Meditation offers so us many benefits.  Not only does it calm your mind, bring perspective, defuse negativity, and open your heart, science tells us that it provides countless health advantages too.  It can even change your brain.  Meditation has helped me tremendously in riding all the ups and downs that naturally occur in life.  It can help you too.  It’s easy to learn and can transform your life enormously.

If you would like to learn more about meditation, following are two New York Times bestsellers that I highly recommend.   Or pop over and enjoy the free online meditation course called What Meditation Really Is.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche

A manual for life and death and a magnificent source of sacred inspiration from the heart of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying provides a lucid and inspiring introduction to the practice of meditation, to the nature of mind, to karma and rebirth, to compassionate love and care for the dying, and to the trials and rewards of the spiritual path.

The Joy of Living, Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

In The Joy of Living, world-renowned Buddhist teacher Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche – the “happiest man in the world” – invites us to join him in unlocking the secrets to finding joy and contentment in the everyday.  Using the basic meditation practices he provides, we can discover paths through our problems, transforming obstacles into opportunities to recognize the unlimited potential of our own minds.

Learn to Meditate

The online What Meditation Really Is course – offered by the Rigpa Distance Learning Program – is a popular, convenient, and enjoyable way to learn meditation.  It expands upon the free course mentioned above and is offered in a step-by-step 10 week format. My husband and I are instructors for the program and would love to virtually see you there.