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November 2008

Meditation Matters

by Rachel Rabkin Pechman


Eight great resources to guide you toward your own meditation practice

These websites and books will help you find a class or learn to
meditate on your own. You can also join meditation classes at many community centers, yoga studios—even some AIDS organizations.

General Meditation information:, the Meditation Society of America
Mindfulness Meditation:
Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in
Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn (;
P.O. Box 547, Lexington, MA 02420)
Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, by Joan Borysenko, PhD (; 393 Dixon Road, Boulder, CO 80302; 303.440.8460)
Mindfulness in Plain English, by Henepola Gunaratana
(, or read it free at
8 Minute Meditation, by Victor Davich (

Transcendental Meditation:
Science of Being and Art of Living: Transcendental Meditation, by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (; 888.532.7686; or

Centering Prayer Meditation:
Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form, by M. Basil Pennington (

The Kelee:
The Silent Miracle: Awakening Your True Spiritual Nature, by
Ron Rathbun (; P.O. Box 373, Oceanside, CA 92049)


If sitting quietly isn’t your cup of tea, try walking. Walking meditation is a form of mindfulness meditation. Walk very slowly (similar to tai chi) and focus on coordinating your breath with your footsteps (two steps per inhale, say, and four per exhale). Other moving forms of meditation include faster walking and even concentrative jogging. To learn more, check out Walking Meditation by Nguyen Anh-Huong and Thich Nhat Hanh (; 800.333.9185). An instructional DVD and CD are included.

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