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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of those books....
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...
Published on 13 July 2004

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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. The second half is a directory of organisations that are associated with the practices.
The long intro is very good, as is much of what follows in the first half of the book BUT what I found missing was good-enough descriptions of the effects...
Published on 13 Oct 2002 by A. Mutimer


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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
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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
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
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Practical Approach to Meditation Ever Written!, 2 Sep 1998
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Want to meditate and don't know where to start? Read this!, 16 April 1997
By A Customer
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book for beginning meditators around the world., 14 Feb 1999
By A Customer
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
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
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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
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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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down!, 11 Jan 1998
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I was amazed by the different techniques he suggests in the book. It has been a great help in living my life. You should read it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have given away 5 copies of this book, I keep rereadng it., 27 Jun 1998
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I wish everyone could have it, and read it at their leisure. If you would like to give someone a gift, consider this book.
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