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Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook [Kindle Edition]

Ram Dass , Daniel Goleman , Dwarkanath Bonner , Dale Borglum , Vincent Piazza
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ram Dass is an American psychologist and spiritual teacher who has studied and practiced meditation for many years.  Here he shares his understanding and explores the many paths of meditation--from mantra, prayer, singing, visualizations, and "just sitting" to movement meditations such as tai chi--and suggests how you can find methods suitable for you.  He illuminates the stages and benefits of meditative practice, and provides wise and often humorous advice on overcoming difficulties along the way.


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A revised edition of this book in which Dass shares his understanding and explores the many paths of meditation, from mantra, prayer, singing and visualisation, and suggests how the reader can find a suitable method for themselves.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2800 KB
  • Print Length: 444 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009I87RRO
  • Publisher: Bantam (4 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L7R2EI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #88,093 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those books.... 13 July 2004
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
There are some books which, as soon as you pick them up, just speak to you. For me, this is one of them. From the first page the tone, the style, the content are just wonderfully understated and full of wisdom that makes me hunger for more of the life that he describes.
As a UK purchaser, the second half of the book with its directory of North American meditation centres is not that useful, but the first half is so good that this is a small quibble.
Buy, read, digest, enjoy.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Meditation in itself 15 Oct. 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book as a form of meditation. The pace, the language, even the mandalas and other drawings can be used as tools to launch onesself into the deeper life. Best read or listened to during the morning commute to set a good tone for the rest of a hectic day.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Journey of Awakening: A Meditatior's Guidebood by Ram Dass was a complete surprise to me. I had been looking all over for a book that gave you meditation techniques rather than places to go and pay to learn meditation. This was the first such book I found. Since I found it in the New Age section of the bookstore I expected to be weeding through a lot of mumbo jumbo and new age nonsense. Instead I found it to be a very practical guide to meditation techniques.
I was also pleased to discover that it taught how to use meditation within several religious practices including Muslim, Christian and Judism as well as Eastern traditions. This makes this book appealing to persons of any faith.
At the end of the book there is a listing of places around the country where you can go if you want more instruction or group meditation. But it is not neccessary as the book is a complete guide to meditation.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ram Dass leads you on your meditation path,
as he simplifies the method for you.
Interjecting quotes from poems, scriptures,
and wise zen sayings, Ram Dass pulls from
wisdom and faith to help you along your journey.
An especially helpful chapter on learning mantras,
and the value in repeating mantras.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
You'll learn the different strategies for doing meditation.
If you're a beginner, you'll like the different types of meditation you can do.
Good primer on meditation.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have given away over a dozen copies so far. 1 Oct. 1998
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I love this book. It covers meditation from the ground up. It lays the groundwork for a good meditation practice, then shows us many paths we may choose to enhanced our practice depending on our personal interests. The many well placed quotes also have led me to many other great books. Ram Dass has a wit and charm that brings a lightness to the topic.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An experience in disillusionment 20 July 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When you don't happen to have a teacher on hand this book will answer most questions that come up on the path through the jungle of the mind. It helped me get in touch with much that I had forgotten. Anyone who meditates or has the intention to meditate will love this book.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah, yeah, what he said... ;) 12 Jun. 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
All the reviews here are right on target. This book states some HUGE truths in a very simple, elegant manner. The talk about the ego and the mind chatter echos A Course in Miracles, Hiduism, and probably many other spiritual paths. His understanding of the human mind in general and meditation in particular drips from the page. I especially like that he doesn't "sell" one particular style of meditation but gives a fair introduction to all. Many roads, same destination. A must read for both the interested and the experienced.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant book.
Published 1 month ago by christine bradly
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing. Of over 400 pages only 221 are about ...
Disappointing. Of over 400 pages only 221 are about learning to meditate - the reminder are a directory of retreats, etc in North America. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jane H-J
1.0 out of 5 stars A waste of time!!!
Two or three liners written is English - apparently!!! Couldn't get on with his use of language here. Strange, love his other writings!!
Published 6 months ago by Miranda C
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
fine
Published 6 months ago by P. Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Ram Dass; forget the beads and long hair and jetta - this is a man of...
I won't preach, but this man and the portals of truth and simplicity he reveals simply changed my life when it needed changing.

Perhaps he can help you too?
Published 19 months ago by Neogoonhead
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This is one of, if not the best meditation related books that I have read, and i have read many. It looks at meditation from the view of many faith groups and also outside of any... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Andrew J. Bennett
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny, helpfull and positive!
Ram Dass helped me get a better understanding of what meditation really is and how not to take myself too seriously.
Published on 5 Dec. 2006 by Kate Bazilevsky
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite good enough
This book is in two halves. The first part is a description of the core problem and the utility of meditation in solving it. Read more
Published on 13 Oct. 2002 by A. Mutimer
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