There are many good reasons to start meditating. Meditation can
relieve stress, promote relaxation, and improve your outlook—but most
of all, meditation is about waking up to life, to all its choices and
With an engaging mix of anecdote,
humor, and clear instruction, Martine Batchelor shows that you don’t
have to be a Buddhist to benefit from meditation. She explains the
techniques of three major traditions—Theravada,
Tibetan, and Zen—demystifying meditation and presenting it in a way that
will speak to readers of any background.
Each chapter of Meditation for Life
contains a time-honored guided meditation on such themes as
loving-kindness, equanimity, death—and even cooking! And nearly every
an evocative photograph from Stephen Batchelor, inviting us to see the world around us with new eyes.
vividly photographed book encourages us to bring creative awareness to
every aspect of our lives—from making conversation to making dinner—and
reveals how every situation and every moment can be an opportunity to
break negative habits, foster compassion, and find joy. Whether you want
to learn to meditate, revitalize your practice, or share the joys of
meditation with others—
Meditation for Life is a beautiful way to start.
168 pages. Paperback.