- The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program
- Narrated by: Sharon Salzberg
- Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-08-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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There is no better person to show a beginner how to harness the power of meditation than Sharon Salzberg, one of the world’s foremost meditation teachers and spiritual authors. Cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, author of Loving kindness, Faith, and other books, Ms. Salzberg distills 30 years of teaching meditation into a 28-day program that will change lives. It is not about Buddhism, it’s not esoteric - it is closer to an exercise, like running or riding a bike. From the basics of posture, breathing, and the daily schedule to the finer points of calming the mind, distraction, dealing with specific problem areas (pain in the legs? falling asleep?) to the larger issues of compassion and awareness, Real Happiness is a complete guide. It explains how meditation works; why a daily meditation practice results in more resiliency, creativity, peace, clarity, and balance; and gives twelve meditation practices, including mindfulness meditation and walking meditation. An extensive selection of FAQs cover the most frequent concerns of beginners who meditate - “Is meditation selfish?” “How do I know if I’m doing it right?” “Can I use meditation to manage weight?”
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By Meow on 06-25-12
Beautifully written and read by the author.
What did you love best about Real Happiness?
I find Sharon Salzberg's gentle words transmitted beautifully in "Real Happiness." As they were in "Lovingkindness." The significant difference is that this audiobook is unabridged, so that all of her loving wisdom and teachings in this book are shared in the audio version. And, as with "Lovingkindness," this is a book to which one can listen while driving, not just while being still with no outside distractions. it has been a wonderful addition to my library, and I enjoy listening to it again and again.
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By Sue C. on 03-15-16
Excellent material for an audiobook, titled chapters would be great.
As the listener will likely want to refer back to various sections of the book, particularly the guided meditations, the lack of section titles (simply listed as chapters 1-33) makes this difficult. For example, an example meditation 'chapter' may be only 3 minutes long, whereas a true chapter may be 30 minutes. The meditations are interspersed throughout the book, which is beneficial as they appear in context rather than as a separate physical CD, as would accompany the paperback form. The reader is advised to add title bookmarks to each chapter to assist with navigation.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful