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Author Siff, Jason.

Title Thoughts are not the enemy : an innovative approach to meditation practice / Jason Siff.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. Boston : Shambhala, [2014]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  294.34435 SIF    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 212 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A revolutionary new approach to meditation: a mindfulness of thinking that accepts and investigates the thoughts that arise as you meditate--from the author of Unlearning Meditation. In most forms of meditation, the meditator is instructed to let go of thoughts as they arise. As a result, thinking is often taken, unnecessarily, to be something misguided or evil. This approach is misguided, says Jason Siff. In fact, if we allow thoughts to arise and become mindful of the thoughts themselves, we gain tranquillity and insight just as in other methods without having to reject our natural mental processes. And by observing the thoughts themselves with mindfulness and curiosity, we can learn a good deal about ourselves in the process"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Thoughts Are Not the Enemy -- Meditating with Thoughts and Emotions -- Talking about Meditation Sittings -- Six Common Ways to Become Aware of Thoughts -- Meeting Your Thoughts as a Resting Place -- The Multilinear Present Moment -- Going into the Future and the Past -- Higher Values in Meditation -- A Theory of Awareness -- Transformative Conceptualization Explained -- Maturation of the Meditative Process -- A Meditative Research Afterthought.
Subject Meditation -- Buddhism.
ISBN 9781611800432 (paperback)
1611800439 (paperback)
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