Meditation for Dummies

Now in the 3rd Edition, with Instructional CD

This comprehensive guide to the practice of meditation has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide and introduced the benefits of meditation to a global audience. Complete instruction in mindfulness practice, with expert advice for dealing with the pitfalls and challenges. Updated, with new chapters on the latest meditation research and on meditation and happiness.

Meditation For Dummies is a brilliantly clear roadmap to your true home, your natural heart, your shining mind. Stephan speaks from long experience to share the path that ends suffering and frees the heart for flight.
— Stephen Levine, author of Healing into Life and Death and A Year to Live
Stephan Bodian is a shining light in the fields of meditation, yoga and consciousness.
— Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind and A Woman’s Book of Life
Meditation for Dummies is a useful guidebook filled with clear instructions and helpful hints to get your started and keep you on track.
— Deepak Chopra, author of God: A Story of Revelation
Stephan gives us all the basics: clear, simple ways to relax the body, quiet the mind, and open the heart. He shows how anyone can benefit from these time-honored practices.
— Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart
Stephan Bodian has given us an intelligent, humorous, and absolutely delightful entry into the world of meditative inquiry. His writing is jargon free, and his suggested exercises are clear, practical, and easily followed. Meditation for Dummies is a wonderful travel guide to inner space. Don’t stay home without it.
— Rabbi Rami Shapiro, author of Accidental Grace
Meditation for Dummies is easy to read, yet it covers a lot of ground and goes deep. Stephan Bodian writes from experience and offers practical exercises you might enjoy. No matter how many other books on meditation there are, this may be just the one for you.
— Brother David Steindl-Rast O.S.B., author of The Way of Silence