Quiet Mind

Quiet Mind

A Beginner's Guide to Meditation

By Susan Piver; Sakyong Mipham; Tulku Thondup

Shambhala, Hardcover, 9781590305973, 128pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2008

Description
This unique book-and-audio program brings together some of the country's most beloved meditation teachers. Each contributor presents a short written teaching along with an audio recording of a guided practice. "Quiet Mind" features:
- Sakyong Mipham on "shamatha," the practice of tranquillity
- Larry Rosenberg on "vipassana," the practice of clear seeing
- Edward Espe Brown on "zazen," the practice of freedom
- Sharon Salzberg on "metta," the practice of lovingkindness
- Judith Lief on" tonglen," the practice of transformation
- Tulku Thondup on healing the body and mind through meditation
- Yoga teacher Richard Faulds on the link between yoga and meditation


Includes a 78-minute CD.



About the Author
SUSAN PIVER is an author, meditation instructor, and founder of the virtual mindfulness community, the Open Heart Project. She has taught thousands of people how to meditate. Her books include How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life, The Wisdom of a Broken Heart, and the New York Times bestseller The Hard Questions. She has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Tyra Banks Show, and other national television programs in connection with her books. She leads workshops and retreats around the world.

Sakyong Mipham is the leader of the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and is spiritual director of Shambhala International, a network of meditation and retreat centers. He writes a regular column in the Shambhala Sun, he is the author of the best-selling Turning the Mind into an Ally, and he regularly offers retreats and workshops throughout the world. Sakyong Mipham is the eldest son of Chogyam Trungpa, who was instrumental in bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the West. He is also an avid marathon runner and golfer, and he has been named one of the thirty global visionaries of our time by Planet magazine.

Tulku Thondup was born in East Tibet and trained from childhood at the famed Dodrupchen Monastery. He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University from 1980 to 1983. Since then, he has lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he writes and translates under the auspices of the Buddhayana Foundation. His books include The Healing Power of Mind and Peaceful Death, Joyful Rebirth.