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"Meditation is absolute silence of the mind…
Only in that total, complete, unadulterated silence
is that which is truth."
This month, we are "Awakening to the Silence of
Our feature articles
present the thoughts and ideas of ten meditation experts,
who offer transformative tips and techniques for helping us
find meditative silence. It is in the perfect stillness and silence of meditation
that we may come to truly know ourselves and be guided to
peace, Truth and understanding.
Here to See Our Selection of Book and Audio Titles
May peace and
joy be yours as you discover yourself
- The Art of Letting Go"
Let Your Mind Be Still
Russell, one of the
first people to introduce human potential seminars into
the corporate field, holds degrees in physics, psychology
and computer science from the University of Cambridge,
England, and is the author of several successful books
including "The Global Brain Awakens," "The
Brain Book" and "Waking Up in Time." (www.peterussell.com)
to the Practice of Insight Meditation"
Instructions for Insight Meditation
Flickstein, a resident teacher at the Forest Way Insight
Meditation Center. He has been practicing and teaching
Vipassana meditation for over twenty-three years. His
first book, "Journey to the Center: A Meditation
Workbook," was published in 1998. His new book,
"Swallowing the River Ganges: A Practice Guide to the
Path of Purification," will be released in January
of Silence - Awakening the Meditative Spirit"
Special Collection of Sutras
by Robert Rabbin,
an author and contemporary mystic who helps people
actualize their innate freedom, clarity, and joy. He began
practicing meditation and self-inquiry in 1969, and
subsequently spent ten years studying with meditation
master Swami Muktananda. Since 1985, Robert has been
lecturing, leading meditative inquiry events, and serving
as an advisor to professionals and corporate executives. (www.robrabbin.com)
is a Spontaneous Experience"
Q&A and Two Meditations
Roche, author and teacher, who has been teaching meditation since 1969. For the past 30 years he has been developing meditations that feel natural and spontaneous, rather than like a technique you are trying to force yourself to do.
He is the author of "Meditation Made Easy," and is co-author, with his wife Camille Maurine, of Meditation Secrets for Women, to be published in February
Basics from the Author of Meditation for Dummies"
all Your Meditation Questions
Bodian, who was editor-in-chief of the award-winning
magazine Yoga Journal for 10 years. A former Zen Buddhist
monk and a meditation teacher for more than 25 years, he
currently practices as a psychotherapist and writing
consultant in San Francisco and Marin County, California.
He is the author of "Meditation For Dummies,"
"Timeless Visions" and "Healing
Voices" and coauthor of "Living Yoga."
"Living Art Meditation Fountains"
Learn How to
Make a Meditation Fountain
by Paris Mannion,
fountain expert and coach, author of "Create Your
Indoor Fountain," and certified personal coach. She
studied at the Carl G. Jung Institute in Zurich,
Switzerland, exploring symbols of alchemy, particularly
the fountain of 'living water' and the garden or sacred
The Simple Art"
by Michele Ritan,
who has studied world religions and spirituality for many
years. She majored in Bible and Religion in college and
authored an honors thesis entitled "Biblical and Near
Eastern Perspectives on Death." Raised in the Reform
Jewish tradition, Michele has experienced other faiths and
spiritual paths as an adult. (www.divineimages.com)
to the Center - The Sacred Mystery of the Labyrinth"
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Reynolds, spiritual midwife and author of "Be An Angel."
Her essay, Visual Prayers is included in the anthology,
"Our Turn, Our Time: Women Coming of Age," edited by Cynthia
Black. She has facilitated
women’s spiritual retreats nationwide for ten years. (www.sacredimagination.com)
Food: Exploring Affirmations in Writing"
Kathleen's Monthly Column, "Scribing the Soul,"
by Kathleen Adams LPC, RPT, best-selling
author, speaker, psychotherapist and visionary. Her books
include: "Journal to the Self," "The
Way of the Journal" and "The Write Way to
Wellness." She is a beloved teacher whose innovative
work has helped hundreds of thousands of people heal,
change and grow. (www.journaltherapy.com)
for Focused Meditation"
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