Jun 04, 2010
Wildmind: A Step-by-Step Guide to Meditation
“Meditation helps us to cut through the agonizing clutter of superficial mental turmoil and allows us to experience more spacious and joyful states of mind. It is this pure and luminous state that I call your Wildmind.”
The second edition of my book, Wildmind, is coming out in July (August in the US). Joseph Goldstein, author of Insight Meditation: The Practice of Freedom and founder of the Insight Meditation Society, has described Wildmind as being “of great help to people interested in meditation and an inspiring reminder for those on the path.”
Wildmind explains how to:
- Use the mind-body connection in order that your meditation posture can help you attain clarity and confidence
- Tune into the breath in order to still the mind and develop a vibrant awareness
- Create a spacious awareness around your emotions in order to experience a loving calmness
- Use the everyday activity of walking as a potent means of spiritual development
- Bring greater awareness into every action, so that your entire life becomes practice.
According to Lorne Ladner, therapist and author of The Lost Art of Compassion,
Bodhipaksa has written a beautiful and very accessible introduction to meditation. He guides us through all the basics of mindfulness and also lovingkindness meditations with the voice of a wise, kind, and patient friend.