meditations with very practical applications. Coming out of a relationship? Preparing for surgery? Just wanting to enjoy the outdoors, or calm down after a busy day at work? There is a meditation here for you, explained with great clarity.

I had wanted to try meditation for a while, but was put off by the books that tell me to visualise my chakra colours glowing, or to meditate upon the kindness of the Buddha etc. This book is a much more secular affair. If you are drawn to Eastern spirituality, then a handful of these meditations do touch on it - using a mandala or meditating on the Buddha - but this is intended as a sort of handbook, and the author explains that she doesn't expect every meditation to suit everyone.

I bought this with The Meditation Experience by the same author, which is perhaps a better choice if you are new to meditation. The Meditation Experience takes you through the basics of breathing, body scan and posture in a non-hectoring, but very useful way. It also comes with a CD which I found helpful. The two books together form a really accessible, secular meditation course free of the Eastern jargon that can sometimes be off-putting.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very handy 28 Jun 2013
By Culture Enthusiast TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This little book is very handy if like me you want to learn how to meditate and the different types of meditation. I appreciate that this book is not focused on the spiritual side of this practice as in the past I have purchased books that were more about the spiritualism than meditation itself. I also liked that unlike other books it does not talk only about one type of meditation (focusing), but also about other three types (thinking, visualising and experiencing).
It is very well written, the explanations are easy to implement and it is very comprehensive. 4 stars as it would be great if it came with a CD. However, after purchasing this book I have found out that the author has published another book on meditation with a CD, which I may buy. If you are a beginner this book is a great introduction to meditation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 24 July 2012
By Lucy
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Being a beginner, I have recently received this book and I am not disappointed. It definately pays to take onboard existing reviews as well, and you won't go far wrong.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Jewels
Great book with many examples of different types of meditation. Easy to follow, simple steps with good instruction and information.
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3.0 out of 5 stars its ok... 9 Jan 2007
If you are looking for something that is incredably basic then this is for you, its good for quick fix solutions but nothing that is going to change your life. If you want something deeper with insight, something for the long term that will make a difference then look elsewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Presents 16 Mar 2014
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Brought them as presents to help with stress, I have had the same bible for along time now and use for references
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By L.
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Contains ideas for contemplative practices. Useful to question oneself and contemplate on some daily issues, can be done anytime to any length and in any situation; nevertheless nothing that would lead to knowledge, insight or enlightenment.

If you already meditate (whether it's insight, mindfulness, yogic meditation practices etc - whichever style) there is nothing for you.

If you don't meditate but have trouble in daily life and want to spend 3 minutes to calm down a bit and to contemplate on a problem then you might find a question or two to ponder upon.
This book won't lead you to meditation though ... Look for Jack Kornfield or Sally Kempton or any other more knowledgeable persons writings for meditation practice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does the trick 1 Jan 2014
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I needed to relax from the stresses of the year and this helped me relax I kept falling asleep. Had seen it mentioned in daily mail article so thought I would take a look. Gld that I did
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy reader.
Not exceptionally capitivating but clear and to the point. A good starting point for those who know nothing about meditation. Can be used effectively in working in a group.
Published 8 months ago by S M Copeland
3.0 out of 5 stars Length of meditations
I take development circle and would not use these in any of my sessions. They would not lend themselves for use and discussion.
Published 14 months ago by Marion Jean Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful
I had this book as a library book, but i couldnt bear to give it back, in the end I had to buy this as i cant be without it
Published 14 months ago by jacqui anders
5.0 out of 5 stars Meditate On This
THE MEDITATION BIBLE is A Great Book For Sourcing Information On 'How To' Meditate.
Its a Mini Book with 400 Pages that includes colour pictures/photo's. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Cruella
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully produced book for coping with the modern world.
I have struggled for years with meditation and usually give up but this beautifully edited and illustrated book was like turning on a light bulb. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Rosie
4.0 out of 5 stars Meditation Bible
Lots of different exercises to try, to explore, spiritual practices and decide, which ones suit the individual. Explained well in a simple user friendly way.
Published 15 months ago by denise carter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
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Published 17 months ago by CoBull
5.0 out of 5 stars Impressed
Bought as a present, it arrived quickly, it was well put together and has been used extensively. A good buy.
Published 17 months ago by Doug Pescod
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