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Beginner Meditation

Meditation is a simple technique which has been practiced in Asia for over 2,500 years. Beginning with the focusing of attention on the breath, the practice concentrates and calms the mind. It allows one to see through the mind’s conditioning and thereby to live more fully present in the moment. Excerpt from Spirit Rock Meditation Center website.

Books & AV on Meditation @ Library

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Considering Meditation

Do you have patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
-Lao Tzu

Meditation is a glorious link to connect and harmonize the two ends of life – material and spiritual.
-Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

One hour’s meditation on the work of the Creator is better than seventy years of prayer.
-Muhammad

My greatest wealth is the deep stillness in which I strive and grow and win what the world cannot take from me with fire or sword.
-Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe

Within you is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.
-Herman Hess

I never came upon any of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.
-Einstein

To meet everything and everyone through stillness instead of mental noise is the greatest gift you can offer the universe.
-Eckhart Tolle

Our greatest experiences are our quietest moments.
-Nietzsche

Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come
back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there
is seeing, there must be acting. With mindfulness, we
know what to do and what not to do to help.
-Thich Nhat Hanh

I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from
only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room.
-Blaise Pascal

Titles on Meditation @ ACLibrary

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It was a great talk by Dr. Zaslove on Saturday, September 10th.  The talk was based on the book ‘Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation’ by Rajinder Singh, which we have copies of in our collection:

http://tinyurl.com/3h8p5gh

Below are some of the key points:

  • Meditation equals concentrated attention and total physical relaxation.
  • Meditation is science, is mainstream, and should be free of charge.
  • Meditation is NOT a religion NOR a cult.
  • We withdraw the attention from outside and go within– Everything you are seeking outside is inside you.
  • Meditation is about stopping of the mind.  It calms and stills the mind.
  • Meditate through the Inner Eye, aka, Single Eye or Third Eye
  • All religions meditate.

 

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Come learn about the benefits at the Fukaya Room in the Fremont Main Library on Saturday, September 10th, 11:00 pm- 1:00 pm.

We will explore the latest and most astonishing discoveries into the preventive, healing, and pain-relieving effects of meditation with a physician/researcher with 38 years of meditation experience.  Dr. Marshall Zaslove has lived in the San Francisco Bay area since 1969.  He has been practicing meditation daily for over 30 years.  This workshop is based on ‘Inner and Outer Peace Through Meditation’ by Rajinder Singh.

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