For the beginning meditator, the book provides a unique overview of the different kinds of meditation and introduces the reader to the basic elements of their practice. For the experienced meditator, Dr. Goleman discusses the distinct levels of consciousness developed – and the subsequent health benefits – as a result of long-term application.
Dr. Goleman also examines the various meditative traditions through the lens of cognitive psychology to highlight the connections between the ancient and modern psychological sciences.
“Recent neuroscience research shows us that a regular meditation practice can have huge benefits: from better stress management to stronger immune systems,” said Daniel Goleman. “The findings confirm some of the speculations I made in this book long ago – and have even gone far beyond what was known about these ancient sciences. These new insights provide a fresh perspective on the essential similarities and differences of these meditative traditions.”
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