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Commit to sit - tools for cultivating a meditation practice
Joan Duncan Oliver
Paperback / softback
Hay House
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This book brings together a broad range of
Buddhist meditative techniques that have appeared in the magazine over
the years. Contributors include some of the foremost voices in
contemporary Buddhism: Pema Chdrn starts our journey with an
Foreword. Lama Surya Das explores the definition of
meditation, while Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein lay out a 28-day
program for establishing a daily practice. Wherever you are on your
search, you will find plenty of guidance in this book. Learn about
insight meditation from Bhante Henepola Gunaratana and Sylvia Boorstein.
Or about zazen from Barry Magid and Martine Batchelor. Gil Fronsdal
offers instruction in metta (lovingkindness) meditation, while Judith
Simmer-Brown teaches tonglen, a Tibetan Buddhist practice for
cultivating compassion. We also learn about the crucial role the body
plays in meditation from S. N. Goenka, Reginald Ray, Wes Nisker, and
Cyndi Lee. We receive guidance on managing issues that arise in
meditation from Jon Kabat-Zinn, Christina Feldman, Matthieu Ricard, Pat
Enkyo O'Hara and others. And there are practices for bringing
mindfulness and compassion to daily life from Thubten Chodron, Sayadaw U
Tejaniya and Michael Carroll.

Though targeted to the reader who would like to begin meditating, this
collection also offers support and guidance to the experienced meditator
working to sustain a lifelong practice. This is a guide to meditative
practice for any seeker wishing to deepen their understanding of
themselves and their world.

Edited by Joan Duncan Oliver
Launched in 1991, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review is the most inclusive
and widely read vehicle for presenting Buddhist perspectives to a
Western audience. By remaining unaffiliated with any one teacher, sect
or lineage, Tricycle provides an independent forum for exploring
Buddhist teachings and practices, bringing Buddhist thinking to Western
disciplines, and establishing a dialogue between Buddhism and the
broader culture. This approach has enabled the magazine to attract
readers from all walks of life who wish to enrich their lives through a
deeper knowledge of Buddhist traditions.

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Joan Duncan Oliver is Tricycle's reviews editor and an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, O: the Oprah Magazine, Health, Shambhala Sun, and The Best Buddhist Writing 2005. Her books include Happiness; Good Karma; and, most recently, Coffee with the Buddha.
She has practiced Buddhist meditation for 30 years, studying with
teachers in the Zen, Vipassana, and Tibetan Buddhist traditions.

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Meditation - Buddhism.
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