From Christian centering prayer to Sufi dhikr (chanting the names of
God) to Zen Buddhist zazen (formal silent meditation), this book
demystifies the kinds of meditation practiced in different spiritual
traditions¢and gives you a real feel for which method might suit you
best. Meditator and journalist Marcia Z. Nelson takes you on visits to
seven different meditation centers representing a wide range of
spiritual traditions. She shows what a typical visit to each is like and
talks to the teachers and the people who go there to discover how they
got started, why they keep going, and what benefits they derive from the
practice. A list of further resources for in-depth exploration of each
tradition, a directory of centers and a glossary of terms make this
guide exactly what you need to start meditating.
192 pages. Paperback.