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The meditative mind : the varieties of meditative experience

Author: Daniel Goleman
Publisher: Los Angeles : J.P. Tarcher, Inc. ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looks at Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Sufi, and Zen meditation, explains how to prepare the mind for meditation, and discusses the psychological aspects of altered mental states.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Goleman
ISBN: 0874774632 9780874774634
OCLC Number: 16900758
Notes: Updated ed. of: The varieties of the meditative experience. c1977.
Description: xxiv, 214 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one: The Visuddhimaggi: a map for inner space: Preparation for meditation --
The path of concentration --
The path of insight --
Part two: Meditation paths: a survey: Hindu Bhakti --
Jewish Kabbalah --
Christian Hesychasm --
Sufism --
Transcendental meditation --
Patanjali's Ashtanga yoga --
Indian Tantra and Kundalini yoga --
Tibetan Buddhism --
Zen --
Gurdjieff's fourth way --
Krishnamurti's choiceless awareness --
Part three: Meditation paths: the essential unity: Preparation for meditation --
Attention --
Seeing what you believe --
Altered states in meditation --
Part four: The psychology of meditation: Abhidhamma: an Eastern psychology --
Psychology East and West --
Meditation: research and practical applications.
Responsibility: Daniel Goleman ; foreword by Ram Dass.

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Looks at Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Sufi, and Zen meditation, explains how to prepare the mind for meditation, and discusses the psychological aspects of altered mental states.
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