- Title: Sit Like a Buddha: A Pocket Guide to Meditation
- Author: Lodro Rinzler
- ISBN: 9781611801651
- Page: 348
- Format: Paperback
How to meditate a concise, pocket size guide that tells you everything you need to know, from the best selling author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar This is the ultimate go to guide for learning how to meditate It contains all the instructions youll need to get started in a remarkably short space, but it also shows you how to make meditation practice a permanent part oHow to meditate a concise, pocket size guide that tells you everything you need to know, from the best selling author of The Buddha Walks into a Bar This is the ultimate go to guide for learning how to meditate It contains all the instructions youll need to get started in a remarkably short space, but it also shows you how to make meditation practice a permanent part of your life, infusing it with wisdom and compassion as you go about your day And its instruction in the voice of the meditation teacher the young spiritual but not religious crowd have come to trust Lodro Rinzler, a young Buddhist teacher who speaks to the twenty and thirty something crowd in a way that has made his first book, The Buddha Walks into a Bar, a best seller Lodro begins by challening you to understand why you want to meditate in the first place, then, after the basic instructions, he shows how to prioritize your practice among your other daily activities and make it the center of all of them He then shows you how to bring the wisdom and insight gained from meditation into all aspects of life.
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Excellent, practical, inspiring book. If you are intellectually aware of the benefits of meditation, but have not quite managed to make it a daily, useful practice (like myself) this book is probably the right medicine to nudge you to get going. 90 page, easy read.Finished the book, now I plan to give it a serious try:1. Just 10 minutes per day2. In the morning3. In my house before leaving for the day4. First do 11 days in a row, then try for everyday habitJust focus on your breathyour mind will [...]
Short and comprehensive guide, although with a lot of clichés. It was recommended to me in order to help me start meditating, but honestly, I don't feel the drive just yet.
Very helpful !
Even with all its shortness, this book packs a powerful punch. I've always been intrigued by the art of meditation, but I sometimes feel it's beyond me. I'm a laid-back person to begin with, but I'm not always mindful of the present, the here and now. I often allow life to get in the way of life.With this introductory guide to a calm-abiding meditation called shamatha, Rinzler presents simple, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-do instructions to get you started on this meditation journey. I'm in!W [...]
I've been interested in yoga and meditation for a long time, although I wasn't sure I could rein in my thoughts long enough to do it. I've been stressed out in the last few years by my husband's health problems and thought meditation might help me cope. But I didn't want to undertake some heavy and involved studying.This little guide contains all the information needed to get started and it is written simply and encouragingly. It is not demanding and rigidyou can sit on a cushion or on the floor [...]
I'm giving away a copy of Sit Like a Buddha on my blog, enter here: booksuniverseeverythingThis little book is under 100 pages: simple and concise. Meditation is not a complex idea or practice, it’s exactly the opposite, so it’s appropriate that a guide to it not be a giant tome. His approach is simple and helpful: he starts by having us think about why we want to start a meditation practice, then he shares the basics of meditation technique, discusses the common obstacles that come up when [...]
This is an excellent book for folks beginning a meditation practice or those wanting support for their existing practice. Lodro Rinzler has a wonderful approach to making meditation accessible, describing how to get started and reinforce it as a healthy activity. He also describes the types of things one might experience during meditation, and how to put them into perspective. I highly recommend this audiobook. It's narrated by the author and truly feels like Mr. Rinzler is providing supportive, [...]
I've read several books on Meditation and I found this to be one of the simplest, most to the point and basic (in a good way). And Lodro's voice is really relatable to modern, young meditators but doesn't try too hard to be "hip" or "edgy." It makes the benefits of meditation clear, without trying to define for you why you should meditate. And it is quick about getting you on the mat. I really can't recommend it enough for new meditators or for people like me who have some experience, but are lo [...]
Unadorned and conversational, "Sit Like a Buddha" is a great meditation guide for folks who would like to learn some Buddhist discipline without having to buy into Buddhist spirituality.
I really loved this book. The ideas were so simple to follow and the author did a phenomenal job in explaining the ins and outs of meditation.
A quick read about meditation, I like Rinzler's funny, entertaining, simple approach to the subject. Of the ten super short chapters, 1-8 were great and are highly recommended. Chapter 9 however then suddenly switched from a neutral, meditation-is-for-everyone approach to a super heavy handed 'why you need to be a buddhist, how to be a buddhist, and why you need to find your spiritual guru' reading, which was hard to swallow. I always want to believe that meditation can be of value regardless of [...]
