Meditation for Life Paperback – 2 Aug 2001
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'Most beautifully produced and illustrated introduction to meditation...' -- Yoga & Health, October 2001
'Multi-layered, multi-faceted and redolent of living experience, it is a delight, an inspiration and a treasury of wisdom.' -- Caduceus, Winter 2001/02
'The amusing stories and incidents...throughout show how meditation can offer a new perspective on our everyday world.' -- Time Out, 26th September 2001
'a great new guide to different relaxation, breathing and meditation methods.' -- Now, 17th October 2001
About the Author
Martine Batchelor was born in France. She spent 10 years in a Korean monastery studying Zen Buddhism. She now works as a lecturer and spiritual counsellor at Gaia House in Devon and teaches at the Sharpham College of Buddhist Studies and Contemporary Enquiry. With her husband, Stephen, Martine leads meditation retreats worldwide. She has written many magazine articles on Buddhism and modern living.
Stephen Batchelor is a Buddhist teacher and the author of many books including the best-selling Buddhism Without Beliefs. He has been taking photographs throughout the world for the past 30 years.
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I have read this book cover to cover more than once, but I also dip in and out of it regularly. I always seem to find something - an anecdote, a practice, an observation - relevant to my current state of mind. It has also encouraged me to feel positive about my (sporadic) meditative practice - a very positive, generous-spirited book. The "guided meditation" pages are particularly useful.
The text is beautifully written and presented - it's a handsome book to look at as well as to read. The photographs - taken by Martine Batchelor's husband Stephen Batchelor - are a wonderful addition, subtly integrated with the text.
I suspect many people think of meditation as something rather dry and worthy, and in honesty a number of books on the subject do little to dispel this myth. "Meditation for Life" is different - it brings out the joys, pleasures and benefits and actually encourages the reader in a surprisingly dynamic way.
I've already bought a second copy as a present, and am sure this will not be the last I'll buy. Highly recommended.
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Delighted with my book. The condition was described as 'very good' but it was in beautiful condition. Delivery took a while but well worth the wait.Published 8 months ago by Steve Annett
I bought this book for a friend who claimed that she was unable to meditate because she could never clear her mind of trivia. Read morePublished on 29 Sept. 2013 by M. Michael Hardcastle