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Description - Power of Meditation by Edward Viljoen

This wise and delightful guide to the benefits of meditation practices will help readers cultivate a calm, peaceful, and enlightened lifestyle. Drawing from his years of experience as a teacher, spiritual leader, and avid meditator, Edward Viljoen directs readers down the path to enlightenment using wisdom such as- Mindfulness practices - Train yourself to become absorbed in a purposefully chosen activity. Sitting practices - Reduce the use of mental and physical resources as much as possible by sitting still and silently. Creative practices - Employ such devices as journaling, observing, and focusing on a favorite literary or spiritual passage. Featuring personal anecdotes and stories from the author's spiritual teachings, The Power of Meditation goes beyond a simple how-to book and offers a wonderful reading experience that will inspire you to live more wise and fulfilling life. Praise for the power of meditation 'Edward Viljoen has written a passionate and compassionate guide to the challenges - and benedictions - of looking within and cultivating what is perhaps the essential ingredient in an authentic life- self-awareness. In a voice full of warmth and wisdom, he teaches us how to be receptive and responsive to life and to what it calls for from us, and how to practice - as he puts it 'living wide awake.' I heartily recommend it.' Gregg Levoy, author of Callings- Finding and Following an Authentic Life 'Creatively blending the guidance of the ancient Bhagavad-Gita with his fresh and modern approach, Dr. Viljoen brings the process of meditation to life in a new way. He is a deep and authentic teacher disguised as a friend sharing stories and offering wisdom and encouragement on every page.' August Gold, Coauthor of The Prayer Chest and Multiply Your Blessings 'Edward Viljoen's The Power of Meditation beautifully helps the reader dissolve any resistance to one of the greatest spiritual practices of all time. Slowing down the mind and creating a peace-fulled harbor of balance, breath, and connectivity has perhaps never been more compellingly offered in book form before. Viljoen's insightful instruction to begin a practice or revise an old one will have you returning to these pages again and again for inspiration.' David Ault, Author of Where Regret Cannot Find Me 'Edward Viljoen is to meditation what water is to thrist. This marvelous book guides both the novice and the experienced through a series of steps that aid in quelling the cacophony of everyday life and allowing the inherent peacefulness of being to emerge in one's experience and expression of the beauty of life. It is a constructive and productive guide to living a life that is balanced, calm, and peaceful. I would choose that everyone practice the principles and exercises outlined in this book, and so actively enable all of us to uncover a world that is what it is meant to be.' Kenn Gordon, Spiritual Leader, Centers for Spiritual Living, and author of Mind & Manifestation 'Edward Viljoen is a wonderful teacher who has the ability to make the complex seem simple. The Power of Meditation will touch your heart, inspire your soul, and empower you on your spiritual journey in a beautiful way.' Mike Robbins, author of Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780399162619
ISBN-10: 0399162615
Format: Paperback / softback
(127mm x 203mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Tarcher/Putnam,US
Publisher: Tarcher/Putnam,US
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Edward Viljoen

Edward Viljoen (pronounced full-YOON) is the Senior Minister at Center for Spiritual Living in Santa Rosa, CA. He is the author of the Kindle books "The Bhagavad-Gita for Beginners," "The Science of Mind and Spirit for Beginners," and co-author (with Chris Michaels) of "Spirit is Calling," and "Practice the Presence," and co-author (with Joyce Duffala) of "Seeing Good At Work." He lives in California.

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