A helpful, light, and easy-to-digest companion to your meditation practice. I found it particularly helpful to read after a few months of practicing TM, just skip the chapter on "how to meditate" - but otherwise provides excellent tips and motivation when meditation gets tough.
This is one of the worst written books I've ever read! There is nothing wrong with the content, it is short and informative about meditation. The voice of the author was just awful.Almost unbearable. I was able to finish it because it's so short. The funny thing is I spent a lot of time trying to figure out why I found the voice of the author so unpleasant. It's very bad writing, but in a very subtle way. the best thing I can compare this author's voice to is that old Saturday Night Live charact [...]
I don't meditate but it has always seemed like a good idea. This book breaks it down very simply but without feeling too esoteric or philosophical. It's essentially a perfect guide to someone with interest who is maybe unsure what meditation really IS but wants to try it out. Hoping this will help me get into it.
I took this book along to read on a long airplane ride, and it came in handy right away. My wife and I checked in late, and didn't get seats together. Usually, nice people will swap, since it's only a row or two, and allow you to sit with your spouse. Unfortunately, the woman sitting next to my wife was with the people across the aisle, so no help there. Understandable. But the woman next to me was simply grumpy and refused to move even though there was no essential difference in the two seats, [...]
This book is short and to the point, and full of clear and actionable recommendations for how practically to go about getting into a serious meditative practice and what sorts of mindsets and thought patterns will be useful along the way.After reading, I know what steps to take in order to polish up my medition practice, which has been a bit ad-hoc so far. If nothing else, the book has me finally (finally!) starting to seriously focus on the breath. The book also convinced me to try to be a bit [...]
This book is true to its title: an excellent pocket guide to meditation, rooted in the Shambhala tradition. I got it for friends as a Christmas gift and fortunately was able to read it myself before having to give it away (yes, I do that). Whether you're a seasoned meditator or just starting - this book will guide you in beginning your practice and becoming a more dharmic person (read on to understand what that means!).
Book for overall good and short read, I think subtitle is misguiding one because the only one-tenth of the book is really about meditation, and the rest is about spiritual qualities (i.e How to be a Dharmic Person). If someone is seriously interested in Meditation and Contemplative Practices, then I recommended to choose another book other than it.
A very easy-to-read book. No abstract terms, no mystical chinese techniques. Why do we try to complicate simple things? Meditation is just to be sit and focused on your breaths. Zillions of thoughts will come through your mind, for surejust keep sit and come back to your breath.Simple advices, easy to follow, and easy to implement. The difficult part comes with the practice. Just keep sit!
Highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to get into meditation! Especially if you have no clue what you're doing. Or even if you do. This book is super helpful for your journey. :)
A primer on the meditation practice.I'd recommend this to anyone interested in taking up the practice, or, are curious about it. Mr.Rinzler does a great job in explaining the posture, the breath, and a little bit of the life style. He writes well, and doesn't come off as someone who is preaching. It's a short read, and definitely recommended.
I have read 3 out of lodro's 4 books so far but this is the one that has changed my life the most! I am on day 20 of my journey but the past 20 days I have learned more about myself and my mind, and learned to like who I am when I am just myself. If you want to take that journey this is the guide book that gives you the path but not the whole map!
This wasn't exactly what I was expecting and I'm glad for it. The most approachable and enjoyable book I've ever read on meditation. If you're just curious and wan a quick, easy, friendly start to mediation this is your guide.
Makes meditation accessible and funI've read a few books on meditation and this one was the least formal and most accessible treatment on the topic. Looking forward to starting my practice with the actionable advice in this book.
Five stars for a clear, concise, and basic introduction to meditation. The book is what it says, and that's all you can ask from it. Rinzler was funny at times, too. He knows how to make a reader smile and relax.
brilliant book written in an honest, funny and caring waye book is full of great insights despite being ,90 pages long.everyone would benefit from reading this book, even if you didn't take up meditating.
Great book for beginners looking to understand more about mediation. Author gives great examples overcoming obstacles during mediation sessions. Bottom line is to continue and trust the process. You will reap the benefits.
A pure delight of a read! Lodro Rinzler tells a straight forward discussion on how to meditate and does so with humour and compassion. An absolute must for anyone wanting to start their meditation practice! P.S. If you can read any of his books on Buddhism, you will not be disappointed.
A solid introduction to meditation. Easily read in a weekend and returned to as needed.
It's probably cheating to include this because it was so short. Good info about how to start up a practice of meditation for those inclined to do so.
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